Future World Rocks!

Going Back To Our Roots

Fiction - Science Fiction
352 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2017
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Author Biography

Born in the 1940s, retired in 2004 and now living with my wife in Spain, amongst the Spanish. For over 30 years I was in the computer industry, some of which were with IBM before I got itchy feet. Afterwards, I worked as an Organisation & Methods specialist and came up regularly with innovative ideas before moving into mainstream computing and becoming involved in new sites installation and management, analysis and programming.
At school, I gained a string of school level certificates before leaving. Then I gained a commercial apprenticeship in a titanium group, an Advanced Certificate in Business Studies, and professional qualifications in Personnel Management and the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Future World Rocks! (Going Back to Our Roots) by Terry Tumbler is a science fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy futuristic fiction and who do not mind narrative sex and futuristic bad language. A group of Nazi scientists and their time travel ship, known as the Bell, are brought into the United States to work on anti-gravity propulsion, but the location and the lack of entertainment quickly causes scientists Fritz and Selik to go rogue. The pair manages to steal the craft, intent on going to the nearest town to withdraw money and disappear, only to find themselves 200 years in the future. Meanwhile, a teenager by the name of John Peel begins his foray into creating free energy for everyone with electro-magnetic experiments; years later John finds himself fleeing from aliens in his own flying saucer and traveling through time. Can Fritz, Selik, and John survive in the future?

Future World Rocks! (Going Back to Our Roots) by Terry Tumbler begins with a prologue called Setting The Scene Afresh; this section proved to be extremely helpful to me as it explained the time period, culture, and beliefs held by the majority of the people on Earth during the parts of the book that took place in the future. I personally found John Peel to be my favorite character because of his positive outlook on life, his intelligence, and his ability to adapt to crazy situations. My favorite scene was when John first encounters a flying saucer that did not belong to him as it was the first real hint of alien life forms in the story. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I liked how it had multiple characters with their own stories that linked up in the future!

Liz Konkel

Future World Rocks! Going Back To Our Roots by Terry Tumbler is the first book in the Carousels of Life series. The story comes together through different events in time, starting with two Nazi scientists in the 1940s attempting to escape. Following the Nazi research into UFOs, a mysterious aircraft disappears and the presence of aliens becomes evident as the future reveals alien refugees trying to find a place on earth. The past meets the future as the scientists find their way in a new century and their eyes are opened to a whole new world when they meet two refugees and discover more beings hiding below the surface.

The format is unique, blending song lyrics, time, and shifts in perspectives. The story draws heavily from songs, working perfectly with the tone and setting of the future. All of the music is Rock n' Roll, adding to the eccentricities and fun that the future provides. Though it's not all fun and games as men in black go after the scientists, Fritz and Selik. Terry Tumbler opens with the past during the 40's and 50's, introducing three of the important characters that find their way into the future. The breaks in the fourth wall provide humor, information, and commentary; from simple explanations to advancements throughout history. The characters are quirky, with big personalities. A must-read for lovers of science fiction and quirky futures, Future World Rocks! is an eccentric science fiction trip to the future that you'll want to take.