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Here and Now and Then
Here and Now and Then | Mike Chen
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To save his daughter, hell go anywhereand any-when 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, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous careeras a time-traveling secret agent from 2142. Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-travelers brain. Until one afternoon, his rescue team arriveseighteen years too late. Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where hes only been gone weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he cant remember. Torn between two lives, Kin is desperate for a way to stay connected to both. But when his best efforts threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself, his daughters very existence is at risk. Itll take one final trip across time to save Mirandaeven if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process. A uniquely emotional genre-bending debut, Here and Now and Then captures the perfect balance of heart, playfulness, and imagination, offering an intimate glimpse into the crevices of a fathers heart and its capacity to stretch across both space and time to protect the people that mean the most.
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leahsbookishobsession
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FEATURING⇢

Time-Travel
Science Fiction
What It Means To Be A Parent
Love...Not Romance
Screwing Up The Space-Time Continuum
Narration Performed by Cary Hite

MY RATING⇢ ☆4.7☆STARS - GRADE= A

A very satisfying story, especially the ending...it was the perfectly whipped icing on a cherry chip cake...and I love cherry chip cake. See My Reveiw here https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/07/here-and-now-and-then-by-mik...

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 1w
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GivenLemons
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An engaging book that I just devoured! It‘s clear that the author really considered the mechanics of time travel and peppers them in throughout with being overwhelming. It was wonderfully emotional, and made me cry (family things always get to me)!

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nicebicycle
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⭐⭐ ⭐Finished it up while relaxing on our new patio. Time travel. OK.

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Avidreader25
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Mehso-so

It says something that I loved the cover and the title more than the actual book. A time traveler becomes trapped in a past time for 18 years. During that time he gets married and has a daughter. Then his work comes back to rescue him thinking it has only been a few days. The premise is better than the execution. I had a hard time staying interested. I stuck with it because I kept thinking it would get better, but it never really clicked for me.

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Skeeterisme
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Quirky and delightful. Highly recommend.

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Expandingbookshelf
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This is one of those books I wanted to start rereading the second I finished it. “Here and Now and Then” is a fun sci-fi ride avoid a time traveller stuck in the 1990s. 18 years later, his *rescue* team arrives, but by then Kin Stewart has a wife and daughter-and little memory of life in 2142. This book was fun, imaginative, and surprisingly emotional. I‘m excited to read it again (and maybe with another coffee martini 🤔🍸)

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Time traveling secret agent living a life in the past and the future. ⏳🔙🔜

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ellemarr
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This book was incredible!! It was slow in the way that tugs at your heart strings and makes you think about the world, while it was fast paced in that the stakes were always high, and geeky in the way it reminded me of questions I used to wonder as a kid about magic and.... TIME TRAVEL. Really loved this book. Recommend!

Liatrek I got this in my B&N 50% off haul. I‘m looking for to reading one day 😊 5mo
ellemarr @Liatrek nice! The price is right, there. Hope you enjoy! 5mo
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BillBlume
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Day 11 of #LiteraryLuck month is “Rainbow Stack.” And since I missed yesterday‘s theme of “Turn Back Time,” I‘m tagging Mike Chen‘s Here and Now and Then for this one. #Rainbow #RainbowStack

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice stack 🌈📚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BillBlume you‘re welcome ☺️ 5mo
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BillBlume
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Decided to take part in this month‘s #LiteraryLuck photo challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @vkois88 . Starting with today‘s theme of a TBR shelfie, which is more like a pair of stacks on my headboard and the top of the closet. Probably gonna read Here and Now and Then next, but there‘s a lot of competition for my desire to read. #shelfie

LibrarianRyan I thought you already read Spin? I used it for my “recommended by a kitten” challenge prompt because you said it was good? Maybe it‘s just Friday and I‘m brain dead? 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So happy you are joining us!!! 💚🍀💚🍀📚📚📚 6mo
BillBlume @LibrarianRyan read it prepping to moderate a panel but recently bought it now that it‘s out. 6mo
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throwmeabook
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Stranded in the 1990‘s, time traveller Kin Stewart integrates into society, has a family. The recovery team returns Kin to 2142, but what was 20 years for Kin has been a week for those in the future and he struggles to stay connected to both timelines. When he discovers his daughter is in danger he must protect her, at any cost. I LOVED this book! An engrossing, thought-provoking, irresistible, touching read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #40in2019TBR

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BillBlume
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Book Mail!!! Was hoping this might arrive on my birthday yesterday, but I‘ll take it as a gift for my birth week. 😸

#bookmail #newrelease #MikeChen #wibblywobbblytimeywimey

Kimberlone Cool cover design! 7mo
BillBlume @Kimberlone completely agree. Just love it! 7mo
jmtrivera Interesting fact: birthdays can last up to a month, provided they are not interrupted by another holiday which requires people to buy you books, in which case, you are obligated to accept the books for the incoming holiday. 7mo
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BillBlume @jmtrivera I love your logic here, but I made the mistake of sharing it with my wife Sheri. Her response was, “That should hold for shoes, too.” #MistakesWereMade 7mo
jmtrivera @BillBlume She's not wrong. How can you look anything other than impressive when wearing good shoes and holding a good book?! 7mo
BillBlume @jmtrivera valid point. #logical 7mo
Merethebookgal Happy belated birthday! 7mo
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throwmeabook
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“We‘re all different people through our lives, but that‘s okay, as long as you remember all the people you used to be.” #24in48 #bookquote

RamsFan1963 Isn't that the same thing the 11th Doctor said right before he regenerated?? 7mo
throwmeabook @RamsFan1963 Yes it is! The MC‘s daughter is a huge Doctor Who fan. 7mo
RamsFan1963 @throwmeabook I thought so, its burned in my brain, since I was bawling my eyes out during Matt Smith's final scene. 7mo
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throwmeabook
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Starting book 2 for #24in48 and hoping to get in a few more hours of reading tonight.

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BillBlume
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Just preordered this debut from Mike Chen, a sci-fi adventure in which a time-traveling secret agent gets stranded in the 1990s & when he‘s rescued far too late, he has a daughter in the past who his rescue could wipe from existence. I‘ve followed Mike on Twitter & IG for a while, and he‘s a great guy. The book also has some great buzz. Especially if you‘re a “Doctor Who” fan, don‘t miss this book. #scifi #newrelease https://www.mikechenbooks.com

Schlinkles I actually just heard about this yesterday at a booksellers‘ conference and was able to snag an early copy. It sounds fantastic! 7mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Read about this on the Tor site. Sold! 7mo
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ReadingSusan
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This was a terrific book. I liked the twist on time travel. I would have liked to spend more time learning about the future world but I get that it wasn‘t really the point of the story. I though Kin was a great main character and I really understood his thoughts and motivations. Such a good book especially for a debut novel.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

HOTPock3tt Sounds amazing!! #stacked 7mo
Dragon Time travel, I‘m in! Stacking! 7mo
ReadingSusan @HOTPock3tt it is really good! 7mo
ReadingSusan @Dragon it‘s so good and how gorgeous is this cover? 7mo
Dragon A great cover 👍🐉 7mo
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Tanzy13
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A uniquely emotional genre-bending debut, Here and Now and Then captures the perfect balance of heart, playfulness, and imagination, offering an intimate glimpse into the crevices of a father‘s heart and its capacity to stretch across both space and time to protect the people that mean the most.

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LauraBeth
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1/3

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ablachly
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My favorite sci-fi books are the ones that build a credible enough world, but that focus more on the characters than on the science fiction. This is one of those books. Here and Now and Then is deeply human, investigating the complexities of family and loss and yes, time travel.

SandyW Stacked, Thanks! 9mo
TimSpalding Hello! 9mo
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