Tracking German soldiers through the muddy trenches of WWI France, Captain Charles Clee stumbles onto a secret archeological expedition from the far future. Discovered and trapped, he flees through their time machine and finds himself stranded nearly one million years in the future. Pursued by the merciless assassins of the Time Police, Clee faces war, slavery, and fantastic beasts in a race against time itself to reach the Invisible City.
The Invisible City is the first book in Brian K. Lowe's Stolen Futures trilogy.
Lowe uses consistent and strong first person narration to tell Captain Clee's story as he inadvertently travels years into the future. I loved the way the story reads like "classic" science fiction. Clee observes and describes the tech he comes across in a way I find believable for someone living at the time of WWI. He also laces his narration with humour and sarcasm which I found made this story truly his.
The Invisible City drives us through a roving adventure covering the land and sky a million years in the future. I enjoyed Clee's low-tech observations of the high-tech facing him. Definitely recommended for fans of SF classics and readers of SF in general. Moving on to book two, The Secret City.
I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.