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Pandemonium: Live to All Devices


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A Must-Read for Fans of Ray Bradbury and Aleister Crowley: "Pandemonium" by Bill Harvey

Pandemonium: Live to All Devices by Bill Harvey is a highly ambitious and thought-provoking novel that explores the intersection of science, spirituality, and technology in a fast-paced and action-packed story. Drawing inspiration from Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, the novel tells the story of a war for Heaven and Earth, and is a meditation on rebellion, loss, and redemption.

The book is told from the point of view of an ensemble cast of psychic warriors, known as Theta Force, who are tasked with preventing World War III and healing the wounds of a second American Civil War. The author, Bill Harvey, is an Emmy-award winning media technologist, and his expertise in the field shines through in the novel, as he presents a believable and compelling vision of the future of communication technology. The depiction of near-future military technology is also highly detailed and credible, adding to the novel's overall sense of realism.

The central theme of the book is consciousness, and Harvey explores this concept in depth, weaving it into the story in a way that is both thought-provoking and accessible. He postulates that "The selves aren’t really separate; each one is a projection of the whole Master Mindfield. The local self thinks it’s an entity unto itself but it’s really a camera lens for the One Consciousness. Each Self, and the One Self, develop new character through experiences in each life." This idea is not only central to the story but also serves as a commentary on the nature of reality and the human experience.

The writing style is cinematic and fluid, making it easy to visualize the action and the characters in a range of exotic settings. The pacing is brisk, and the novel is filled with lots of sex and interesting technology, like in a classic James Bond movie. The humor in the book is also well done, as Harvey presents a disturbing yet funny vision of a world where holographic human spam tries to strike up chatbot conversations.

The book has its flaws, such as inconsistent use of verb tenses and some unnecessary sexual content, but overall it is a solid read. The pacing is fast and the action is gripping, making it hard to put down. The blend of science fiction, espionage, and theology creates a unique and entertaining story that will have readers on the edge of their seats. The ending leaves readers wanting more and the series has potential to be an exciting and thought-provoking read. I would rate the book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy action-packed thrillers with a philosophical twist.

Overall, Pandemonium: Live to All Devices is a highly recommended read for fans of science fiction and political thrillers. The novel is well-written and thought-provoking, with a strong sense of realism and a satisfying ending that leaves the reader wanting more.

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About the author

Grateful life-lover. Media research innovator by day. Author and investigator of human consciousness and effectiveness at all times. Known as a demystifier. Bill has written 5 published books to date, with more coming soon. He lives with his wife Lalita and their cat Zohreh in Hudson Valley NY. view profile

Published on June 15, 2022

150000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Science Fiction

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