What attracted me to The Between State by Joseph A White Jr, was the fascinating subject matter of lucid dreaming mixed with mystery. The protagonist is a scientifically minded character presented with unusual dreams in which he finds himself a witness in someone else’s life. Are these real people? Is he actually experiencing real-life events? Is he going crazy? His experiences confound his rational mind and he seeks to analyse his experience in order to understand it and solve the mystery of what’s going on. This conflict between his subjective experience and his rational analytical mind create a delicious tension.
When Jeff, a computer software professional, repeatedly awakes inside realistic dreams in which he’s inside the mind of a young woman, he struggles to find a rational explanation. The woman, he discovers, is real, and he becomes an unwilling time traveler periodically thrust two years into his past, where he experiences her life through her senses.
An expert logician, he battles with the limitations of logic in his efforts to uncover the explanation for why he has become immersed in this new, supranatural world. Does he have a role to play in helping this woman escape her troubled past and move towards a future of serenity and hope?
What Readers are Saying
“The Between State is a work of science fiction that follows two strangers who defy time and sense by communicating through lucid dreams. Full of heart, it celebrates friendship, love, communication, and genuine respect for the unknown as a peculiar mystery unfolds.” – IndieReader Review.
“A riveting plot with a unique blend of scientific and pseudoscientific concepts,” Joshua Olokodana for Readers’ Favorite.
“The pace was perfect, the development was fantastic, and the overall reading experience was great!” Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite.