'Join three oddball friends as they try to solve everyday challenges through the application of ‘science' – and in doing so, alter the entire course of history!
'It's Book Week and Sid's teacher, Mr. Pilchard, is furious. His class came last in the Poetry contest, mostly because of Sid's appalling effort. He gives Sid an ultimatum – write the winning entry in the story contest or be fed to the guinea pigs. Sid takes him seriously. He's seen Mr Pilchard do worse.
'Sid turns to his neighbour, Professor Skeletron (who also happens to be a 12-year-old evil genius) for help, and together they consult his psychic cat. Skeletron's cat reveals a ‘Complete Works of Shakespeare' in his laundry basket. The solution is obvious! Copy a Shakespeare story, but give it a sci-fi twist. Sid's bound to win. Shakespeare was the best writer in history. And it works! Sid does win. But unfortunately his story (an alien invasion take on Romeo and Juliet) is too good. It comes true! The team have no choice, they must find a way to travel back in time and change the past.
'Will they save the world, or will they make an enormous mess and change the world forever?' (Publication summary)