I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Catherine Bybee to Reading Reality! She’s here to promote the reissue of her MacCoinnich Time Travel Trilogy, which I think may be a kind of biblioholic crack–but in a good way! I devoured Binding Vows and couldn’t stop myself from reading the whole trilogy! YUM! Catch my review of Silent Vows today. I also reviewed Binding Vows last week and will finish the reviewing trifecta with Redeeming Vows later this week.
I had the opportunity to ask Catherine a question for her guest post today. Since her heroes and heroines travel both backwards and forwards in time in her series, I wanted to see how she would feel about traveling in time her ownself. Here’s the question, and Catherine’s answer…
Marlene: Which do you think would be more difficult (or more interesting) time traveling back to the past, or forward into the future, and why?
Catherine: Thank you for having me on your blog today. I love this topic. I think because it’s easy for me to answer.
Let me break it down like this. Traveling back in time would be quite similar to camping…in a dress. I don’t know one ‘happy camper’ who does it in a dress! And of course there isn’t bug spray or disinfectant when you scrap your knee and such. And of course we women have to worry about showing our ankles or riding astride a horse. As much as I might make it out that the big, yummy, kilted hottie would make up for all the negatives of traveling back in time, I don’t think it would at all be a pleasant experience for a woman. Perhaps it would be different for a man. I’m not sure.
Now… traveling forward in time might prove easier. The enormity of change that has happened on Earth in the past 150 years is so vast we can’t possibly know what it would be to live any other way. So moving forward… this might prove easier. Technology is bound morph into bigger and better things. On the other hand, if the zombie apocalypse, or the total collapse of our economy may just plunge our world back into world without modern conveniences. I’d love to know what our future holds. We can predict some things, but not all. I’d love to know if we ever explore space… really explore, as in outside of our solar system with manned missions.
I vote to move into the future.
If I went back in time, I’d piss someone off with my snarky and completely non-politically correct tongue, and end scrubbing someone’s floors just to eat.