Monday, October 24, 2011

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Fascinating story!
's review Oct 23, 11
4 of 5 stars
Read from October 18 to 23, 2011

What's your deal? Science fiction? Mythology? Spirituality? Psychology? Ms. Anderson seamlessly wove all of these things together in her very fascinating debut novel, "The Awakening of Stella Steinar."

For centuries, science and spirituality have battled each other for a place of priority in society. It is exasperating for people like myself to watch this battle wage on -- knowing that there never has been, and never will be, a clear winner -- but also extremely refreshing to read stories like this one, in which science and spirituality come together for the betterment of humanity.

This story is an exploration about the possibility of reincarnation, and what might happen if we developed the technology to force reincarnation, rather than let it happen naturally. What if that technology fell into the wrong hands? Could evil people gain a permanent foothold in this world? And if they did, how could they be stopped? Is there even any other use for this technology other than evil? What would you do if you were faced with that choice?

In addition to the philosophical contemplation that runs throughout the length of the novel, I was also very impressed with the level of creativity. This is not just a typical reincarnation story along the lines of, "Soul gets reincarnated and finds lost lover" or "Soul gets reincarnated to save the world." Those themes are in there to some extent, but they are not driving the plot. The author has taken a completely new perspective on reincarnation -- but I will leave that up to the curious reader to discover for him/herself.

I am very excited to support this emerging author and I look forward to reading the next installment in the series!

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