Quantum Earth by Julie Achterhoff ISBN 978-0-9822-7225-1
Review by Chris Phillips
Achterhoff has written a great science fiction piece. The book starts with a tsunami rushing to the beach of a southeast Asian coast. A team of researchers is investigating the possible cause of all the natural disasters that are happening with more frequency recently.
Mel Hawkins heads a team of metaphysical scientists who are searching for the possible cause of the natural disasters that seem to be happening all around. The team consists of psychics, mediums and people readers as well as technical but open minded scientists. They set out to prove that the human race can alter the fate of the planet. It all hinges on the Mayan calendar ending in 2012.
The plot deals with the research. The researchers discover there is some connection between the disaster and what people were thinking at the time and just before it occurred. Through two trance mediums they contact the recently deceased and also interview the survivors. They hope to find a common thread that will show humans can bring about these disasters and thus with the right knowledge and correct direction can prevent the cataclysmic events predicted for 2012.
Achterhoff has too many topics to share in this book. She spends the first part of the book explaining the environmental problems and the apathy or pure destructive tendencies of humans to destroy the environment of the planet. These segments tend to interrupt the flow of the story and cause some difficulties for a reading. Achterhoff comes across as preachy in some places. However the story is well worth following.
Technically Achterhoff is an excellent writer. The editing is clean and consistent. The book printing is well done and easy to read. This is overall a very good medium for the warnings Achterhoff wishes to deliver.
This book is recommended for all science fiction, psychic, and end-times readers. The science and psychic portions might be hard for some to understand or accept, but they are well reasoned and evidently strongly believed in by the author.
Published by All Things That Matter Press, 2009. (http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com) ($15.99 USD SRP/Amazon $15.99 USD) Reviewer received book from the author, and reviewed it for www.bookpleasures.com.