Time is for Dragonflies and Angels by J.M. Erickson is a compilation of imaginative sci-fi short stories and novellas that will give fans of the genre thought-provoking and inspiring tales. It starts with "Recount Our Dreams," a great story regarding parallel universes and a man who gains something in return after the loss of his family. In "Neurogenesis," the life of a kind man with intellectual developmental disorder is changed forever by a strange encounter while working as a cleaner at the MIT.
"Rogue Event" is a fascinating novella that takes place in the 22nd century where Earth is united into one global organization. The urban dwellers focus on business operations and productivity, but their strict rules as a corporate society are rejected by the lunar colonies and the underground citizens. When a mysterious rogue planet appears, global disaster is inevitable and their survival instinct is greatly tested. "To See Behind Walls" is a Walter Mitty-inspired story about a suburban father and loving husband with things to do around the house on a cold, winter Saturday morning.
My favorite is "The Gray." Amber the Elder needs to decide the fate of the planet TN-7, where two different races but similar species are at war with each other. The discovery of a third race on the planet leads to a favorable judgment from the wise elder. It’s a story that excellently reflects our society in terms of looking beyond our differences. Overall, every story focuses on the extent of our ability to adapt as human beings, including the ethical message of compassion, determination and tolerance. Erickson’s knowledge in the cognitive field clearly shows and makes each story much more substantial. Time is for Dragonflies and Angels is highly engaging and enjoyable, with great concepts and story lines as well as clear-cut and flawless prose. – 5 Stars, Divine Zape, Readers’ Favorite Reviews
Publisher: J.M. Erickson
ISBN - 13: 978-1-942708-24-7 (ePub)
ISBN - 13: 978-1-942708-25-4 (Softcover)
Publication Date: October 3, 2016
Pages: 240 pages