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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
Dr. Steven Collins has devoted his life to one cause: finding a way to prevent a catastrophic collision between Earth and an asteroid, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago. After spending years developing a shield - a device that uses the Earth's own magnetic field - he finally reaches the point where he is ready to test it. But when Collins turns on his creation, he rips open a hole in time and space itself that hurls him forward in time, where he discovers to his horror that the device he created has caused the very global Armageddon he was trying to prevent.
I really liked the premise of Maelstrom by Richard Paolinelli. I love stories where a person is trying so hard to avoid one thing that they actually cause it. This is a very interesting point to make and I am so happy to see it in fiction. I also love the idea that the same man gets a chance at redemption, redeeming himself for the mistake that he made. I think this story says something about human strength, even after millions of people have died. Even after all hope seems lost. Even if we are the only person left on the face of the Earth, we will continue to fight because we don't know what else to do. What else is there? That is exactly what this story is all about and I appreciate the message it sends about determination and belief in one's self, no matter if you are projected into the future and see the Earth's destruction.