A poorly constructed story with a saccharine moral.
By Linda C. Nobis ‧ RELEASE DATE: Nov. 1, 2021
Two children stumble upon a mysterious group of fairies in Nobis’ debut SF novel. Marta and Serge, best friends since childhood, often explore the woods together. Marta is a scientist who loves to collect and catalogue plants and rocks, while Serge is more of a dreamer. One day, while out in the woods, they meet Oberon, the King of the Quantum Fairies. Oberon explains that the Fairies have been helping humanity since ancient times, but now they must do something different due to the violence and destruction that is occurring. The children help Oberon deliver a message to the Queen of England, asking her to change Greenwich Mean Time to Greenwich Nice Time, which will bring peace to the world. As the years pass, Marta becomes a scientist who creates an android named Roberto, while Serge remains a romantic. Will they remember the Fairies and the message they brought? If not, the world will be in danger of returning to its former state. Nobis’ writing is full of playfulness and wonder, but the plot is somewhat simplistic and the characters are not explored in depth. The story does not have a strong impact, and the message of peace and harmony is presented in a didactic way, making it difficult to feel the magic of the story.
Pub Date: Nov. 1, 2021
Page Count: 275
Review Posted Online: June 27, 2023