Beloved science fiction actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Agent Dana Scully from X-Files, is absolutely killing it. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, philanthropist and otherwise pioneer for women in the sci-fy world, but she wrote an amazing book for the genre as well. At first I was skeptical, you hear of actors and actresses writing books and they’re a total flop, but “A Vision of Fire” doesn’t disappoint.
Upon discovering that Anderson, one of my favorite actresses in all the land, had co-authored what is being penned as a “techno-thriller” I was immediately intrigued. The novel starts out with the daughter of the Indian embassador whose traumatic witness to her fathers attempted assasination during peace talks causes her to go into deeply disturbed phychotic states. Suddenly other children are experiencing the same never before seen incidents across the globe and Dr. Caitlin O’Hara must uncover the root of their experiences and where they go during these episodes. The pacing of this novel isn’t perfect, but it more than makes up for the slower parts with the suspense and curiosity of how all of these elements are connected. A novel interwoven with science fiction, political intrigue and new age theories, “Vision of Fire” is a great start to the Earthend Saga. No word yet on the date for the second book, but since it was released in October 2014 there’s time yet for readers to catch up when the next book does arrive. Those interested in an audiobook version will be pleased to hear that Gillian Anderson also narrates the novel.
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