Would you know if you had shifted to another universe? A new word, a new life. A novelette about a small family that notices a subtle change in their world. Then the journey begins…
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Keywords: transmigration, souls, spirits, death, rebirth, reincarnation, metaphysics, consciousness, parallel universes, other worlds, dystopias, mythology, afterlife, philosophical fiction, philosophy, literary fiction,
ISBN: 978-0-9943704-2-6 ePub edition
ISBN: 978-0-9943704-3-3 Kindle edition ASIN: B014P5HPFS
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Lethe is the Greek goddess of forgetting and daughter of Eris (Discordia). She gave her name to a river in Hades that, when drunk, caused the souls of the dead to forget their previous incarnation.
The new cover shows a road (blacktop) disappearing under shallow water. The water represents the river Lethe.
The old cover showed brains suspended in water in a reference to the cleansing river (brain washing and with a nod to brains in vats). Faces hang in the weed-infested river water. The sky has a faint brain-like cloud, the face of a child, and abstract angelic forms. The original is 5000 x 8000 pixels and highly detailed.
The idea came to me when my wife and I found an unfamiliar word in two different novels. Rather than blame my limited vocabulary, I decided that we had shifted to a parallel existence, and Lethe’s Road was born…
Ideas explored. That there might be multiple parallel zombie worlds (inhabited by philosophical zombies) and souls might shift amongst these worlds, taking up residence in various bodies. In some instances, philosophical zombies might play host to several souls at the same time, rather like fairground cars whose passengers hop about and cause the vehicles to swerve. Cohabiting souls may (or may not) be aware of each other’s presence.