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Regression
by Kathy L. Bell   

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Science Fiction

Publisher:  Northern Sanctum Press ISBN-10:  0981289606 Type: 
Pages: 

358

Copyright:  July 4, 2009 ISBN-13:  9780981289601
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Twenty-eight men have twenty-six years to save the world...all they need is one woman.

Fourteen-year-old Adya Jordan, a seemingly typical girl with atypical genetics, swears that before her head injury she was a forty-year-old mother of six. Haunted by memories of the man she loved and the children she adored, she struggles to accept her life as a teenager in 1985. She discovers the secretive Three Eleven Corporation might know more about her predicament than she does, and works her way into their prestigious internship program at the tropical island headquarters.

The executive members of the corporation have a hidden agenda - save the oblivious world from impending doom - and Adya wants to be a part of it. Banished to an underground city in the frozen Canadian Sheild for asking too many questions of CEO Abraham Fairfield, Adya finds friends and answers beneath the surface, discovering she faces a choice no mother should ever have to make: save her children...or everyone else.

Excerpt
Prologue

Journal of Doctor Nicholas Weaver
July 27, 98 Post Impact

It takes almost 70 exajoules to perform the regression. The amount of energy consumed by humans during one year when we were at the peak of our civilization. Such incredible discharges of energy are virtually impossible to achieve. Meteor impacts, megathrust earthquakes, or a blast of 17 gigatons of TNT might approximate the power. Not simple to orchestrate. It is both to my horror and to my advantage such an instance occurs November 11, 2011, providing thirty times the force required. The phenomenon precipitates the need for the regression while also providing the means to complete it. What tragic irony.


Professional Reviews

Owen Sound Sun Times
The past, present and future meet in Kathy Bell's debut novel, Regression. Bell, who was born in a small Ontario town on the shores of Lake Huron, is an Owen Sound teacher, and, when she is not in the classroom, a novelist.
I puzzled over this one, testing my disbelief as I always do when approaching speculative fiction. At first, I found Adya Jordan's time regression a bit hard to take but then I sank into the story, a time shaping novel about a mysterious corporation, Three Eleven, out to change the world. Laced with dialogue that races the story on, Regression shows a clever use of plot, time changes and an inventive mind that all add up to a surprise - a wellcrafted work of futuristic fiction. --Andrew Armitage, Book Editor, Owen Sound Sun Times (former head librarian, North Grey Union Public Library)



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