Word World (The Dabar Series Book 1)

Word World (The Dabar Series Book 1)

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By Vincent H. Ivory

An astrophysicist discovers a parallel world where everything is created and controlled by spoken words that is eerily similar to Earth only undeveloped. After leading his research team for the first contact trip to the parallel world, three of the team are killed under bizarre circumstances. When the deaths of the team members are discovered, the U.S. government assumes control of the project and later on opens the planet up to the general population and other countries, but difficulty and tragedy ensue as people struggle to overcome the planet’s unique laws and language barrier.

 
Review:

From Kirkus Reviews

“Modern science invents a portal to an Earth-like parallel world
ready for colonization—but there’s a serious complication: in this
new world, utterances become real.
Going through the looking glass? In author Ivory’s sci-fi parable,
it’s actually a “Dimensional Mirror,” an array of high-speed
rotating reflective surfaces and lasers, perfected at a Columbus,
Ohio, research facility. The contraption allows maverick scientist
Jerry Jergensen to create a doorway into an alternate universe.
Through the portal there exists an unspoiled, Earth-like planet,
complete with a handful of placid, humanlike inhabitants who
share a collective mind. But Dabar, as the place is called, comes
with new reality. Careless words, lies, hyperbole—and especially
anxiety and profanity (“hell,” in particular)—dangerously alter the
very fabric of the place, leading to the deaths of many on
Jergensen’s exploration teams. Only Jergensen is receptive
enough to warnings by the Dabar natives; in an intriguing, subtle
Christian evangelical touch, Jergensen is married to a sexy, avid
churchgoer and groks from her mindset the literal importance of
prayer. It takes a few more casualties, but a military-industrial
colonization of Dabar is soon underway, and Jergensen is in even
further over his head. But have people really learned to control
their baser instincts—not to mention their tongues—to make a
better world? Reading at times like a brainier, Rod Serling–esque
version of Stargate’s movie/TV franchise, Ivory’s first novel stays
nicely on-message and away from ostentatious genre insertions—
nobody talks into existence, say, a Klingon battlecruiser. The
result is a compelling what-if tale that delivers a satisfyingly wise
finale.
Loose lips sink ships and worse in this intriguing sci-fi getaway.”

 
Bio:

About the Author
Unique, innovative and thought provoking are just some of the words used to describe Vincent Ivory and his literary work. A poet, author and screenwriter, Vincent provides us a unique twist on a view of the power of words in his debut novel Word World.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Vincent has always been a lover of books, writing and reading. At the tender age of six, his enthusiasm for reading was rewarded when he was removed from one of his regular first grade classes and placed in a unique program called Junior Great Books. Today, Vincent is happily married, has three children and resides in a suburb of Columbus, OH. He works on his books, screenplays and marketing every single day (sometimes to his wife’s dismay). Vincent has always loved and written poetry throughout his childhood and adult life. “Writing is very therapeutic for me and I believe it can be that way for everyone. Never say I can’t write. That is simply not true. You can write. You may not write up to other people’s expectations or standards but you can write and you should. Journal your life, your feelings and experiences. Writing is a great way to express joy and relieve anger or unhealthy emotions and thoughts because you can then look at how you are feeling and thinking. You literally release those thoughts and emotions onto paper instead of keeping them in.”


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