“Sight: The Dream Guild Chronicles – Book Two” by David Bruns is a beautifully written science fiction fantasy novel about discovering new planets, about the ability to dream and the meeting of progressive with ‘primitive’ or ‘ancient’ cultures.
Maribel and her family have left planet Sindra behind, a technologically advanced place where people communicated telepathically, have implanted crystals and orbs, which give them some powerful superhuman abilities.
Now the family are exploring other planets. The humanoid species on the 26th planet they survey cannot dream, making for fascinating research objects. They live in clans, a natural way that occasionally is reminiscent of the Native Indians, they hunt and have something called Sacred Mothers.
The observing family save object Nine (”Jaron” or “Tree”) of section 14 from certain death during a heroic fight with a bear and they nurse him with a blood transfusion, which awakens his ability to dream. Jaron escapes and runs back home and the family’ daughter Sariah goes to live with the native community.
Bruns builds this new world beautifully, with wonderful details and amazing imagination. For me the best science fiction has always been about other worlds, their lives and societies, and this one is truly magical. The way that the old copes with the influx of the new is written with sensitivity and thoughtfulness, the prose is beautiful and the characters are fascinating and colourful.
This is my kind of science fiction, an imaginative and strong story with a great ending and wonderful humanitarian values.
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I always knew I’d be a writer—someday.
I grew up on a small farm in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. We didn’t have a TV, so my reading habit gradually grew into a reading obsession. After high school, I was accepted to the United States Naval Academy where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Honors English (That’s not a typo. I’m probably the only English major you’ll ever meet who had to take multiple semesters of calculus, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, naval architecture and weapons systems just so I could get to read some Shakespeare. It was totally worth it.)
I spent six years as a commissioned officer in the nuclear-powered submarine force chasing Russian submarines. Then the Cold War ended and I became a civilian. For the next two decades, I schlepped my way around the globe as an itinerant executive in the high-tech sector, and even did a stint with a Silicon Valley startup.
In 2013, I took a break from corporate life and wrote a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wrote another (better) book, the first in a series. For the writer in me, my “someday” is today.
My wife and I are self-confessed travel junkies. We’re proud of the fact that both our children had to get extra pages in their passports in order to fit all their visa stamps. Together, we’ve visited over two dozen different countries and almost all fifty states, but Minnesota is home.
Irradiance: The Dream Guild Chronicles – Book One, available on Amazon:http://amzn.com/B00IRG97SK
The origin story of the Dream Guild starts on the planet Sindra in a dystopian society called the Community, living on borrowed time. Then one brave scientist learns the truth and decides to take matters into her own hands. Available on Amazon at
Sight: The Dream Guild Chronicles – Book Two, to be published May 29, 2014
A refugee of Sindra tries to make a new life among a clan of superstitious hunter-gatherers by offering them the ability to dream. Available on Amazon on May 29, 2014
The Dream Guild, available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00E18A54I
A sci-fi/fantasy adventure story about two friends caught in a cross-galaxy battle complete with superpowers, inter-dimensional space travel and dreams, lots of dreams.
The Collector: A Short Story, available on my website: http://davidbruns.com/
An Internet-age bounty hunter gets more than he bargained for when he starts a personal collection of trophies.