In the third and final installment of Rick Moskovitz’s futuristic trilogy, we continue from the end of Brink of Life and learn about the lives of two important female characters, now roughly fifteen years from A Stand-In for Dying. In The Creators, we already have the knowledge that both girls are exceptional human beings by anyone’s standards, but despite their age difference and upbringing, unbeknownst to them, they share a common bond. For some people, this will prove invaluable for research, but for others, they are viewed with pity for never knowing the life of a naturally aging person.
For regular humans, the general consensus of the masses was that because of the advancements in science, there was no need for religion—largely because science has made it possible to live forever. Science is seen as a kind of god. After some scientific observations, it was discovered that included in everyone’s DNA is a secret code describing the beginning of the world and how creation came to be. With this new information, the Church of the Double Helix was formed with music being a large part of their worship. That being said, The Creators is much different from the other two books in the trilogy, as most of the story focuses on the prophetic dreams of one of the women from the Creators. Much of her storyline discusses her ability to tap into the music and be carried away to an ultramodern society that carries with it alternate timelines from history. The Creators transform her into a being that is in-tune with her surroundings and is ultimately able to help her current generation to be aware of the self-destructing problems that the present population is causing and how those issues will have a lasting effect on others. This story has a big focus on being pro-environment; the issues that are starting to occur in their present-day world are because they are exhausting their natural resources and that they turn to artificial intelligence to try to fix their problems, but it only makes things worse.
Moskovitz again has created an action-packed story that is novella length but contains everything needed for a good story – a plot of good versus bad, love/lust relationships, and an overall theme that makes you think and hope that we’re doing the best that we can with our current situation. This finale story dives into the topic of religion more-so than in the other two books in the trilogy, which shows Moskovitz’s creativity and his ability to write about different themes for a larger audience.
|Page Count||157 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|