Here and Now and Then (Paperback)

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For 18 years time travel agent Kin Stewart was stuck in the 1990s. Then one day he is found and whisked back to 2142 leaving behind a wife and 14-year-old daughter with no explanation. But Kin can't forget them and he can't pick up his old life as if only days had passed. This is a story of the wrenching effects of abandonment and parenthood and the corrosive effect of secrecy on a relationship. Time travel can be downright evil. Loved it!

— Lisa


From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood

A Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 Semifinalist

One of BookBub's Best Science Fiction Books
of 2019

One of Book Riot's
Best Books of 2019 So Far

One of The Nerd Daily's
Best Debut Novels of 2019

Featured in
The Millions "A Year in Reading"

One of Entropy's
Best Fiction Books of 2019

He'll go anywhere and any when to save his daughter

Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter.

But his current life is a far cry from his previous a time-traveling secret agent from over a century in the future.

Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, until one afternoon, his "rescue" team arrives--eighteen years too late.

Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where he's been gone only weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can't remember.

Torn between two lives, Kin's desperate efforts to stay connected to both will threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself. With his daughter's very existence at risk, he will have to take one final trip to save her--even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.

"Heartfelt and thrilling... Chen's concept is unique, and his characters'] agony is deeply moving. Quick pacing, complex characters, and a fascinating premise."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778308980
ISBN-10: 0778308987
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English