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Summary

Contains books one and two of The Stasis Stories.

A Pause in Space-Time, Book 1 

Kaem Seba is a sickly and financially destitute young man with extraordinary math skills. With the help of Arya Vaii, a business student, he has developed a theory and an electronic device that allows him to stop time within limited volumes of space-time. 

It quickly becomes obvious that, beyond the fact that time stops inside the stasis field, the volume of space-time in stasis might be useful for some of its other phenomenal properties. Unfortunately, the owner of the lab that tested the properties of their samples also recognizes their potential. His desire to share in their profits unhinges his shaky grasp on reality....

The Thunder of Engines, Book 2 

Kaem and Arya are trying to sell “stade”, a piece of space-time in stasis, for its phenomenal mechanical properties. 

Stronger than any known substance, it cannot not melt, burn, bend or break. It’s also a perfect insulator and reflects all radiation. Essentially, it can’t be altered; time is stopped within it. Kaem and Arya are struggling to negotiate the best prices they can while simultaneously fighting another company’s bid to pre-empt their patent. As if those struggles weren’t sufficient, Kaem’s beloved father develops cancer. He must try to help his family through that crisis while simultaneously attempting to save the company.

©2019 Laurence Dahners (P)2020 Podium Audio

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A really clever concept.

I really enjoyed these two stories. I found the concept incredibly clever, not too far fetched, and well explained, so it was believable. I enjoyed the characters, and the way it felt more of a drama than straight science fiction. I’m definitely keen to explore books three and four. I found that the characterisation of the two Asian characters was a little stereotypical, and I found this slightly off putting, but on the whole a really good story so far.

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Great Listen

I loved this. It was right up my street. Not heavy with the romantic stuff but got on with the actual story. Well read for both male and female characters and no irritating mispronunciations.

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Enjoyably geeky

An interesting story with lots of details. Introverts lives can be interesting and challenging! I couldn't put it down. well read too!

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Not *really* science fiction

I did enjoy the book(s) which were written very well, and certainly performed to a very high standard. But although the central idea of the book is a material that can only be found in the pages of a sci-fi book, it's not a sci-fi book.

It's a story of the development of that material, how it came to be and the business uses it mightbe put too. Of the struggles by the inventors to keep it away from the big boys of industry - and maybe there's a love story in there as well.

Good book, yes, but not sci-fi.

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  • 06-06-22

Racism,Wokeism just too much

First off this book is strictly young adult so story is somewhat childlike but not a bad concept. The wokeism,racism got tiring as we are assaulted by it daily already.

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  • 14-07-21

great book but

I like the authors books. mostly light hearted and an OP technology that catapults the world development in amazing directions.

the author has written several series on this type of topic.

this series the things holding back the protagonist are other people's racism, and a genetic disability. the racism seems overdone and annoying to me. I still enjoyed the rest of the book so it still gets three stars.

if you feel that everyone is inherently racist, and must work hard to get past it, then this book is for you. if you don't feel that way, then this book will sometimes annoy you.

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  • msudoc
  • 17-06-22

Time travel?

I really like stories about time travel this is not one of those stories. The story is about a product this kid invented and all that goes into it. It is an ok story but I rated it 3 stars because I felt it was misleading.

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  • cavegirlie
  • 28-06-21

please finish the Hyllis Family Story series!!!

The book was pretty good but was at little hard to follow at first but once you get involved with the story and pay attention it has some good concepts.

I wish Mr Dangers would finish his Phyllis Family Story series I have been waiting for the last 2 books forever, that is a great series if anyone wants to take a chance.

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  • Virginia
  • 06-08-22

An interesting concept that...

Went no where... I kept waiting for something exciting to happen... something interesting to happen.... anything to happen. What a waste of a brilliant idea.

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  • traceyo
  • 01-08-22

Terrific story

Fresh, original, a real treat to listen to it. Recommending to friends. Keeping in my Library to enjoy multiple times.

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  • Jellybean🎉❤
  • 29-07-22

Good story.

Good storyline. A little verbose at times, but a unique take on the usage of time. The narrator was a little choppy at times but you get used to it.

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  • 26-07-22

Unique & interesting use of time

I thoroughly enjoyed this story about a college student who designed a procedure for using time to create an object with extraordinary properties. This young genius and a few friends started marketing the product before they had a patent leading to various opportunities and problems. However, I find their success questionable given the fact that all designs were still in the genius’ head.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-22

Simply brilliant

A refreshing take on an as yet undiscovered aspect of space time. Great concept with a simple and very plausible account of a generally nice group of characters. Wish I'd thought of Staid!
Will look for more from this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-22

Excellent!

Wonderfully entertaining. It kept me wanting more. A book worthy of rereading. Highly recommended.