ATTENTION WRITERS - Here is your chance to share your work. Send us your short stories to be published on-line. Click here for details Don't Delay
CoKoCon
Traditional SF convention.
August 30-September 2, 2019
Memberships limited to 500


LATEST UPDATES


October 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook
The Illustrated Corner and
Voices From the Past


October 1, 2018
Updated Convention Listings

September
Book Pick
of the Month




September 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook and
Voices From the Past


September 12



September 6, 2018
Updated Convention Listings

Previous Updates

WesternSFA
Pursuit: A Tale of Bishop' s Island
by Jason Garrett
Big Dream Productions, 2010, $19.95; $3.95 on Kindle
Release Date: March 8, 2011

Ryan and Aryn are married, but their marriage is strained to the breaking point, foundering on the shoals of mistakes and the submerged rocks of past tragedy. Ironically, what saves the relationship is a crisis that takes the decision away from Ryan, by taking Aryn herself away – she is abducted, and nothing riles a person like having their autonomy violated, even when it seems to accomplish their intentions for them. The truth is, Ryan does love Aryn, and he has to admit this truth to himself when she is taken, or be untrue to his self as well. And so he sets out to find her, and finds that the threat to her is a continuation of a generations-old struggle for the secret heart of Bishop’s Island : its buried treasure, but even more importantly, its heritage and its legacy.

Note how the names of the two protagonists are variant spellings with the same four letters. There are archetypal forces at play in the shaping of this story, as the male and female aspects of the soul of mankind try to tell us, here and now, how they fare and what we need to know about them. Aryn, a historian and keeper of secrets, represents Sophia, the feminine godhead, the very reason why the pronoun for “God” in Aramaic is plural, and why many people pray to “Our Father and Mother.” Garrett himself may never have heard of Sophia, may never have heard of the plurality that makes monotheism a paradox – if not an oxymoron – but that is the nature of archetypes: you don’t need to “know” them; they are inherent.

Whether you read this at the level of an adventure with lots of emotional pull and resonance, or as a modern Mystery Play with immediate relevance, the characterizations, historical components, and plot are designed to carry the reader on a voyage of discovery. ~~ Chris R. Paige

Follow us

for notices on new content and events.

to The Nameless Zine,
a publication of WesternSFA





WesternSFA Main Page

Links of Interest

Email Us

Disclaimer

Copyright ©2005-2018 All Rights Reserved
(Note that external links to guest web sites are not maintained by WesternSFA)
Comments, questions etc. email WebMaster