Unhappenings by Edward Aubry – 4 Stars

I just finished reading Unhappenings by Edward Aubry. Though definitely not a romance novel, this time-travel science fiction book is a love story, a tragedy, and the story of a man to whom things unhappen (i.e., the past changes and he seems to be the only one who notices). I think the best aspect of this book is its character development and the emotional attachment that you feel for the three main characters. Not to be a spoiler, but I think that one scene in the book is one of the saddest I have ever read. If you want a page-turner that will keep you enthralled to the very last word, this may well be the book for you. But be warned; this is not a “They lived happily ever after” fairy tale, no matter how much you might wish it to be.

About Donald

A computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat worrying whether the term “distinguished” makes him sound more like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still more red than gray. By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.
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