Cover Art: Matt Dixon, Published by Clarkesworld Magazine
There is a wealth of science fiction writers out there who are really trying to experiment with different styles and entertain enlightening concepts. The short story ‘Tick Tock’, published in Issue #152 of Clarkesworld Magazine, first presents itself as a straight forward tale about an unnamed character who interacts and manipulates simulated ‘stories’ which he experiences through a quasi-dream state or digitized-projection of his real self. Yet the further you progress, it becomes more and more of a rabbit hole plunge that delves into the nature of virtual or ‘realised’ realities, deep-dive perceptions that ‘incept’ from dream state to deeper conscious states, and that highest form of creativity: imagination.
Some of the best stories don’t just articulate living characters well or paint a vivid environment: they get you asking questions about the nature of our own reality and the structure of the universe. To read more about the review, head over to SFFWorld: Short Story Review 'Tick Tock.'
“Based on a substantial body of experimental evidence, we can state with a high degree of confidence that real magic exists” – Prof. Dean Radin, Chief Scientist of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
The nature of reality extends beyond the physical world. But what if there’s a greater cosmic truth, what has been alluded to in secret and sacred histories and has been described by many writers such as Jonathan Black – a world of knowledge, practices and extraordinary abilities that have been kept alive through ages by ritualized religion, psychic mediumship and direct mystical experiences?
In Real Magic, Prof. Dean Radin explores magic from an evidence-based scientific perspective. His chief concern is the investigation of psychic phenomena (psi), the study of which comes under the discipline of parapsychology. As Nikola Tesla famously said on the subject: “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”