The Lincoln Hunters Author:Wilson Tucker Benjamin Steward ,a man of the 26th century,thought,as he watched the sun come up on May 30th 1856, over the prairie outside of Bloomington,Illinois,that this was his last sunrise.Steward was violating the law of nature. For the second time he was visting a place and a period where he had been before,and men of the 26th century knew that no obje... more »ct could twice return to a place in time without "cancelling itself out.
In 2578,Steward had an exciting job. A "Character" for Time Researchers,his work was to travel back in time and get historical information for clients.He had,for example,beeen standing on the shore with the indianswhen the pilgrims rowed ashore from the Mayflower.Now he was involved in the pre-electorial furor of Bloomington,shortly before the Civil War.
Steward had been sent back 700 years to record a speech by Abraham Lincoln,and,because of an error on the part of the engineers who ran the time machine,it seemed likely he would be destroyed. Would Steward escape and regain the 26th century? Would he die in an era 700 years before his own time? As he approacheszero hour,suspense mounts.
This is an ingrossing and hair-raising tale by Wilson Tucker,author of the loud,long silence and time bomb,in which both the world of 2578 and the United States of 1856 come convincingly alive,seen through the eyes of Steward,who knew more than one century.« less