After 17 years of work on Time Crystal, I have finally had to admit that this series of books is unlikely ever to attract a significant audience.

I realise this is due in part to the complexity of the subject. In Time Crystal, the characters would be going back in time to the very moment of creation of the universe and living through key scientific events along the way.

But it is also due to my own lack of skill in writing fiction, and to my lack of time to complete what was always going to be a marathon task.

I have therefore sadly decided to abandon the project.

I sincerely thank all those who gave me advice, made constructive comments on the work and lent me their support to this massive undertaking.

I also apologise to those few readers who expressed a desire to read the rest of the story.

With best wishes,

Wyken Seagrave