Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Power of Six by Nicholas C. Rossis

by
Nicholas C. Rossis

Six science fiction short stories written by the author of Pearseus, the epic fantasy series that has reached #1 on Amazon. This edition includes one extra story, written by Amos M. Carpenter. 

Although they seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them, almost obsessively. What is the nature of reality; digital and corporeal? Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses? What are the consequences of our actions, and is it possible to change them? And if so, would we simply repeat same mistakes, or make new ones? 

The anthology includes “I Come in Peace”, an award-winning short story that deals with a tortuous question: how far would man go to alleviate his loneliness? Readers of Pearseus will certainly recognize here the birth of the Orbs. 

Humorous and poignant, these short stories are exciting, intriguing and imaginative.

Review

This book covers a colleague of themes that are about inner struggle, the consequences of our actions, reality versus the imagination and finally acceptance. 

Each story was thought provoking as the points of view were not always apparent, which made for a more interesting read. The author had a way of pulling you in forcing you to think -what would you do in a given situation. He makes us cross over into the imaginary realm without even trying.

Although this book is thought provoking, it also makes for a light, fun read as in one story in particular "The Sentry".  My favorite was "Simulation Over" as it reminded me of the old show ‘The Hammer House of Mystery- a Child’s Play’. I can't give details as to why for it would be a spoiler. I was completely captivated with the storyline.


Overall this well written, eclectic mix of stories is well worth your time to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone. You will be the better for it. 

5/5 STARS


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