Time and Robbery
is a daring new novel by one of the field's most capable writers. It features a gay immortal named Vel who can travel through time by sheer force of will, an ability he must use to travel back to his younger self to save his future descendents. --John DeNardo, Kirkus ReviewsTime and Robbery
shows that the wild idea behind Vel's origin and continued existence, with its mingled aspects of SF and Fae, can do more than survive through another tale. Thrown into a genuine plot, involved in both problem and solution, he loses nonse of his original quirky appeal. --Faren Miller, Locus Magazine March 2012
Time and Robbery features the protagonist of Ore's Centuries Ago and Very Fast, Vel, a gay immortal born in Paleolithic who jumps time at will. Unless Vel can help out his younger self, Vel's tribe's descendants—a big chunk of the 21st-century British population—will be eliminated from the timeline. Present-day Vel, though, has problems of his own, so he takes a chance and outs himself (and his talented teen-aged daughter Quince) to Joe Tavistock, a subcontractor on the weak end of the plausible deniability chain dangling off British intelligence, making it Joe’s problem. Joe's superiors are dubious, and Joe doesn't know who to trust. The stakes are high not just for Vel, but for everyone involved.