Reflection: A collection of short stories by Adam Ostaszewski is a gripping book right since the first page. It’s a book with unconventional science and historical stories. It merges illusion, imagination, and future reality into one to deliver a power-packed performance.
The book houses 6 long stories that will take you to different worlds which are way different from our contemporary ones. You must have seen such ones either in Hollywood or Netflix dystopian movies and series where people are effortlessly traveling between the countries, in the space and galaxies, and much more.
The book's major setting is scientific environment i.e. highly advanced technology where people are leveraging the same with no guilt.
For the current generation, accepting this book into TBR will take a bit of courage and prudence. As if you can imagine the world of tomorrow, you will resonate well with this book. Otherwise, there will be reading struggle. The stories are good but the collection is not friendly or predictable, readers need to be with it with patience and dedication.
Reflection is the titular story. It deals with teleporting on earth. But at the facade, it is about death of one station owner, which is to be uncovered by a Europol.
The story is laced with scientific know-how. Similarly, in a science fiction, there has to be stories about Mars, other planet, spaceships, and war. It has all. Meeting is the story that falls under historical genre. It is a slow burn kind of...but worth of time and effort.
Each story sounds like a novella with intriguing storyline and mini subplots. If you notice subtly, there is no chaos in the stories. A strange or unusual sense of calm and reflection runs through the stories. The collection is diverse yet rich with its offering. This book can break your stereotype line of reading the run-of-the-mills stories. Want to try something bigger now, grab this.
Adam writes with subtle flair. He understands his subjects and knows what he is writing. He does not add confusion, rather tries to deliver a credible set of stories.
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