Deadly "Hydra-Plague" Evolves New America in The Lords of Time, Published by Outskirts Press

Nacogdoches, TX, September 08, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Lords of Time by Virginia Luman. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the science fiction and high tech category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

This was the New American society.

This country recognized no enemies, had no allies, and knew no war. The seminal event that resulted in the present American situation was called the “apocalypse,” a slang term for the Hydra-plague, which had killed the world, leaving only this New America in its wake.

Welcome to the world of Thomas Smiles, a college student in the year 2055. He is tormented by memories of either past or future events that should be impossible for him to know about. Fearing insanity, and wondering if he may be reincarnated, Thomas seeks out a friend in a mental institution. In this modern deadhouse, he learns the secrets and the true ambition of The Lords of Time -- those who have learned to control the chain that keeps men grounded in one dimension of the space-time continuum.

As Thomas learns, The Lords of Time may have much knowledge, but they do not have much wisdom…

318 pages in length, The Lords of Time is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the science fiction and high tech category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Lords of Time meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, The Lords of Time can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432758158

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Virginia Luman, a former teacher and classical violinist, lives in Texas with her family. The Lords of Time is her first novel.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Kelly Schuknecht