Read the Room is a blog feature focusing on conversations with authors shaping the future of genre, today.
This mystery thriller plants its roots in science fiction while building up a gothic atmosphere that also gives a nod to historical.
"Law does not make us free and cannot make us equal, but at all times it structures how we pursue freedom and equality, and in that pursuit, law can be an impediment, or a facilitator."
"If we’re advancing, are we just doing it with technology and industry, or are we actually advancing our mindsets and moving away from abuse, greed and discrimination? Both need to go hand in hand."
"The nature of reality has always been fascinating to me. The more we learn about the universe, the less I'm convinced that reality is a solid construct that can be defined. "
"We have limitless places within our minds’ to explore. There are no parameters here, friends. We stand on the cusp of the unmade. Anything goes."
"Really, science fiction is about exploring our present. What makes humans tick? What is the world like?"
Have you ever lingered in a past moment dissecting how it changed you? Ever wondered how those who came before you shaped your family history?
"I utilized the flashback in Arriving Through Time to provide a window into Lizzie’s past- her friendships, her family, and her hardships. I hope that it allows the readers to feel more connected to Lizzie and her story."
Nadia Afifi delivers a crazy fantastic and disquieting story that tackles human cloning, technological and scientific advancements, religious oppression and its evolution, through a deeply social and political lens.