Wednesday, August 17, 2016


There are a number of instances in the first book of the series where people are killed. But maybe murder is an incorrect term. The act of murder implies that one person purposely kills another. That isn’t exactly the case here.

All of the books have a particular set of antagonists that are referred to as ‘Them’. We find, as we explore the world in the Senses Novels, that ‘They’ are not people at all, in fact, ‘They’ are not alive in any sense of the word that we would understand.

In one very dramatic scene, our young hero resurrects one of the other primary characters in AURA in a spectacular fashion. One of ‘Them’ tries to interfere and, reminiscent of the way that Valentine Michael Smith got rid of the unwanted in Robert A. Heinlein’s ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’, ‘They’ cease to occupy our plane of existence.

Which brings me to another point, the savviest among you may have noticed that throughout the series I acknowledge other authors by subtle imitation (not exact, but close enough to tell.) These are writers that have helped to shape my own writing over the years. I try to honor those that have helped me, it’s the least I can do for the countless hours and worlds of wonder that they have given me.

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