by Mark Leon
Coping with a dead-end job and a lackluster romance, computer programmer Lew Slack finds his world turned upside down when a mysterious stranger hands him a crystal, a woman he has never met claims to be his lover, and his cat disappears.
Paperback, 262 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Avon Books
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Setting is king. This is the first of Mark Leon's trilogy of new age fantasy novels. The Mark Leon books are difficult to describe and this is more so than the two that follow (the Gaia War and the Unified Field). Setting is the strength of these books. Leon has constructed an internally consistent living universe-as-organism and spends most of the trilogy exploring it, and nowhere more so than in this first novel, where he uses POV everyman Lew Slack to write what is effectively a travelogue to...more