The 9/11 Machine
Description: Doctor Donald Ellis lost his family on 9/11. But while others grieved, or plotted revenge, Dr. Ellis threw himself into a long-dormant research project. He traded his lab at the University of New York for an ugly riverfront warehouse in Brooklyn. What is he working on? And why does he spend every free moment at the warehouse staring across the river at Ground Zero? Because Dr. Ellis has a plan. He's going to make 9/11 "unhappen."
**UPDATED** January 2015 with new cover and newly edited text.
Details: Fiction, published by Gypsy Publications, April 2013. Sell sheet. Paperback: 356 pages, ISBN 978-1938768187. Kindle version: ISBN : 978-1940876382, ASIN B0061I24TA. Other Links: Gypsy Publications, Barnes and Noble, Shelfari.
4.6 out of 5 on 99 reviews (as of 6/12/17)
"There are many reasons to change the past and Greg Enslen takes this premise and adds a chilling touch of reality in The 9/11 Machine. Tense, heartfelt and above all intelligent, Enslen ably manages to avoid the trite scientific story flaws that mar other time themed novels to deliver an uncommonly affecting and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller with a powerful over-arching conflict. In the main he achieves this by keeping the reader off-guard with nonlinear plot threads that comfortably sidestep the curse of predictability, but readers familiar with Enslen’s work will know he also excels at character development and it’s certainly no different here.
With his customary acerbic pen, he takes us into the mind of protagonist Dr. Donald Ellis and his compelling backstory, revealing his inner most thoughts, angst and aspirations as he seeks to change time and reunite with his fated wife and daughter. The pace is quick to build and readers are guaranteed a cracking denouement! Another superb offering from Enslen, The 9/11 Machine proves an extraodinary read. A must add to your reading list, it is recoomended without hesitation!" (click here to read the full review)
Dr. Don Ellis is a brilliant quantum physics scientist and widower. After losing his wife and child in the South Tower, he spends the next ten years building a time machine. His intent is apparent — to change the course of history and reanimate his family. That alone would be a fascinating story. Greg Enslen, however, takes that tale to an entirely new level in his Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Alternative History novel, The 9/11 Machine....this is a tale of alternative history, of time machines, and the effects — often disastrous — that changing a timeline can induce. The 9/11 Machine is a great read for all fans of any of the genres I mentioned at the beginning of this review. I, for one, will be reading more of Greg Enslen’s work. (4/23/15, click here to read the full review)
"Something to think about -- 5 Stars -- A good solid story. Really enjoyed how each of the scenarios was developed and the outcomes. I do not read a book to pick it apart with minor discrepancies, or editing faults, I read a book for its entertainment value and how much satisfaction I get from the story. This one I thought, was really good. Mr Enslen made time travel real, his theory that because of what had already happened couldn't be changed no matter how hard you tried was plausible and really added to the frustrations of our time traveler...enjoyed it thoroughly...look forward to reading more of Mr Enslen's writing.” (9/19/13, click here to read the full review)