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  • Flight

  • A Quantum Fiction Novel
  • By: Vanna Bonta
  • Narrated by: Vanna Bonta
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

Mendle Orion is a writer who lives at the intersection of fiction and reality. He idealizes love and cynically rails against a world that wastes his dreams. The man's life is forever changed the day he meets a mysterious young woman with intense blue eyes and total amnesia who looks at urban life as though she's seeing it for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up There With Great Forever Books

  • By FRANCISCO on 10-09-13

Excellent story, Quanta Bonta is quantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-13

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Every time I see Bonta rattle her pen like a saber and shake the stars I want to cheer. Her poetry was a top selection to go to Mars on the NASA mission MAVEN. Her poetry rose to the top of TV malaise to emerge on a shining show, Wilfred. And in Flight she wrote arguably the definitive book about human quintessence in the quantum age.

Flight, a Quantum Fiction novel is a tour de force. It took the world almost two decades to catch up to. It's not a science book but stands as the poster book for the Albert Einstein quote "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

In Flight Bonta predicted that for every quasar there's a black hole (published 1995 and astronomers are recently announcing the discovery), and started us thinking about The Cure For Death (that now 2 decades later Google is funding). I didn't know what I would think of this book but it is worthy of every praise including the first Publishers Weekly review that launched a genre and called for more.

Since everyone is a writer these days, let's talk shop. The novel is a smorgasbord of literary devices from allegory to zoetic innovations applied to the writing craft.

And I hear TOR (an editor there is rumored to have led a lynching rally of buddies against Bonta for years when Flight was published) is partnering on a Quantum Flash Fiction contest --- 18 years late. ah well better late than never.

How unfair is it that writers and artists like this have to endure head-scratching jerk
who try to knock them down? Writers, we all need to beware the huffy "expert" attacking new ideas and the power to move people. Better they be hilarious than lethal. When the bashers so-called "reviews" write like soggy noodles, then... woops.

I think the Flight audiobook should be released with the works of sound effects and music. I enjoyed Bonta's piano-playing in it but there was too little of it. No praise of her voice does it justice. Truth be told I enjoy the print edition best because of the graphics and design are incorporated to tell the story. Just listening to audio alone without that can be confusing to someone isn't familiar, there's so much there. With the book, the chapters move and are illustrated with clocks like Time, the ingenious subplot is printed on a computer screen, a lot of cool visual like that that enhances and ingenuously tells the story too.

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