Midwest Book Review
The Unzoned Gods: Moon is the first book in the Unzoned Gods series, and will appeal to sci-fi fans that enjoy ethereal works written in unusual forms—in this case, as a freestyle script (as if for a play). It holds several differences from the typical sci-fi story.
For one, main character G’s dialogue is written in regular type, and her internal dialog in italics. The narrator is one of twelve psychic empaths asked to go to the moon for a consciousness project, receiving the invitation and contact phone number in a dream state.
Calling the number results in information about the proposal given by an agent from the Skylark Project, raising more questions than it answers. How did they access G’s dreams? What’s really happening on the moon?
Readers used to the verbosity of the sci-fi genre may be surprised at only 88 pages to the story, but Teri Hitt winds a lot of action, detail, and insights into these pages by making the most of every word, description, and character.
Another surprise is the depth and variety of scenarios covered in the a short production. There’s the Haarp technology patent, for example: a method for altering the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere, and/or magnetosphere. It may also be used for mind control. The planetary modification threat and promise is intriguing and portends psychic as well as physical changes.
Messages and revelations identified as “incoming” are highlighted in black background pages to reflect insights that come from a being from another dimension.
Black and white photos and drawings also pepper the story, accenting its progression with visuals.
There’s nothing quite like The Unzoned Gods: Moon in print. At once a play, the story of a communiqué from another dimension, an experiential adventure surrounding a group of psychic empaths charged with an unusual mission from a dubious project, and a spiritual and psychological probe, the story is challenging, exciting, inviting, and thought-provoking, all in one.
If sci-fi readers don’t think that extraordinary concepts, encounters, and mind-bending scenarios can be packed into a book under a hundred pages long, they should pick up The Unzoned Gods: Moon as evidence that this can be done.
Teri Hitt demonstrates, with a creative format and lively interactions, that anything is possible. Under her pen, the extraordinary comes to life.
This compelling read is especially highly recommended for literary sci-fi fans and those who like stories of inter-dimensional travel and psychic challenges. The thriller elements woven into the tale keep it riveting and unexpected.
*Published in association with Donovan Literary Services.