My second post today! Another fab blog tour and review for Life and other Dreams….a fast-paced, page-turning brilliant thriller!
Rick lives here on Earth now, with Cath. His life is boring, writing adverts for cat food and exotic holidays. When he’s asleep, he dreams vividly.
In his dreams, he lives as Dan, spending his time with his wife Vanessa. They live six-hundred years in the future, half a galaxy away. They’re explorers, searching for valuable minerals on Ecias, an alien paradise.
Dan has no dreams about Rick’s life, he lives on Ecias, loves his life and Vanessa.
When the two worlds overlap, Rick starts to question what is real. Events in his waking and sleeping lives are mirrored, similar people inhabit both and coincidences mount up. Then disaster strikes in each world at the same time. In his dreams, Dan is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Meanwhile, after one coincidence too many, Cath thinks that Rick’s dreams are hiding an affair and leaves him.
Is Rick going crazy, or can he be living in two places, in two times, at once? If not, then which one of them is the reality? Will one life carry on when the other is on hold?
Richard Dee’s fast-paced, edgy science fiction -cum- psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
This book was brilliant! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but I was soon drawn in to the story, and fully immersed in Rick and Dan’s worlds!! I really didn’t want to put it down!
Honestly….the blurb says it all! I don’t think I can expand much on it without giving anything away! What I will say is that….even after reading the book, I’m still not entirely sure what’s reality and what isn’t!
I really enjoyed the descriptions of Ecias which made it really easy to picture the place that Dan and Vanessa live and work, and really made me think about the fact that this could really happen in real life in the future! There is so much we don’t know about the universe, how do we know there aren’t place out there like Ecias!?
Rick and Dan are brilliant characters which are interlinked through dreams….although overlapped by reality! And it’s so intriguing to see how this plays out….Dee has done a fantastic job!
Life and other Dreams is a fast-paced, well written easy and enjoyable read which honestly will have you hooked! I was so thrilled to get to the end, and find out there will be a sequel…….a sequel which I literally cannot wait to read!! I NEED to know what happens next!!!
About the author….
Richard Dee is a native of Brixham in Devon. He left Devon when he was in his teens and settled in Kent. Leaving school at 16 he briefly worked in a supermarket, then went to sea and travelled the world in the Merchant Navy, qualifying as a Master Mariner in 1986.
Coming ashore to be with his growing family, he used his sea-going knowledge in several jobs, working as a Marine Insurance Surveyor and as Dockmaster at Tilbury, before becoming a Port Control Officer in Sheerness and then at the Thames Barrier in Woolwich.
In 1994 he was head-hunted and offered a job as a Thames Estuary Pilot. In 1999 he transferred to the Thames River Pilots, where he regularly took vessels of all sizes through the Thames Barrier and upriver as far as HMS Belfastand through Tower Bridge. In all, he piloted over 3,500 vessels in a 22-year career with the Port of London Authority.
Richard is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.
His first science-fiction novel Freefallwas published in 2013, followed by Ribbonworldin 2015. September 2016 saw the publication of his Steampunk adventure The Rocks of Aseroland of Flash Fiction, a collection of Short Stories. Myra, the prequel to Freefallwas published in 2017, along with Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café, a murder mystery set in space and the start of a series featuring Andorra Pett, an amateur detective. Sequels to Ribbonworld andThe Rocks of Aserolhave been published, together with a second Andorra Pett story, Andorra Pett on Mars. He also contributed a story to the 1066 Turned Upside Downcollection. Richard is currently working on prequels, sequels, and new projects.
You can find out more about me on my website at richarddeescifi.co.uk. Head over there to see what I get up to, click the FREE STUFF tab or the PORTFOLIO tab to get all the details about my work and pick up a free novel or short story.
As always, don’t forget to check out the other bloggers on this tour too!
Thanks so much to the author, and to Rachel’s Random Resource for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Hope you all have a good week!
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