Awesome book cover Friday: The Teleportation Accident

Today’s book cover pick is The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman.

The Teleportation Accident

It’s a novel “about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.”

This actually sounds pretty fun: a book about time travel and a guy who can’t get laid. It’s a weird concoction, but that seems to be Beauman’s thing. His other novel, Boxer, Beetle, mixes Nazi history and crime with a protagonist whose genetic condition makes him smell like rotting fish (P.S. that’s a real disorder).

Awesome book cover Friday: The River of No Return

Good morning, everyone! My week’s been crazy busy (my schedule should be back to normal later next week), but I can’t go without posting Awesome Book Cover Friday!

Today’s pick is The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway.

The River of No Return

The book released this year in April:

In Bee Ridgway’s wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future.

“You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life’s advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies and to find something called the Talisman.

In 1815, Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather, an earl who could play with time. On his deathbed he whispers in her ear: “Pretend!” Pretend what? When Nick returns home as if from the dead, older than he should be and battle scarred, Julia begins to suspect that her very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told her. Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time. As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow, the fate of the future itself is hanging in the balance.

What do you think? I actually just finished a time-travel book; it was awesome. (I’ll have a review up soon, promise!) Is this something you’d read?