We Were Home

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The time is the present day.
Travelling to work on what can be considered a very typical Monday morning, the passengers onboard a suburban train are to experience the most bizarre event in their lives.

The novel is a blend of science fact and science fiction. It revolves around a passenger train that through a scientific phenomenon that occurred halfway across the galaxy is sent back in time to the place of their origin but 300 years earlier.

Because of the creation of a black hole and subsequently a wormhole, a tear in the fabric of space and time, the train and its passengers find themselves deposited in a strange environment where there are no cars or technology and indeed no sign of civilised man whatsoever.

As the story unfolds it tells how the passengers come to grips with their predicament and what they have to do to survive and how their lives unfold in the years to come.
The building of a new community with no technology except what they create themselves. The scavenging of the train to manufacture tools and materials, the building of homes, the growing of food and the inevitable introduction to the indigenous population as well as another train and its passengers who although from a completely different time find themselves in the same world as our travellers.

The novel covers some 100 years of existence for this new society, from living out of the bushes to the creation of a nation so technologically advanced to the rest of the world.
As the title suggests, the opportunity for a new life, a new beginning for some, offers these people the scope to create a world for them exactly how they perceive utopia to be
although in the end they end up with something completely different.

This is the first book in a trilogy

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We Are Home

Submitted: December 03, 2011

The time is the present day.
Travelling to work on what can be considered a very typical Monday morning, the passengers onboard a suburban train are to experience the most bizarre event in their lives.

The novel is a blend of science fact and science fiction. It revolves around a passenger train that through a scientific phenomenon that occurred halfway across the galaxy is sent back in time to the place of their origin but 300 years earlier.
Because of the creation of a black hole and subsequently a wormhole, a tear in the fabric of space and time, the train and its passengers find themselves deposited in a strange environment where there are no cars or technology and indeed no sign of civilised man whatsoever.
The back drop for the story is the surrounding foreshore and bushland of what is now the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, although in the novel no existing place names or landmarks are used and the only reference that is made is that of the harbour.

As the story unfolds it tells how the passengers come to grips with their predicament and what they have to do to survive and how their lives unfold in the years to come.
The building of a new community with no technology except what they create themselves. The scavenging of the train to manufacture tools and materials, the building of homes, the growing of food and the inevitable introduction to the indigenous population as well as another train and its passengers who although from a completely different time find themselves in the same world as our travellers.

The novel covers some 100 years of existence for this new society, from living out of the bushes to the creation of a nation so technologically advanced to the rest of the world.
As the title suggests, the opportunity for a new life, a new beginning for some, offers these people the scope to create a world for them exactly how they perceive utopia to be
although in the end they end up with something completely different.

The story I have submitted to you is the first in a trilogy
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