Created by historian and futurist sibling authors, A Second Chance for Yesterday is a time-twisting story of family, redemption and queer love, for fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Nev Bourne is a hotshot programmer for the latest and greatest tech invention out there: SavePoint, the brain implant that rewinds the seconds of all our most embarrassing moments. She’s been working non-stop on the next rollout, even blowing off her boyfriend, her best friend and her family to make SavePoint 2.0. But when she hits go on the test-run, she wakes up the next day only to discover it's yesterday. She's falling backwards in time, one day at a time.
As things spiral out of control, a long-lost friend from college reappears in her life claiming they know how to save her. Airin is charming and mysterious, and somehow knows Nev intimately well. Desperate and intrigued, Nev takes a leap of faith. A friendship born of fear slowly becomes a bond of deepest trust, and possibly love. With time running out, and the whole world of SavePoint users at stake, Nev must learn what it will take to set things right, and what it will cost.
R A Sinn is the pseudonym for siblings Rachel Hope Cleves and Aram Sinnreich — a historian and a futurist collaborating on a time-travel narrative rooted in family dynamics. A historian and professor at the University of Victoria, Rachel Hope Cleves is the author of three books, Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality (2020), Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America (2014), and The Reign of Terror in America (2009). Her research has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, salon.com and brainpickings.org. Her current nonfiction project is titled “A Sinner’s Guide to Food and Sex in Time.” A Professor and chair of Communication Studies at American University Aram Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of three books: The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property (2019), The Piracy Crusade (2013), and Mashed Up (2010). His current nonfiction project, under contract at MIT Press, is titled The Secret Life of Data. He has also written for publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Wired, The Daily Beast, and Salon.com.
“A gripping and thought-provoking take on time travel, entangled with an emotional thread that will crack your heart open.”—Ren Hutchings, author of Under Fortunate Stars
“A heartfelt-spin on time-travel.”—Nathan Tavares, author of A Fractured Infinity
“One of the most mind-bending time-travel stories I’ve read in years.”—Noah Shachtman, Rolling Stone
“Time glitch stans of The Matrix and Back to the Future, ye be glad!”—C. S. E. Cooney, author of Saint Death’s Daughter
“The story broke my mind and my heart.”—Bill Wolkoff, showrunner for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
“Fascinating and compelling.”—Booklist
“The authors infuse this plausible near future with clever science and heartwarming explorations of love and second chances. At the heart of this brilliant sci-fi conundrum is a deeply human story.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Exhilarating and unputdownable, A Second Chance for Yesterday is an intricate, clever head-rush of a novel that grabs you from the word go! R.A. Sinn deftly layers a charged emotional undercurrent into a relentlessly paced exploration of spacetime, love and hope.”—Lavanya Lakshminarayan, author of The Ten Percent Thief