The Glass Hummingbird

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Cassiopia Cassell's IQ had tested at the genius level on more than one occasion. When tragedy strikes, her genius is suddenly driven by love, making her seem almost like a super hero. But in the strange and dangerous dimension called Dreamland, even super powers may not be enough.
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Review by: Richard Lung on July 22, 2017 : (no rating)
The Glass Hummingbird
ER Mason

The opening drama is a tour de force of ingenious realism, that gives little hint of the nature of the main body of the book. It is well worth reading in itself as a self-help rescue improvisation.
From there, we move on to the stock in trade of what turns out to be a science fiction. This being the furtive inventor, in his secret basement.
The characters pass thru a dark mirror portal, in shades of Through The Looking Glass. And enter Dreamland. This has something to do with the collective unconscious. At any rate, the dream walkers gain access to nefarious doings, which the story is about desperate attempts to prevent.

This tale is so much technological window dressing for what looks suspiciously like a Secret Service experiment in remote viewing (previously called clairvoyance) as described in the book, Psychic Warrior, by David Morehouse. (As an autobiography, a debunker cited the comment: Don't worry, it's going to be a novel, anyway.)
This classified project was closed down (so we are told) which does not suggest that it was particularly effective, despite some claims made for it. And I have to admit that they did not make much impression on me. (That was even before reading the debunking.)

I will say tho, that ER Mason has fictionalised a similar dream atmosphere, to that described in the remote viewing experiments.
In common with his quite different SF adventure, Fatal Boarding, there is an under-lying spiritual pre-occupation.
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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on June 1, 2016 : (no rating)
Much love, much feeling, mystical dreams of monks. Quite entertaining story. Two stars from me, meaning: "worth reading".

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
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Review by: C.J. Schmidt on Aug. 20, 2012 :
Great story! This is the third adventure of Scott and Cassiopia, joined again with FBI agent Ann Rogers. Cass takes the lead in this story from a plane wreck on top of a snowy mountian to the depths of a fanatical terrorists mind. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author, who writes some of the best stories I've ever read. Thanks for the free read!
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