Parrish's latest opens upon a world so tilted--people are "shifted" into new bodies, while their old bodies and personalities proceed--that it brings Philip K. Dick to mind. Gradually, the Dick-like paranoia itself shifts into flourishes of sword-and-sorcery and a cast of characters rather like X-Men. Psychokinesis is the theme, and Parrish makes it seem plausible, as his reluctant hero, Collin Boyd/Grant Borrows, discovers his powers in a kind of spiritual journey. The cliff-hanging plot mostly holds up, and the pace is, well, relentless. It's almost as though Parrish has too much talent and can't quite bring it under control. Nonetheless, another of Bethany's sf writers, Randall Ingermanson comes to mind, and Parrish is every bit as skilled. John MortCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
For years, debut novelist ROBIN PARRISH has covered the world of Christian culturemusic, books, film, comics, and moreas a journalist. Currently he serves as the founder and editor-in-chief of InFuze Magazine, a cutting-edge online magazine poised at the intersection of art, culture, and faith. Robin and his wife live in High Point, North Carolina.