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The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun by Christopher Mahoney
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May 12, 12

bookshelves: first-reads, fantasy, science-fiction
Read from April 29 to May 10, 2012

The genre of this book straddles the line between fantasy and science fiction. The science seems almost magical and requires the reader to believe in an unexplained power source, the onyx sun. The story illuminates the links between imagination, invention and belief. An inventor or innovator must first believe something is possible before he attempts it and remain committed to his idea until it reaches fruition. Mahoney shows that, possibility is shaped by imagination (the possible uses of any object are seen differently by different people). A second theme is that it’s OK to be different. A more diverse, inclusive society is shown to be a positive force for good. Accept one another and recognize the value of each individual, is the message throughout this tale. The target audience for this book is probably middle school kids, but I enjoyed it anyway.
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