I first met Roger Eichorn a decade or so ago back when the net was young. We were both members of what was called the Del Rey Online Writers’ Workshop, a place where we could post our work for free and perhaps have a crack at impressing some editor at Del Rey. The rule was you had to post at least three critiques for every short story or chapter you posted. We gravitated to each others’ work simply because we found each other’s criticisms invaluable, something which was humbling for me, given that Roger had just completed high school and I was on the verge of completing a philosophy PhD! As you will see, Roger can write. He was born with the gift. All he was lacking was a well-rounded education to truly take advantage of it. Now, all these years later, he stands on the verge of completing his philosophy PhD, and has decided, rather unwisely, to make the identical mistake I did: take time out from his dissertation to finally finish the novel he has been working and reworking all these years. Since there is no one, short of my wife and my brother, to whom I owe more, and since I know a fair share of you will be as gobsmacked as I am by his book, I offered Roger this page on TPB to solicit feedback on his stuff…
- R. Scott Bakker
THREE ROSES, Book 1:
The House of Yesteryear
by Roger E. Eichorn
… a possible world where time travel took place would be a most strange world, different in fundamental ways from the world we think is ours.
– David Lewis, THE PARADOXES OF TIME TRAVEL