"I believe science fiction should encourage people to think. God knows we have enough forms of amusement that discourage or actively prevent rational thought. Even in most of contemporary literature (and a growing percentage of science fiction), the emphasis is on emotional reaction rather than rational thought. Science fiction is the home ground for the thematic novel today; science fiction can and should be for the thinking reader."
—Ben Bova, from The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells
Thought-Provoking Science Fiction
by TERRY PERSUN
"This is not your usual space opera, no evil empire, no damsels in distress, no narrator that always comes up with the brilliant plan at just the right moment. Very enjoyable, couldn’t put it down."
"Thought provoking for sure and an enjoyable read. Makes you think about the assumptions and judgements we make every day when we look at the world. I’m not easily pleased with stories these days, but my rating is a solid 5 stars."
"The characters were several degrees more developed than in many Sci-Fi novels, and in addition evolved subtly but realistically so that I was rooting for them as the story developed. In short, this is a novel not to be missed. It may join the list of classics."
There's a lot of action. But the best parts for me, at the beginning, were the hints given by Argentina at the end of each chapter. You know there's more going on than the biomass humans realize, at first. By the end, there are a couple of unexpected twists, and the big questions about humanity come up. Even Argentina doesn't know all the answers. An intriguing read!
WELCOME to my website.
I've been writing for a living for over thirty years, and have written in many genres. I enjoy playing around with my writing—working in different genres, such as science fiction, fantasy, thriller, crime, romance, and literary. I also write poetry and nonfiction. It has become my lifelong interest and I am always studying how to write better.
I have been a board member and Agent & Editor Liaison for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) since 2004. I also teach writing at conferences, writers' groups, MFA programs, and anywhere else I'm needed. Writing is my career and my love. So, please enjoy your time here, and I hope you find something that is entertaining and thought provoking.