Reflection

Book One

Fiction - Science Fiction
342 Pages
Reviewed on 01/27/2016
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

By the year 2126, CEO Carlton Ferguson and his immensely powerful corporation have already introduced the world to Reflection Technology, a means to view any event that has happened in a previous 48-hour window. Effectively ridding the world of crime, the technology is far too valuable and dangerous for one person to control. Still, Carlton is determined that only he alone should have control of this technology and finds himself in a battle to keep what is his. He is also secretly enhancing the technology to go far beyond a mere two-day limit and does not intend to stop until he can witness the very beginning of time itself.

Reflection (Book One) by W. Scott Causey is a sci-fi with time exploration as its premise. Time travel is one of my favorite themes, and it is deftly given a fresh perspective. The future political setting is not that different from our situation today – corporations and governments rule society together with masked strained relations. The proposed technologies in the story are presented in a surprisingly realistic manner.

Causey is definitely a writer with some of the best characterization skills that I’ve ever read. He gives readers a solid insight into the characters’ thoughts and personalities, especially the protagonist, Carlton. The pace is somewhat slow in some parts. On the other hand, the book's strength in terms of characters, premise and plot, particularly the ingenious technology, more than compensate for this minor flaw. On the whole, Reflection is a satisfying read.