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by Ashley McConnell

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Ashley McConnell
ISBN: 0441000762
ISBN13: 978-0441000760
Language: English
Publisher: Ace (June 1, 1994)
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Even though this is a good book, I would not rate it as one of Ashley McConnell's better Quantum Leap books.

Ships from and sold by the book community. Even though this is a good book, I would not rate it as one of Ashley McConnell's better Quantum Leap books. I do not believe that it lives up to the other books that she has written for the series. Although there were times where I was into the story, there were other times I was in a hurry to finish the chapter so that I could put the book down for a while.

Ashley McConnell is an American author. Her first novel, Unearthed, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers of America. In addition to horror, she has published numerous fantasy and media tie-in novels, including several for the television shows Quantum Leap, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stargate SG-1, and several short stories. Days of the Dead (1992). Demon Wars "The Fountains of Mirlacca" (1995). Demon Wars "The Itinerant Exorcist" (1996).

In the books, Sam's mind Leaps and his body stays home, to be occupied by the mind of the person he replaces. It may help the determined purist to consider the books an alternate-universe version of "Quantum Leap. All I will say in defense of this is that in the first season of the series, the distinction wasn't clear, and I made my choices based on the inherent dramatic opportunities involved, and have remained consistent with them thereafter. In that spirit, therefore, one might take Prelude to be the story, not of "how things happened," but one version of how.

Great Quantum Leap Entry. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. This is a well written (McConnell did most of the better Quantum Leap books) entry in the series. It goes back and tells a version of how the Project may have started (since Sam changes so many little details every time, the events surrounding the Project's beginnings would always be changing, as the book states).

Used availability for Ashley McConnell's Prelude. July 1994 : UK Paperback. June 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

List of Quantum Leap Novels. The Ghost and the Gumshoe by Julia Robitaille 1990 (Adaptation). The Beginning by Julie Robitaille 1990 (Adaptation). 1 The Novel (Carny Knowledge) by Ashley McConnell November 1992. 2 Too Close for Comfort by Ashley McConnell April 1993. 3 The Wall by Ashley McConnell. 4 Prelude by Ashley McConnell June 1994. 5 Knights of the Morningstar by Melanie Rawn September 1994.

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In 1993, at a New Mexico research laboratory, Dr. Sam Beckett and Admiral Al Calavicci embark on an experiment in time travel called Project Quantum Leap and find themselves battling a determined foe out to stop the project.
Comments to eBook Quantum Leap: Prelude
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_–°ribE
I loved this book. There were some consistencies but I loved finding out how Sam got the shock of white hair and seeing him and Al at the project before he leaps. I wish someone would write more Quantum Leap novels.......I would suggest one that tells about Sam and Al meeting and getting to know one another.(At the Starbright Project) I loved Quantum Leap and re-watch the series regularly. I would love to read more stories about Sam's leap and life at the project. Another of my favoriets is Mirror's Edge(quite possibly my favorite, except for the ending) Of course, I hated how the series ended as well. Sam deserved to go home. I always wished they had done a movie later so he could go home and we could have gotten closure for the show.
invincible
First of all, let me point out that this novel takes off from the exact point where one of McConnell's other novels 'Too Close for Comfort' ends. So that novel should be read first or you won't be able to follow the first few pages or so of this one, which are very intriguing if I may say as we get to see the leapee from 'Too Close for Comfort' about a week after he leaps back. That was even one of two in the entire novel series (both McConnell actually) that doesn't feature any waiting room scenes.

As a minority here I'm not so much a fan of her portrayals of the project and it's characters and while I appreciate that someone attempted to tell the story that lead up to Sam's stepping into the accelerator I do not agree with this take on it. The concept of the Jessie Olivera character ending up as the woman we see Al pick up in the pilot episode did not fit. The woman we see in the show was not displayed as having been starved and living in a cave for days. Al was clearly not on a rescue mission in the show, he was hitting on the young woman.

On a higher note however the character's relationship with Sam was quite intriguing given her role with PQL, the whole concept really humanized him which is important for his type of character who could easily come across as robotic. So hats off to her for that. It was one of a few unique suggestions made.

Another thing thing about McConnell is that she always has flaws and inconsistencies that show a lack of basic knowledge of the show that I just can't forgive, the pilot reference was just one. For example in 'Too Close for Comfort' she mentions the year 1991 as that in which Sam stepped into the accelerator and then here she has it take place I believe in 1993. Incidentally both these years are incorrect, it was 1995 which almost takes the significance away from the inconsistency. Then we have the continuing portrayal of Al being retired which really annoys me.

However the emotions presented that are believable and wonderfully raw which are usually found in her leap concepts still had a presence here such as in the form of the incident which gave birth to Sam's white lock of hair which explored his relationship with his family and his personal contemplations about certain things he wanted to change such as Tom's death and Donna leaving him.

So this IS a worthwhile read.
Gir
If you liked the television series, you'll enjoy this book. It is an easy read and fleshes out the characters of Sam and Al a bit more, as well as Ziggy. I sort of wish there were more explanation about the deep bond between Sam and Al, it's just kind of present and never really explained quite enough. The ending is sort of abrupt and could have been drawn out more but it also leads into the series well enough.
Gugrel
It was an honor to meet Dr. Sam Beckett before he leaped the first time. I was a big fan of the TV series and I dearly wish I knew of this series when it was first sold. I was a teenager when this series aired. I'm 38 now. Top marks to Ashley.
Yozshunris
Not in the best shape. Some tears on the cover. Love the series and the stories are great no matter who the author is.
Qag
I enjoyed the first QL book called The Novel (printed in US). Beware: Carny Knowledge book printed in UK and The Novel (printed in US) are same book, same story. I didn't read the UK version because both books have same book cover and same description, that's obvious.
LONUDOG
This is a well written (McConnell did most of the better Quantum Leap books) entry in the series. It goes back and tells a version of how the Project may have started (since Sam changes so many little details every time, the events surrounding the Project's beginnings would always be changing, as the book states). It is good to see San and Al together in the Project here, one of the good things about the books is that we see more of the internal conflicts, with Verbeena, Donna, Al, and Gushie. I always wanted to see them developed more on the show, but the hour format didn't leave enough time. Anyway, this has been out of print for a while, but if you can find it it is worth the effort.
This is the 1st novelised version of Quantum Leap in the Quantum Leap Series. Written by author, Ashley McConnell.

Sam leaps into Bob Watkins, a mildly disabled Carnival worker. Bob is often the butts of some of the fellow workers joke, but it is usually in good humour that Bob laughs along with. Al tells Sam that there is 97% chance that he is to delay the opening of the carnival's new ride, the "Killer Diller". If he doesn't, the ride will crash in 3 days killing onboard it and Bob will get the blame for causing the accident and will get sent to a mental institute where he will die within 10 years.

Even though this is a good book, I would not rate it as one of Ashley McConnell's better Quantum Leap books. I do not believe that it lives up to the other books that she has written for the series. Although there were times where I was into the story, there were other times I was in a hurry to finish the chapter so that I could put the book down for a while. I also feel that this would of been a better 2nd or 3rd book in the series but as luck would have it this was the 1st novel released to start off the Quantum Leap Book Series.
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