There’s nothing fun about the end of the world–but there might be something beautiful.
The alien “invaders” of this unique science fictionish novel are exactly what the title tells us, Luminous and Ominous, a ravenous plant species with a mesmerizing beauty and a will to live as strong–or perhaps stronger–than any human survivor. And therein lies the problem for our protagonists: not just surviving in a new world, but preserving their very sense of what it means to be alive, and be human.
I’m a bigger fan of Noah K. Mullette-Gillman’s second novel than I was of the first (and I’m a pretty big fan). The writing is as mesmerizing as the beautiful alien Cornucopia Blue it describes, and the characters’ thoughts and struggles pull readers along with them just as surely.
Reading Time: On the Kindle, Luminous and Ominous is a little over 5,000 locations, which would make it 500+ pages in the physical world. But how long it takes to read? I’m hardly competent to say–it took me a weekend: I couldn’t put it down.
Recommendation: It’s 2011, and apocalypse scenarios haven’t been so popular since Y2K. So let’s not pigeonhole Luminous and Ominous as strictly science fiction–it’s General Audiences all the way.
Luminous and Ominous is available as an ebook on Amazon for $2.99