A Flight of Discovery and Search for the Meaning of Time.

by Joseph Colwell 

Beautiful cover of Joseph Colwell's novel, SANDS OF TIME.

          This novel, published in March, 2018, began  with an idea based on the geology of Capitol Reef National Park in  southern Utah and Joseph’s fascination with time and time travel, to  answer the question:   What would you think and do if you found evidence  of an advanced life form encased in a 200-million-year-old sandstone  canyon wall?

            This was the problem that Ev Collins  had when he found something on a hike in the canyon country of southern  Utah.  Ev, a geology professor, was pondering who he could tell and what  he could share, when he chanced on Mida Peterson, a doctoral  anthropology student from the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New  Mexico.  Ev decided to share his find with Mida, who agreed with the  life-changing implications of this stunning discovery.  Ev and Mida team  up for their scientific investigation of the discovery.  Ev quits his  job, they move to nearby Torrey, Utah, and with the aid of Ev’s wealthy  step father, set up a Retreat and Cultural Center as a cover.  Although  no one else knew about their discovery, they slowly excavated their  find, bringing in a retired NASA physicist to aid them.  When they  finally entered the buried object, they discovered a new world.  Join Ev  and Mida in their discoveries of time, time travel, geology,  supernatural powers, and new life forms.  You will never again think of  the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau as just rocks.


ONE:              A Walk in the Desert
TWO:              A Companion on the Road
THREE:         Two Makes a Conspiracy
FOUR:            A Night under the Cliff
FIVE:               Reordering Lives
SIX:                  A Return to Normal
SEVEN:           Looking for Answers
EIGHT:            Into the Rock
NINE:               Transitions
TEN:                 Mida’s Plot
ELEVEN:          A New Conspirator
TWELVE:         Preparing for Entry

THIRTEEN:        The Pause before the Leap
FOURTEEN:       Final Preparations
FIFTEEN:             The Door Opens
SIXTEEN:             Inside Orion
SEVENTEEN:      Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
EIGHTEEN:          Vandara
NINETEEN:          A Flight of Fantasy
TWENTY:              Goodbye
TWENTY-ONE:    Alone on a Distant Shore


          "I am not usually a fan of science  fiction, but I took a leap of faith and read Sands of Time, and was  totally swept up in this fascinating adventure into time. This is not  your usual sci- if book. The setting is totally believable, and the  author paints a beautiful picture with his words, placing you right in  the middle of this adventure. I could not put this book down until I had  uncovered the mystery. Do not miss out on this amazing adventure, and  read everything that you can get your hands on that Joseph Colwell  writes."
Anne M.  5 out of 5 stars -- Spellbinding adventure into time!  March 13, 2018

         "This is such an engrossing book you will not be able to put it down!  The descriptions of the settings are so vivid you will close your eyes  and easily imagine yourself there. Don’t miss reading it!"  Caroline  W.   Science fiction in an awesome setting. March 26, 2018.