All of humanity will never fly, but a few men will get wings. Blaz Kruger is a wingless man, leading a meaningless life, until his path intersects with a bizarre character who goes by the name of Cain. Plucked from the membrane of normality and dragged into the heart of chaos, Blaz embarks on an astounding journey, which eventually transforms his soul. Cain forces Blaz to endure a series of grueling psychological assessments. Beguiled by Cain’s deceptive words, Blaz is driven to the edge of sanity. As he struggles to maintain cognitive equilibrium, he runs into his friend Leone Ryder, a geneticist. Leone has a terrifying idea, which could alter the fate of humanity. Blaz is soon entangled in a twisted situation, challenging both his moral fiber and intellectual core. He learns that evil and good have many faces, but none are black or white. Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition is an elegant science-fiction novel packed with fascinating ideas that have been artistically woven into the fabric of the story-line. The book worms itself into the psyche of the reader and will keep readers contemplating long after the last page has been read. Through the mind of Blaz, it explores the philosophical conundrums accompanying human evolution, such as the dilemmas of morality, free-will, destiny, and the purpose of existence.
Invasion of the Brain Snatcher
Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition, Penelope M. Fernandez, 2014. Do not pass this one by just because it is a first novel by a self-published author. Yes, it has the usual flaws one would expect, but Fernandez will take you on a fantastic and bizarre journey past shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick. This is no space opera. It is a twisted blend of outer space and inner space tearing the main character, Blaz, to shreds and dissecting his and our ethical foundations and perceptions of reality. The extreme vocabulary may at first seem amateurish, but it will soon blend in to the setting and the mood of this story so well that when Fernandez emerges in to what may be the real world at times, those words show you how deeply you have fallen into the spell. If you want action in your sci-fi, you will have to endure the torture of Blaz’s soul first. Well worth the effort!
The print version of Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition is now also conveniently available to the people of India on Pothi.com for 550 INR: