I believed in the plot and I wanted to know more, but time played tricks on me the reader, just as it does on Khepri. Part of what gives the story its cool effect are all the quotes, both real and fictional, on various topics–but, paradoxically, some of them are pretty impenetrable, so I just let them give a flavor to the story but didn’t read them carefully. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Newer Post Older Post Home. Reviewed by Djibril al-Ayad Recurrence Plot achieves the delightful symmetry of being a novel about experiencing time out of sequence, with a main character who has faulty memory and incomplete information, and about the discovery and reading of a self-published, postmodern, pseudoscientific, multimedia and multi-genre, portmanteau book, which is told out of sequence, leaving the reader confused and with incomplete information, and in a portmanteau, postmodern and pseudoscientific style. Instead of a plot review, I would divide the book into about 4 sections, each related and flowing from each other, but each centered around a different object or theme. This novel is incredible. Open Preview See a Problem?

Una rated it really liked it May 18, Certainly more quantum physics than I have ever read willingly, Phillips is an extremely creative story teller. Email required Address never made public. An unknown force of nature causes time to start flowing backwards. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Literary Director at Queens Book Festival.

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Morgan rated it really liked it Jan 03, Djibril Al-ayad rated it liked it May 29, About a week or two later, I went to the library and randomly decided to look through the poetry section and found a collection of Robert Hayden poems.

All of these reinforce much of the major themes in the book of rscurrence interconnection between the observer and the observed, the slipperiness of memory and identity, the interconnectedness of all things, and the quantum concepts of phillipz as an illusion or hologram. What a wild ride this was.


Greg Preston rated it liked it Aug 19, It pervades throughout the entire book as well as in a metafictional sense. Description The interweaving stories in Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. How did I stumble across a collection introduced by Betts soon after I just found out about him? That multidimensionality of text, image, and sound, takes an already immersive book and really makes it one you can get lost in.

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Oct 19, Francesca Forrest added it. Lists with This Book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This book is a masterpiece by a major new talent, and is not to be missed. Information, Entropy, Language and Life.

You must consider the future. Lauren Elizabeth rated it really liked it Feb 22, The book begins and stays with for majority of the time with the main character, Khepriwhose name is the same as the Egyptian scarab beetle god of rebirth and sunrise note: Instead of a plot review, I would divide the book into about 4 sections, each related and flowing from each other, but each centered around a different object or theme.

Apr 13, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you like modern urban science fiction with a varied Black cast that is going to leave you with more questions than answers, then yes, read it. This is a book about time travel, not just in that the main character travels through time, but she also thinks about, and practices, how to time travel. Open Preview See a Problem?

Your email address will not be published. The Celestial Union of Astrology and Myth. Just chew on that one for a while. Certainly more quantum physics than I have ever read willingly, Phillips is an extremely creative story teller. One of of the pieces of information mentioned in Experimental Time Order is the types of memory — ones that are mechanical and habitual and others that are consciously constructed.


I enjoyed this time twisting journey and am left curious if there will be a book two.

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When social systems fall into the former mechanical one, it becomes philljps because we no longer question other possibilities that exist; our attention is focused on that one possibility that we see much like the observer in the wave-particle theory. A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports recurrece young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death. If you study metaphysics and archetypal psychology, you might have heard the term synchronicity.

This would then give the reader control of what she reads, looks at, watches, listens to, plays, and in what order.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This opens the door to rashheedah with her future self which help her to reveal suppressed memories of her difficult past that will recurrejce her present self. It is much like the movie of the Matrix: Try to meditate and astral project yourself into the body of one of those selves before or while you are writing to do so.

Phillips explores the complexities of time and memory via concepts found in metaphysics, physics, philosophy and quantum theory. About Rasheedah Phillips Rasheedah Phillips is a public interest attorney, author, advocate, Afrofuturist, and Aries living and working out of Philadelphia.

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The Power of Flow. Owner of Futuristically Ancient. Azi rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Email required Address never made public. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From time travel to trauma, she tackles it all, in this slim but packed volume.