"Quiet Island" Welcome to A-Time, not another dimension, not a parallel world, but your very own neighborhood bereft of linear time! Here, past, present and future merge like expressway off-ramps. Here, bestial six legged Quirks can alter the future, Glitches of powerful emotion swarm once-stable lives, and Archetypes leave (big) footprints. After a nervous breakdown, genius double-doctorate Harry Keller wasn’t looking for A-Time, but he found it. Like many explorers before him, he soon learns that the terra incognita is dazzling and dangerous, because whatever happens in A-Time also has an effect here, from benign to devastating. And, just like those explorers, Harry Keller thinks he’s the first. Discovering that an ex-junkie’s suicide is linked to millions of future death, Harry takes the poor sap into A-Time, only to have to go mano-a-mano with a Quirk determined to make sure that someone off themselves – and it doesn’t care who! Squalor is best-selling author Stefan Petrucha’s 1989 comic book debut, with art by the late, great Tom Sutton, at his quirky best, psychedelic colors by Paul Mounts and eye-popping cover by Jeffrey K. Potter, known for his work for Analog and Asimov’s Science Fiction magazines.