Science fiction takes the imagination where no man has gone before. Whether in the form of classic movies like Star Wars and Star Trek or books by Isaac Asimov and George Orwell, fans are led to consider the possibilities and the ramifications of developments and choices.
In a way, Catholic fiction does the same thing! Catholic fiction explores the supernatural and eternal, along with the physical and temporal. It delves into the spiritual ramifications of choices in this world and the next, shedding light on things the eye cannot see, ear cannot hear, and mind has not fully comprehended.
That’s what makes Catholic science fiction so appealing! I’m happy to tell you about Karina Fabian’s new space thriller, DISCOVERY.
Blurb: Sisters Ann, Tommie and Rita are part of a classified mission to explore an alien ship that has crash landed on an asteroid three billion miles from earth. Humanity’s first contact with beings from beyond the solar system is bound to unlock the mystery of life in the universe, but the crew have their own secrets; hidden fears, desires, horrible sins – and a mission to kill. Researchers discover something unique about the third arm of the ship: something wonderful, terrifying and…holy. This discovery challenges Rita and Ann to confront their own pasts in order to secure the safety of the mission and the very souls of the crew.
I read and totally enjoyed this book, so here’s my review:
Discovery by Karina Fabian is a well-crafted science fiction about a group of researchers and scientists on a mission to learn more about a recently-discovered, crashed alien spaceship. This story has amazing depth, using facets of science and technology to illuminate spiritual realities and inner challenges of the human soul. The characters sucked me into the story from the beginning. And there are many characters, but they are all well-developed with driving goals, strong personalities, and realistic strengths, weaknesses and struggles. Sister Ann quickly became my favorite. This rescue sister has visions and sees apparitions of saints and Biblical figures. She also speaks in riddles that make you think. The other characters either love or hate her, though most of the time no one understands her.
I found reading this story a rewarding experience. It satisfied my need for good science fiction, with imaginative concepts that seemed based on scientific theories. The character development and relationships also satisfied, especially concerning Sister Rita and James. I found myself so emotionally invested and so moved that, at one point, tears came to my eyes. But the element I loved most about this story is this: Sisters in space! How fun! God is everywhere, so why not? And to quote the book, “His mercy extends beyond time, space, or life.” I thoroughly enjoyed Discovery and can’t wait to read more science fiction by Karina Fabian.
Want to learn more?
Info Link: http://karinafabian.com/Discovery
Book available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Karina-Fabian-ebook/dp/B01LJX7INS
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