REVIEWS

Reviews for THE PERMEABLE WEB OF TIME: Sequel to the JANAFORMA TRILOGY (1 five-star review)

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5.0 out of 5 stars, Juicy sexy novel – yet deeply moving and thought provoking., October 7, 2014, by Nancy (Youngsville, NC USA)

The Permeable Web of Time is a book about love and the search for personal completion through love. Jana Sante is a love emanation, but much of his love is self-centered and revolves around lust and self-pity. When he meets the charismatic Miro Rugen, Sante begins to experience the true power of love, love’s demands, and its capacity for self-transformation.

This deeply personal journey takes place in high adventure science fiction, as spaceships, exotic planets, alien beings, journeys through space and time, and a drug that allows the characters to recall past lives, combine to provide a plot that moves with unexpected twists and turns.

The Permeable Web of Time is not just a novel; it is a work of art, and will one day be part of classic literature. Every aspect of the writing showcases the author’s love of words and storytelling skill. The characters are real, yet heroic. Imagination shines brilliantly. A truly original book and a feast for the senses, I promise, you have never read a book quite like this one.

Reviews for DANCE OF THE WARRIOR AND WITCH: Prequel to the JANAFORMA TRILOGY (4 five-star reviews)

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5 out of 5-stars: A must read! December 4, 2014
by Maria Carroll (Clearwater, FL United States)

The author pulls us into this story from the get-go. A powerful mix of spirituality, science fiction, mythological enticements and sensuality. I absolutely recommend!

 5 out of 5-stars: A Sci-fi/Fantasy/New Age Trip through Space and Time, August 4, 2014, by Marcha Fox
Martha Fawcett is a literary gourmet chef who specializes in bibliophilic ambrosia. Her style is so rich with description and metaphor that it can be almost euphoric to read. This story is an unusual tale that treads across science fiction, fantasy and new age genres. Her characters are convincing and easy to relate to as well as the alien Gathosian culture and various planets she created. The juxtaposition of the two main male characters, Elan and Stellium, where one was a human born on Earth who relocated off world with his parents as a child, while the other was a Gathosian raised on Earth, created an interesting balance and means for contrasting the two cultures and finding where and how they intersected. Much you could relate to as an earthling, yet there was enough that was alien about it to transport you to another time and place.The first part of the book, which was my favorite, takes place at a school that trains warriors in a variety of disciplines and techniques which include not only spiritual development, survival, and martial arts but jumping time dimensions. Elan’s mentor, Kyron, is another important player. I felt his name was well-chosen as a subtle reference to Chiron, the mythological centaur and “wounded healer” who astrologically symbolizes the hurts and disappointments we experience that often never heal; indeed, if there were one theme I would attribute to this story it would be that of healing. I was so entirely immersed in this Shardasko Warrior school environment that it felt as if I was there as well. This made it all the more entertaining when Elan went to visit his human sister who continued to live in an earthlike culture. At that point the school seemed so familiar and normal that I could totally relate to how foreign “normal” had become. His sister’s sarcastic remarks were hilarious and exactly what you’d expect to occur between siblings when one chooses an avant-guard lifestyle. All the protagonists were convincing, but my favorite character in this story was actually Cerebow, a “dulcerary panther” with telepathic abilities.The relationship between the three protagonists when the Trinity witch, Iosobell, entered the scene was an interesting study of the different roles individuals play across multiple lifetimes. I must say when these two men and a woman were involved in what can best be described as some sort of tantric three-way conducted in a retro-gravity device that I was a bit startled. Nonetheless, it was done in a tasteful and metaphorical manner that emphasized the love and spiritual bonds between them making it sensual while avoiding the clumsy, graphic prose typical of erotica.

Much of the remainder of this story explored the karmic path of deeds and events as they ripple through time and fate in both directions. Soul groups travel together through time and space yet individuals play a multitude of different roles and incarnate in both genders. Trying to heal or, better yet, prevent catastrophes caused by mistakes born of ignorance, foolishness or immaturity becomes a thought-provoking consideration as the three protagonists strive to do just that amid the challenges presented by “free radicals” or what could best be described as tortured souls or devils.

My least favorite part of this book was one of the middle chapters where a lengthy narrative attempted to map out the chain of events the protagonists were trying to untangle. To me it oscillated between confusing and boring but I persisted in the hope that ultimately the story would return to its former grace and lucidity, which it did, and ultimately provided a satisfying ending.

It would have been handy for the book to contain a glossary of the various Gathosian words. I also would have enjoyed this book more if I had read the print version instead of electronic because a physical book makes it so much easier to flip back to other parts to refresh your memory, check the meaning of an alien word, etc. This story was quite complex and unless you have a memory like a steel trap there will be parts that can be confusing. It’s a story that would undoubtedly be enjoyed more on the second read.

This is not a book for someone who wants to enjoy a simple, straight-line plot that’s easy to follow. It challenges the reader and truly transports you to another alien world and culture, a task that was executed beautifully by this skilled, imaginative and very talented author. When a book can make me laugh, cry, and even gasp a few times while I luxuriate in a writing style best described as Nirvana, I will definitely give it five stars, only because I cannot give it more.

5 out of 5 stars: A rich reading experience tethered in spiritually, metaphysics, and most of all, love. February 9, 2014, by Nancy
Through allowing love its fullest expression, the Shardasko warrior Elan discovers his destiny and embraces it. Supported by his beloved teacher, Kyron, Elan and his committed lovers, Iosobell, a Trinity witch, and Stellium, a fellow Shardasko warrior, courageously take action to change the course of the future and the evolution of consciousness. Travels to fantastic dimensions inhabited by beings of light and beings of darkness are brilliantly written. Sizzling love scenes between the main characters in the book make it a juicy read. Symbolism and hidden meaning give pause. Unexpected twists of plot keep the action going and the pages turning. This is a book fated to entrance readers for generations to come.

5 out of 5 stars Journey of the Heart, February 1, 2014 by Willow Rose.

In Dance of the Warrior and the Witch the much anticipated prequel to Martha Fawcett’s Janaforma Trilogy, the lyrical prose and vivid imagination that dazzled first-time readers not only meets but exceeds the expectations of her growing number of fans. In another extraordinary work combining fantasy, science fiction and adventure, Martha stays true to the niché she has carved out for herself in the usual science-fiction genre’ by writing from deep within and adding her own profound insight, wisdom and love.There are enough fantastic creatures, exotic planets, futuristic weaponry and time-leaps to keep you up until dawn; the action has the verisimilitude only born storytellers can create! Gradually, however, through the voices of ‘Elan, a Shardasko Warrior, and Isobell, a Trinity Witch, you are drawn into a drama so riveting that you are no longer a passive observer but a participant.

The most horrific beast one must often confront is the one within: doubt, fear, shame, guilt and rage. In one passage, Sister Viobella calls doubt ‘the cruelest assassin’ for without doubt, almost anything is possible.” This is one message among many as Martha maintains a singularly potent synergism between flesh and spirit. It becomes impossible to avoid objective self-analysis while enjoying a great story; yet Martha has mastered her craft so effectively, the philosophical revelations remain subtle. A new base of knowledge and empowerment that are firmly anchored in an intuitive and heart-felt guidance system could explain why you may not be the same person you were when you first began to read.

Reading Dance of the Warrior and Witch reinforced what I have always known: the scariest monsters are the ones within; the ones we dare not face. Martha calls them “free radicals” in her book and the description of the manifestation of rage is one you won’t forget! I discovered many messages in this book; it is as multi-faceted and complex as human nature itself. Martha has not only created another masterpiece, but left a literal map of the many losses and pitfalls that must be faced for true emancipation and empowerment. Once you tap into this energy, it is possible to embrace the inherent goodness that lives within us all.
How ironic that Martha Fawcett, writing about aliens, has also written such a remarkable blueprint for humans!

REVIEWS FOR ONE, Book III of the Janaforma Trilogy (4 five-star reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and Soulful Journey! October 27, 2013 by Mysteryman –

Journey with the crew of the spaceship La Ventana, and let Martha Fawcett’s One take you to places you’ve never been before! An exciting adventure for the sci-fi fantasy reader, you are introduced to the Janaforma, a genetically engineered race. Along with humans, ganats, and biodroids, a young human woman who’s duty is a life bearer, is involved in a love affair with many complexities. Among the many exciting twists and turns, time, and dimensional travels, it is a page turner! Your involvement with the characters grow, and you want to see what happens next as you become part of their story! Their mission once they discover their past lives, is to bring hope and peace to the universe and it’s inhabitants! Within the pages are memorable quotes that stay with the reader after the book is finished. “Within every person, lives an incorruptible presence,” is one of my favorites! Fawcett has touched my soul with the the hope of what could be!

 5.0 out of 5 stars The Gravitational Pull of a Masterpiece, October 9, 2013 by Willow Rose 

The last book of Martha Fawcett’s “The Janaforma Trilogy” is titled “One” and, just as the other two books, “Alone” and “Together,” it could stand on its own as the characters and impact they make on future generations is subtle and evocative;this is not a trilogy that picks up where the book before left off…it is a skillfully woven tapestry where the woof and warf come together seamlessly, leaving the reader with the feeling of greeting familiar friends without a contrived encounter.

The gravitational pull of “One” will hold you captive in a story that is compelling and original with futuristic rephazers and starships that can navigate throughout different dimensions of time; the years are now B.I.T. (before interstellar travel). In a quirky twist; however, there are objects and situations that exist in the present making the fantastic more like predictions than impossibly complex techno-gadgetry leaving the reader free to indulge the imagination that has away of playing out all the dramatic possibilities even when the book is reluctantly set down, Which, for this reviewer, was usually four a.m. in the morning!

The drama becomes intense as the threads begin coming together and there are so many memorable quotes that capture the discovery and revelations occurring within the microcosm of the human individual and the macrocosm of space. A gum-snapping, smirking waitress serves three men coffee in an all-night diner in Philadelphia in a scene that is devoid of color as the weather; how could she know the three men have been on a space expedition spanning three-hundred and seventy-four generations? How could they know the secret she holds in her apron that has succeeded in erasing the spark of identity and is a threat to all sentient beings in the Universe? The DNA and genetic research are plausible and as a skilled weaver it is the connections that have been formed to characters in the first two books that glow like constellations and join, separate and rejoin in a myriad of forms.

The action is riveting and an exampleof Martha’s vivid imagination as settings change from an Amish farmhouse to a sexually charged encounter ending with a starship fight in hyperspace.

It is all believable.

Martha Fawcett’s deep compassion and spirituality are the integral and life-changing touches she launches into orbit around you as you read.

“Within every person, lives an incorruptible presence.”

“That presence is the unchanging and perfect I.” The “I” could be seen as “eye” as the idea we have the sight to see within if only guided is a leit motif and the threads of this epic saga are brought together to form a perfect tapestry of wonder,delight and hope. Once again, I believe there needs to be a new genre’ created specifically for this beautiful journey into the space above and within us. There is everything you are looking for right here! Don’t miss the shuttle!

5.0 out of 5 stars One: Book III of The Janaforma Trilogy, July 30, 2013 by Adam

ONE Book III od the trilogy delivers another unique science fiction tale. The genetically engineered Janaforma provide a fresh perspective on otherwise human relationships. There are not just Janaforma in these books, there are also Humans, Ganats, and Biodroids. As with the previous Janaforma books, the characters are well developed and entertaining. Creative Sci-Fi technologies are used to assist the characters. The human female protagonist is spontaneous, independent, and intelligent. Ominous unexpected situations take you on a fun ride.

5 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi and Romance for all ages and genders by Nancy (Youngsville, NC USA) April 2, 2013 
One is the culmination of a beautiful sci-fi fantasy trilogy about the lifetimes of a human woman and the Janaforma, a race of genetically-engineered beings of great beauty and high ideals. Through the Janaforma, the human race and all the many races of the galaxy can be redeemed.
Aboard the starship La Ventana, Elay is at the center of a complex and passionate love affair at the same time a new drug is discovered that enables people to recall past lives. As memories of deep connections with others on board emerge, loyalties shift, and commitment to the greater good for all beings is strengthened to the point of taking action.
If you enjoy excellent writing, a fascinating plot that moves along quickly, but is not predictable, complex super-juicy characters that live on in your thoughts when the book is done, you will love this book and the Janaforma Trilogy.

                        

  REVIEWS FOR TOGETHER, Book II of the Janaforma Trilogy (4 five-star reviews)   

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5 out of 5 stars. Outstanding, Thought-provoking Science Fiction at its Best
by Marcha Fox “SF Author” January 11, 2015

Jane Hibernia Smith lives in Toledo, Ohio, sometime around the 26th century where far too many suffer from FSP, i.e. Fundamental SocioPsychic breakdown, an attitude that spawns the attitude “Some messes are too big to clean up.” Earth is but one of many worlds in the Orion Spur and not that much different from the 21st Century world we live in, making it easy to relate to Jane and her funk. For a variety of reasons she’s bummed out, including health issues combined with the fact she’s a “casual,” i.e. a genetic “mongrel,” born without the benefit of genetic engineering.

Thus, she decides to take a break. Her plan is to visit Wonder World, but her trip reservations are messed up (showing some things never change) and she misses the shuttle taking her to the next leg of her journey. She winds up in a space taxi to deliver her to a rendezvous point, but the vehicle malfunctions, Jane passes out as environmental systems fail, and the next thing she knows she waking up in the presence of two magnificent beings. And this is where the reader is escorted from a world that may be a bit too familiar into the essence of true science fiction.

Jane, who has decided to go with her Hibernia persona, has encountered two genetically engineered wonders known as Janaforma. . Both are beautiful as well as handsome, possessing an intriguing albeit confusing combination of masculine and feminine traits. As it turns out, their sexuality is entirely different than that of humans, requiring three to achieve reproduction as opposed to the usual duo. There are lifebearers, lifegivers and consorts. In human terms, lifebearers would be those who give birth while a lifegiver’s sperm only works in the presence of a consort. Needless to say this makes for an interesting concept of a genetically orchestrated ménage à trois. On the literary side alone it necessitates the use of an entirely new set of pronouns as opposed to the he/she, his/her with which humans are familiar. While lifebearers retain the feminine side, lifegivers are referred to as le or lis while consorts are ce or cis.

Hibernia becomes part of this triad and is thus absorbed into an alien world of intrigue. In spite of the near perfection of Janaforma, they nonetheless must interact with lesser cultures and humanoids which comprise an intergalactic society. One of these is the superstitious and small-minded Tyrowsians, who deny the existence of the past, and represent a brutal, unevolved species. The plot is saturated with a variety of moral dilemmas and culture clashes as the community-minded Janaforma are subjected to the narrow-minded and unyielding opinions of those incapable of understanding a more advanced view of life.
The beauty of this story lies not only in its incredible originality but in its rich, descriptive prose. Martha Fawcett’s literary style and plot complexity is nothing short of delicious. I was effortlessly sucked into the story and characters then absorbed into the drama inherent to this mixture of worldviews and beings besides the Janaforma. The author has not only created vivid and credible intelligent alien species but enriched it further with other languages (such as the new pronouns noted earlier) and cultural details which bring everything further to life.

Nonetheless, while definitely alien, there is rich symbolism operating as well. It was easy to see how the vast philosophies present on Earth today could compare to a human caught between the diverse cultures of the Janaforma and Tyrowsians.
The story’s intensity reaches a nail-biting peak making it all the more interesting to see how it’s resolved in Book III of this trilogy (entitled simply “One” while the title of its predecessor is “Alone.”)

This book is not for the faint-hearted or closed-minded. The multitude of metaphors often reflect elements of today’s culture we choose to ignore, whether it pertains to sexuality, cultural bias, or religious intolerance, all of which prevent us from reaching a higher plane of existence. As Albert Einstein is credited with saying, no problem can be solved from the same level at which it was created. If you allow it to, this book will open your mind to new vistas of possibility and bring you to a close examination of your own beliefs, which is was landmark science fiction is all about.

5 out of 5 stars Amazing January 26, 2014 by Martina

“This is a book you won’t be able to put down. The story is captivating and filled with science fiction fantasies. Loved it. Can’t wait to read the next part of the Janaforma Trilogy.”

5 out of 5 stars A Gratifying Saga of Loss and Redemption! August 27, 2013 by Willow Rose

Every now and then a book comes along that sets new standards for writers and readers alike. Martha Fawcett is one of those rare contemporary writers who re-defines the genre’ of science fiction and defies readers to put it down. In Together, Book ll of The Janaforma Trilogy the elements of science, love, philosophy and poetry, along with edge-of-the-seat action, are packed together seamlessly with graceful writing, unrelenting dramatic tension, and characters who force the reader to make an emotional bond with them.

One of the greatest tributes to a work of science-fiction is the turning of myth into story, its image into a philosophy, and its idea into a legend that transforms the reader’s thinking even as the characters themselves evolve. When this happens, a novel has become assimilated into the reader’s imagination and there is a feeling of being as affected by the unfolding events as the fictional characters are. By this time, they are more real than fictional and the thin line between fantasy and reality is so effectively blurred there is a transformation that occurs, providing entertainment and satisfaction at their deepest levels.

This is a work of astonishing craftmanship, structural symmetry, and literary self-awareness as the reader identifies with epic heros while experiencing a gratifying saga of loss and redemption, transcending all boundaries of time and space. Even more thoughtful and heart-wrenching than “Alone,” which was Book l of “The Janaforma Trilogy.” This is an exercise in soul-baring storytelling that, in the telling of a good tale, tells something more: what life is like to the dreaming heart, to the perceptive mind. Impossible to forget!

5 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi and Romance-what a good read! by Ruby Jewel, Nov. 03 2012.

Hibernia is a shining model of hometown-girl-becomes-a-star, as she travels to exotic worlds and falls in love with not one, but two, gorgeous, sensual, Janaforma males. The character and plot development is expertly handled, and the words and sentences are beautifully crafted. Buy this book- it’s a steal at $2.99.

 

5 out of 5 stars Take a journey to outer space with Jane by Adam, Sept 3, 2012

Jane was destined to break social boundaries, within unconventional Janaforma society. Jane falls in love with two genetically engineered Janaforma. Janaforma need a third partner, a genetically female woman, to reproduce. The storyline takes surprising twists and turns, and is very entertaining.

REVIEWS FOR ALONE, Book I of the Janaforma Trilogy (15 five-star reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars  by Persuader – December 26, 2014

Ms. Fawcett spins a story of distant planets and alien species tied together by the thread of a series of relationships to the main characters who are wandering the universe. Particularly intriguing are the androids, beings whose interactions with humans leave one wondering about implications for the future. Well written by a skillful wordsmith, Alone is thoughtfully crafted, well paced, and entertaining. Recommended by L.R. Ryan.

5 out of 5 stars by Willow Rose August, 2013 

Exploring the depths of the human (and not so human) psyche while navigating deep space is a formidable challenge to any writer; Martha Fawcett; however, is not just any writer. In “Alone, Book 1” of the “Janaforma Trilogy,” her vivid creative vision, fresh imagery and beautifully crafted prose take science fiction to a new level.

There is almost the creation of a new genre as Martha steps up to the bridge and takes full control of your destination, now intertwined with that of the characters as she writes with a profound veracity that pulls the reader effortlessly into the same orbit as Melle’ Coeur, her husband Dulce, and Michael, the android pilot of her spaceship, “The Intrinsic.” Navigating with scientific knowledge of the macrocosm of space and an intimate and poetic understanding of the intricacies of the heart; a symbolic microcosm, Martha strikes a universal chord made flesh in the character of Dulce Coeur as he re-creates the “music of the spheres” and the gravitational pull he has on the heart of Melle’ as she is caught in a meteor shower of emotion that anyone who has been in a complex relationship, easily identifies with. The juxtaposition of the vast loneliness of space with Melle’s own inner emptiness, as well as her need to silence the turmoil and chaos in her own soul are as recognizable as the Earth’s sun and moon, to those whose lives have revolved around another. Which means everyone in the universe!

None of us are islands and whether our galaxy simply includes our nuclear family or is expanding constantly with the nebula of new stars and their endings and beginnings, every reader resonates to some aspect of Martha’s creation.
Martha Fawcett’s exploration of both inner space and the farthest reaches of our physical universe are inspired and inspiring. This is a book that is lyrically scientific; its characters and plot so compelling, the pages practically turn by themselves; whether holding the book in hand or involved in some onerous task like dish-washing, the gravitational pull of “Alone” seems to increase with each new page.

I felt morally altered and literally expanded by this book. To an extraordinary degree it has mastered the tenuous balance of fiction, truth, beauty and reality. This is a book that takes one along with the characters as they go beyond their own revelations to become a book that is not just science fiction, but a book for everybody, a work of art.

I felt expanded by this book and am already in line for my ticket in the first class passenger seating (the only one available) for the next extraordinary journey in “Together, Book ll” of “The Janaforma Trilogy” promising discovery and entertainment in the evocative beauty of Martha Fawcett’s writing.

 

(5 out of 5 stars) Delightful! by Susan Lynch Smith (Greenville, NC, US)

A beautiful story that keeps you captivated not only through the story itself, but also with the well written, vivid use of words that keeps you turning the pages. I was so enthralled that I finished it in two days. Bonus of this book, is that it leaves you thinking of your own choices and one can easily identify with the main character. Highly recommend and I look forward to finishing the Trilogy.

5 out of 5 stars A love story and philosophical debate by Layla, 29 May, 2013

A really remarkable thing happened. I agreed to review a book written in a genre I had not read in so many years. Asimov was still alive and Star Wars was still just an idea waiting for a moment to strike back. If truth be told, at first it was a struggle. It seemed presumptions were made about science and progress, humanity and other life forms and it took a while for a novice-reader like me to feel comfortable in this new world. But once I developed a feel for the characters and decided who was who I began to care. That was when I realised Martha was a very clever writer. She was using science fiction as a cipher and the reality, if there is such a thing, was that she was painting a portrait of sexual politics. It seemed to me that this was a psycho-drama involving narcissism and misogyny. My sympathies swayed from the self indulgence of the human characters and instead embraced the future of the androids, the philosophical notion of self sacrifice and when it can be said a machine is truly alive with all the attendant rights and privileges that epithet bestows.

This was a love story and a philosophical debate: A satire and a treatise on humanitarianism. Martha’s portrayal of petty officialdom and bureaucracy was finely drawn and quite amusing and by the end of this story, I was keen to know more about these characters. I wanted to understand their on-going spiritual growth and how she constructed her idea of soul and re-incarnation.

5 out of 5 stars Great! Can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy! by Kelly, March 23, 2013

I really enjoyed this sci -fi novel – so nice to read about a woman lead character! Beautifully written, I am looking forward to reading the next two books!

BOOK REVIEW: by Maria Athena Carroll, posted on Facebook. March 17, 2013.

A little over a month ago, I knew nothing about the author or her books. One night, a phrase caught my eye in a FB post of a friend and the captivation began. This is what I read: “He wanted to hold a woman, to build a beautiful and sparkling bridge between the innocence within them and forget the dark well of denial and all its vulgar ugliness.”

Although described as science fiction (usually not my favorite) I bought the Kindle version. I did not expect that every one of the 230 pages would delight me with prose, passion, suspense, music, history, philosophy and yes, science fiction, all woven together into the most beautiful love story that satisfied every literary-loving romantic fiber in my being.

This book opened my mind to the intricacies of writing with such depth, intrigue and conflict that had it not been set in a very realistic “future” would be just as incredible. There was a hand clutching at my soul from the first word to the last.

  1. Mellé is a memorable female character who shows us the transfiguring power of passion. We are drawn in immediately to what can only be called brilliant illumination; our world as it could become and ourselves who we may already be. Humankind at its best, its worst and at its most complex is at the root of this powerful, enlightening book.
    (This is a MUST read. You will not be disappointed.)

 5 out 5 stars A wonderful book from a new author by Wayne, February 2, 2013

I am a science fiction/fantasy nut-I probably have at least 200 SF paperbacks on my shelf and have read all the classic SF authors, including most Nebula and Hugo award winners. Against that background I thoroughly enjoyed Alone. It took me about 25% of the book to get hooked, partly because I found the language in the beginning pages to be a little too “flowery,” but the detail was needed to set the stage for the main story. The characters had well developed personalities; the plot was in no way predictable, had unexpected twists, and was complex enough to hold interest; and the interactions between characters was very believable. The futuristic depictions were highly imaginative and well described. Once hooked, the momentum kept going and I found the book hard to set down. I highly recommend Alone as an enjoyable read for SF/fantasy lovers.

5 out of 5 stars Wow this was great by Lee, December 1, 2012

This is perhaps one of the most interesting books that I have ever read. Unlike most science fiction books that I have read which are analytical in nature, this is a book about feelings, particularly of the central character Mellé. Mellé travels the galaxy as she comes to terms with the grief in her life, developing new relationships so that she might grow spiritually once again. Many authors have written these types of personal growth stories. However it is the context of space travel, androids, and the feelings pets might have (instead of the feelings that humans perceive that pets might have) Mellé encounters during her journey that keeps the reader’s attention. I would highly recommend this book and I look forward to the next book in the Janaforma Trilogy.

5 out of 5 stars Thank you Martha Fawcett for the Janaforma Trilogy! by Gail M. November 7, 2012.

Reading the first book of the Trilogy opened my mind to a new world of interesting characters, and futuristic times that include bits of the past, like drinking Coke! Loved where the book took my thoughts, opening my mind to a place I’d never been before and want to continue to visit! Interesting and imaginitive from the first page.

5 out of 5 stars Great read by Ginger, September 24, 2012

From the first page, this story grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go. I finished reading in record time and wanted more. Thank goodness martha’s next book is available at amazon.

5 out of 5 stars A Book for Everyone! by Corrine, September 6, 2012. 

Alone is a fantastic read you will not be able to put down! The intricate detail that went into the book allows the reader to escape into a futuristic fantasy world and explore space like never before. I would highly recommend this book for not only science-fiction readers but for those who enjoy all genres. It captivates the reader with its relatable characters as it unfolds into an authentic love story (with tasteful sex scenes). The book causes the reader to think about their own relationships with thought provoking material. This book truly has something for everyone.

5 out of 5 stars Alone is a great book, by Dian-Corneliussen-James, May 24, 2012,

Alone is a great book! The description of the characters is incredibly creative as is everything about Martha’s book. Her writing is truly unique. Enjoy!

5 out of 5 stars A Search For Lost Love by Richard Morris, March 1, 2012, 

Alone by Martha Fawcett takes us into the stars and the distant future–a universe of strange planets, beings, and human-like androids. It’s a love story centered on a beautiful woman–Mellé–and her search for lost love. The stories about androids are reminiscent of our history of slaves and freedmen, and made me think about “human” rights and the rights of nonhuman beings. The book displays Fawcett’s fertile imagination, beautiful writing, and ability to build suspense. The ending signals stories to come, which I look forward to reading in the remaining books of Fawcett’s Janaforma Trilogy.

5 out of 5 stars Alone captured all my fantasies… by Barb, January 15, 2012. 

Alone captured all of my fantasies about what a distant galaxy would be like in a way that made me leap easily into a new reality. Scenes are described so that I could see the colors, feel the feelings, and be convinced of the possibility that such places could exist. There is a depth to the characters that makes them plausible even though they are other-worldly. I was able to go inside them and care about them because they faced the same psychological struggles that I have faced, though they were not like me. I want to find out what happens to Mellé and Michael. Alone made me think and I look forward to the next book.

5 out of 5 stars Get it! by Elyse, January 13, 2012. 

Alone is an eloquently written book. Each scene is so vividly written that you will think you are there. What an exquisite way to step out of the world of 2012 into an alternate place and time. If you read the first few pages you will be so enthralled that you will see what I mean. I hope you enjoy every page of this book the way that I have!

5 out of 5 stars Fawcett’s Alone is a must read! by Crystal

My favorite genres are science fiction and mystery/suspense, especially when set in an exotic place or time. This novel satisfies all of the above! And as all my favorites do, whether book is in hand or not, my mind was filled with the story and what might happen next from the time I started it and even now, upon completion. The imagery succeeded in bringing the reader into the place with an immediacy that conjured virtual `memories’ of the described sights, sensations, and emotions. The opulence and beauty of El Cantar of the early days and later, it’s hollow, cold emptiness, upon return, and the auroras on Euterpe and New Delphi made you feel you were there; descriptions of Divo and Shyya written only as a cat lover could; eccentricities of the characters were real and believable. The suspense was created not only by the inner journey of Mellé and where it may take her, but by the richness and depth of the intergalactic setting filled with the intrigue and conflict among the four prominent `bio’ life forms. A satisfying ending that could not have been anticipated until you were upon it yields a new anticipation for those parts of the universe, inward and out, that may be explored in Book II.

5 out of 5 stars I was more than pleasantly surprised by Penny, October 11, 2011

As an individual who doesn’t read much science fiction, I was more than pleasantly surprised. This book pulled me in, wanting to read page after page until I finished. Its amazing descriptions of other worlds, aliens, androids, witches, and racy sex scenes made my imagination run wild! As Mellé travels through space, she learns many lessons about herself through her relationships. She learns about love, her own strength and maybe even facing her own death. I can’t wait to read Book 2 of the Janaforma.

 5 out of 5 stars Recommend reading “Alone” by Martha Fawcett, by Adam, September 5, 2011. 

I recommend reading “Alone” by Martha Fawcett, with a captivating SciFi story and vivid, edge of your seat, romance scenes. The female protagonist, Mellé, travels through space and visits new planets to develop a unique perspective on the spirit of humans, cats, aliens, and androids. The story also touches on nascent social issues such as android freedoms and relationships, homosexuality, and self-love.

You are in for an incredible treat, by Nancy, June 17, 2011.

First, let me tell you that the Janaforma Trilogy is already written. Not only that but there are more books also complete and waiting for readers. Further, each book is complete and satisfying on its own. No soap opera endings or cheesy cliffhangers. Each sentence is beautifully crafted. Each chapter is a masterpiece. I am an avid reader especially of science fiction and fantasy. As a friend, I had the privilege of reading Martha Fawcett’s books after each manuscript was complete, and I could never get enough of Martha’s excellent writing, characters to dream about and drool over, and plots that unfold rather than race. She writes the kind of books that you don’t want to read anything else right after because you just want to savor the moving experience of that novel for a while first. The beautiful Janaforma race are everything that we humans wish we were- altruistic, idealistic, beautiful, caring. The Janaforma mate in threes rather than twos as humans do. Yes, plenty of enticing sexual scenes that are written so tastefully your imagination goes into overdrive. Themes woven into the books include a vast universe of other worlds and other races, crystals, magic, spaceships, living robots, genetic engineering masters, sex, love, self-sacrifice, relationships of great depth and everlasting commitment, past lives, amazing drugs, healing hearts. You are in for an incredible treat- Enjoy!

 

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  1. I have just read a scientific journal that is so clearly orbiting around these reviews and Martha’s books; I am so excited about all the possibilities that highly intelligent and rational people are ready to open their minds to. The beautiful words of Carl Sagan telling us we are “star-stuff” have been taken even further as the memory of creation is speculated to link all life and the macro-cosm and micro-cosm are separated by a thin veil; the “string-theory” and the new discoveries that bring us closer to understanding how unlimited we can be as we become a part of the sentient Universe; what a thrilling time to be alive! I am so grateful for the aspects of Martha’s book the other reviewers have revealed and looking forward to more beautifully written revelations. Thank you to a great artist and all those who support her…there is something bigger than we are happening here!
    Aho!
    willow

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