The Far Sighted: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark

February 19, 2019

The Novelettes of T.E. Mark contains five clever, thought-provoking, and imaginative stories written by the consummate 21st-century storyteller.

Each is unique, fresh, profound and richly thematic.

A man who wants his wife to think more like him thus has her brain remapped mirroring his own.

The government’s attempts to exploit a gifted boy who can see through the eyes of others.

A man given an unsympathetic choice: die within a week or relive his life without his beloved wife and children.

An idealistic journalist who tries to educate the lower classes about their world but finds himself joining them and learning the truth about his own.

These are world-class stories written by a writer with a searching imagination and gift for making relevant statements in everything he writes.

REVIEW

It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book this much!

Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Atlantic Way Review

Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science fiction anthology. It was a thick red hardback that I read from cover to cover. It inspired a lifelong love of the genre. The stories in that book made me think outside the box. They filled me with awe for the imagination it took to write them. That book still remains in my collection today. The title is OMNIBUS OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Groff Conklin, a well-known and prolific editor of the genre. It was published in 1952, the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It’s a substantial volume, 562 pages, with 43 stories divided into sections relating to a common theme. Some stories are fun, some are thought-provoking and some are adventurous. I love them all.

The Far Sighted: The Novelettes of T. E. Mark will grab readers and hurl them far beyond the boundaries of our limited world. Step into other times and places with this collection of 5 short stories: BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR, TIME AGAIN, ALIEN LANDSCAPE, THE FAR SIGHTED and FIVE YEARS FROM YESTERDAY.

Author T. E. Mark weaves a first-class collection of sci-fi fantasy stories with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader from the first page to the last. The author paints a series of engaging and thought-provoking stories from brain remapping to government exploitation of the gifted in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity.

I enjoyed the stories, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of a particular story in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a well written sci-fi fantasy collection with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of the sci-fi genre will want it!

This was a fascinating and captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The stories flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly spellbinding journey!

There is something very magical about reading fantasy fiction. It speaks to the very thread of my imagination, jolting it to life and transporting it on an exhilarating journey. This book did exactly that. Fans of the sci-fi fantasy genre will not be disappointed. I’ll be looking forward to reading more from this author in the future. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me.

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