by Jen Finelli, MD
A blend of hard biomedical science fiction with multicultural fantasy, Neodymium Exodus combines the introspection of classics like Perelandra with the vibrant boldness of modern best sellers like This Alien Shore and Space Opera.
Lem’s a mace-wielding teen space-ninja in a universe of sentient insectoids, purple jungles, and insane electromagnetic fields. She solves most problems by hitting harder, and never plays by her enemy’s rules – until she’s captured by a zealot bent on curing the universe from heterogeneity.
Convinced Lem’s “Contaminated” with an interdimensional mind-disease, the zealot forces Lem to choose between her family and a mysterious otherworldly energy being she’s befriended. If Lem rejects the zealot’s cure, her family dies – but if Lem cuts out the energy being, she opens our universe to a much darker thermodynamic attack.