Into the Vast

Into the Vast

by DJ Edwardson, Ellen Dunn

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BN ID: 2940015713657
Publisher: Giraffix Media
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Series: The Chronotrace Sequence , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 370
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

DJ Edwardson was born on the west coast, raised in the midwest, and currently lives in the southern part of the United States. He also lived for a time in the northeast after college as well as in Central America (he's fluent in Spanish) so he's covered a lot of ground in his short life. A multi-faceted artist, DJ also dabbles in digital art and plays acoustic guitar in his spare time.

His favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He likes to think that authors who use their initials are better writers but he can't actually prove it. Although much of what he writes falls in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, he likes to call his work "imaginative" fiction and often incorporates elements from multiple genres. He is currently at work on the second book in his series, The Chronotrace Sequence, due out in the second half of 2013.

Undaunted, DJ went on to write for several years in the High School newspaper, churning out off-beat commentaries on life in the vein of Andy Rooney. Later, while pursuing his undergraduate English degree, he dabbled in poetry and essay writing when not studying classic literature.

It wasn’t until many years later, however, when he began attending a literature club fashioned after C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien’s group, the Inklings, that he began to consider writing novels. The group reignited his passion for story and, along with another member, he formed an informal writing group where he began to write in earnest.

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Into the Vast 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite In the first book of this series, Into the Vast, DJ Edwardson introduces us to Adan. Adan wakes up in a medical facility without any memory of who he is, and no physical abilities. He is subjected to painful treatments, uncaring attitudes, and no information about himself. Unexpectedly, he is helped to escape from the medical facility by Will, himself an escapee from the facility. Will introduces Adan to a strange new world, and strange feelings, such as hunger, thirst, and knowledge, which is quite a challenging adjustment. During his adventure, he meets the people who live in The Vast, an area outside of Oasis. There are two factions, the peaceful Welkin who live in caves, and the cruel Waymen who are desert nomads. As Adan comes to know these people, he realizes that he must attempt to save them from those at Oasis, who wish to destroy them. This is the start of an incredible journey. Into the Vast by DJ Edwardson jumps straight into the story without any preamble, and you are dragged along for the ride. From the first page, you travel alongside Adan. You feel his confusion, fear, mistrust, hopelessness and frustration. It's as if you are Adan. The characters grow and come to life with each chapter and you are introduced to a new and fascinating world. The story draws you in and will not let go until the last page. Into the Vast is a tale of courage, hope and bravery. Daring escapades and adventures keep you engrossed, and I look forward to the next book in this series. A must-read!
FRstar More than 1 year ago
This is a *real* science fiction that is built on advanced yet reasonable scientific concepts at a future time when world is filled with hazardous environments, savageness, and inhuman technology. The descriptions are so vivid and detailed that reading the book is not very different from watching a movie. The author has obviously put a lot of effort in exploring the boundary of the technology and its consequence on human life and ethics. Yet what determines the fate of the human race in the end is love, friendship, faith, rather than technology itself. The concept of the esolace sometimes reminded me of the movie MATRIX, which makes us question about the differences between illusion and reality, or whether these are indeed two different things. The science is not told as a matter of fact. Rather, it is gradually revealed through dramatic conflicts, and even mystery detection. In the end the plot became kind of complicated that I was sometimes confused by what the hero was supposed to do (according to someone else’s plan for him), what he intended to do, vs. what he actually did (it solved the problem in a rather unexpected way). Except some awkward phrases and repeated narratives, this book is on a par with most of the contemporary sci-fi bestsellers.