Stasis

Stasis

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Stasis by Kelly Steed

An old adage warns if you don’t know your history, you will be forever condemned to repeat it. Likewise, if you don’t know your science fiction, and heed its warnings, you could condemn the Earth to future catastrophe. History has noted that science fiction authors have been visionaries of future realities. Their work should be studied as vigorously as a historian’ s to prevent such dire consequences.

Just suppose the Pagan faiths are correct and reincarnation is a natural part of a soul’s life cycle on its quest for perfection. What happens to this cycle if a person, declared clinically dead and placed in cryonic suspension, is brought back to life twenty years later? Would that person’s soul return or would someone, or something else take advantage of that empty vessel, something that was never meant to be human? Most novels deal with cryogenics, the freezing of a living person for purposes of space travel. Stasis is different because it focuses on the revival of the long dead. In Stasis, the authors sought to explore one possible outcome cryonics technology could have on society.

Illinois 2027: Brad Harris is shocked to learn that his grandfather James, declared clinically dead twenty years ago, has been revived from cryonic suspension. James was the black sheep of the family and is a complete enigma to Brad, who was four when he died. James’ death was caused by a brain tumor; but does cellular damage totally account for his strange behavior?

Brad discovers that the world is an infinitely more complex and dangerous place than his Catholic upbringing led him to believe. He finds himself immersed in the paranormal realm of ancient Pagan religions where problems were solved through complex rituals. He must put aside his fear of the unknown and unite with a parapsychologist and an adept mage, risk his life and those of his friends, to stop a force that was never meant to be human or the Earth will forever be plunged into chaos. Stasis is the story of religious belief versus scientific reality and cryonics gone awry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588512321
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Stasis 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stasis is a REAL page-turner in the classic science fiction sense! I can¿t wait to see more from these authors!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not your average sci-fi offering. 'Stasis' is an intriguing blend of near-future techno paranoia and ancient spiritualism. In Kelly Steed's world, science is not necessarily the cure to all the world's problems, and the solutions can be found in the most unlikely places. The classic 'what if' scenario of technology run rampant, coupled with an unusual group of protagonists make 'Stasis' a good read, indeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No thank you, I'll be buried in the ground like my Mom and my Daddy. I'm a staunch Lutheran so many of these Pagan thingamajigs I don't believe in but when being used in horror fiction they make it more mysterious and frightning. Fear of the unknown kept me on my seat. It was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alas, poor Rupert, disembowled for a sadistic's pleasure! James Harris is as fascinating and humorous as he is repulsive. An ancient being that makes a worthy adversary for a high-tech society. The detailed visual descriptions splayed across the literary canvas tantalized the senses and made me feel like I was reading a movie. Unlike some hard sci-fi, Stasis' science is written to be understandable to a general audience yet can be appreciated by professionals. I live close to an actual cryonics lab; Stasis has ensured that my nightmares will never be the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stasis made my blood run as cold as liquid nitrogen! I'm a big collector of horror and this is definitely a keeper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stasis is a well written novel that especially appeals to the mystery or science-fiction reader. There is enough suspense to hold your interest past your bedtime, but it's not overdone. I recommend it as a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yin and Yang are thrown out of whack in this supernatural techno-thriller. With the success of nanite technology, the impossible becomes reality and the once supernatural becomes flesh. Carnate and incarnate view for supremacy on battlefield Earth in this dark tale by two literary new-comers. Stasis blends reality and fantasy in a way that terrifies and entertains until denouement, yet leaves room for a sequel.