It all starts in mid-ocean, a group of scientists, each a specialist in his field, is sent down sea to investigate a strange finding. The project is classified — top secret no information must flow in or out. It turns out that the U.S navy had stumbled on to a strange craft of some sort. The navy believes that it is a spacecraft not of earthly origin, because the technology used to construct the craft is yet unknown to humans.
The group, as it turns out, is a part of a project that Norman (the psychologist in the group) was assigned to, years before by the army, in case of first contact with alien beings. They are now out to fulfill their mission with great uncertainties .our heroes go into the ship and to their amazement they find encryption in English that suggest that its origin is earthly. They finally figure out that the ship is probably from the future and that due to a malfunction something happened to it and it got back in time to our time and era. In the ship they find among all the common human-made stuff they see, a strange sphere, which with no doubt is alien-made. They theorize what it is and what is its purpose and how to open it, but they cannot open it in any way. Until the mathematician succeeds in opening it. He goes in and the sphere closes behind him. They later find him lying on the floor disoriented and confused, but still they do not know how to open it. It seems that the mathematician forgot how he had opened it.
Soon after that incident strange things start to happen. Suddenly the ocean floor that was totally dead is covered with plantation, and lobsters begin to flood the water with no reason and then disappear. And then the giant squid attacks start and people from the under water installation start to die. As the plot thickens Beth the zoologist figures out how to open the sphere and goes in. She also comes out disoriented and does not remember a thing. Through deductive reasoning they figure out that the things that are happening to them are actually the products of there the thoughts And Dreams, controlled by their subconscious. But by the time they figure it out only three of them are left alive. And because of the enormous powers given to them they get paranoid and not well balanced and that creates greater problems.
In the end they escape the under-sea installation and head back up. The thing that bothered most the mathematician is that despite the fact that they found the ship from the future, they did not find any evidence that the people who built it had seen something like it before. Which meant, that the ship was probably never discovered in the past. Which meant that they probably all died before getting word on the ship. And he could not figure out how that could happen. They finally deduce that if they all combine powers and use them in order to forget what they saw and change the physical evidence too, it could answer that paradox. And of course they did that, “and they all lived happily ever after…”
1) Write a latter to the author:
Dear Michael crichotn!
Let me begin my latter by telling you how much I enjoyed reading this book, and I am not a great fan of science fiction. I loved the quotations that the book is brining out such as things that concerns other living craters, aliens for example.
The idea of using this object, “sphere” – and his powers. Using the dimensions of the subconscious. And the biggest fear of them all- when every single thought can come true. The book got me thinking about different forums of life’s and other dimensions. Thank you for writing such a fantastic book in such an interesting way.