James Telman
James Telman asked:

If the reality of how we are all connected to the stars and the universe at large has already been written about and adequately covered in other books e.g. “Your Atomic Self" (written by Curt Stager) and also “Living with the Stars" (written by Karel and Iris Schrijver) then how can this same idea, outlined in this novel, be considered any sort of new revelation?

Ken Farr Knowing facts are in textbooks doesn't allow you to necessarily apply them. Having them presented in a practical way, in a fictional tale, opens the idea to a whole audience that would never read a non-fiction textbook.
The books mentioned don't have the purpose/facility to include the strong Buddhist overtones this novel incorporates, nor are the thinly-veiled analogies about religion (the creation week in particular) ever referenced.
It's like James is saying "gee there are only so many notes on a piano and logically only so many combinations are possible, they must have all been composed by now, so what's the point of making music?"
Sonia Bellhouse Themes may be re-interpreted and different people see other perspectives-so many books can explore similar themes without conflict.
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