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"The Room" by Ray Melnik has a simple title and the storyline itself is relatively simple, but the treatment of its underlying scientific and philosophical ideas are tremendously original; their effortless placement within an otherwise ordinary story reflects the natural magnificence of the book that Melnik, in the introduction, refuses to refer to as science fiction because "science is not fiction. It is a reality of the most all-encompassing kind."
- Tyler R. Tichelaar - author of "The Marquette Trilogy"
What is more is that there are so many tantalizing and complex undercurrents that you will enjoy wondering what is exactly going on here? In addition, Melnik has created a fully believable protagonist who you can't help liking and admiring for her down-to-earth attitudes and take on life. His ability to reveal her character with tiny gestures and poignant reflection adds to her legitimacy. There is a great deal in this book to ponder over and it should make for some very interesting dinner table conversations.
- by Norm Goldman editor of "Bookpleasures.com"
"Burnished Bridge" is a short novella, but it is big on ideas. In fact, anyone who has read Ray Melnik's previous novels "The Room" and "To Your Own Self Be True" knows Melnik takes ground-breaking scientific theories and creates impressive, often mind-blowing plots, but not sheerly for the technological magic or special effects, but to explore and develop his characters. Melnik is first and foremost a romantic and a student of the human character, and secondly, a writer of science fiction.
- by Tyler R. Tichelaar - author of "The Marquette Trilogy"
"What this novel does is drive home the difference between science and humanity. Although there are experiments and discoveries that science can bring about, it is the power of love and the ability to love that is far more important. Quill says: This story is moving and kind, and with an good mix of suspense and science fiction that will keep all readers enthralled."
- Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill
Amber was a beautiful soul trapped in a young woman, abused as a child. She was riddled with anxiety, often depressed and she had no idea that life could be anything other than one filled with sadness. Then she met Sami. Only a special person can see the flower that grows from the ashes. Sami was that person, but his love was too much, too late. Or was it?