When Monique wrote me to tell me how she had enjoyed my SF thriller Darwin's Paradox, set in post climate-change Ontario Canada, I was delighted. But she did more; she included her favourite passage! Here it is from Page 68:
As the laminar flow spilled into riotous tendrils only to find a uniform pattern of turbulence, she was once again reminded of her father and chaos theory. Stable chaos, he insisted, permeated everything and everyone. Like fractals of a larger interconnected universe, each person had his or her own cycle of creative destruction to experience before merging into a greater community of consciousness. Where was she in that cycle? Would she be as serene when it was her time like her father was the day the Pols took him?
"For me," said Monique, "this captures the beauty of the science underlying our humanity .... or our humanity underlying the science."
Thanks so much for sharing this, Monique!
Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit www.ninamunteanu.me. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for more about her writing.