“You can’t see
the forest for the trees.”
Wright’s engaging science fiction novel, a forest mind in a
parallel universe has penetrated the membrane into our world.
Seeking to expand its mutualistic network, it joins with a
diversity of beings in symbiosis. Yet despite its vast resources,
the forest mind has vulnerabilities. When it is forced to grapple
with an extinction crisis caused by humans, it seeks an unlikely
alliance—with a damaged young man who has given up on his kind,
someone willing to risk everything in an attempt to consciously
shape evolution itself.
EMANON, author of 51 Ways To End Your World, wrote the
OTHER READERS SAY: "Love this book ... one of the better books I
have read...." "...timely, idyllic, humorous, tragic, frightening
and fantastic...." "...a compelling story ... intelligent handling
of complicated ideas...." "palpable and real ... can't put it
down...." "Your work got under my skin, haunted me ... it inhabited
my soul, my spirit, my dream life."
PETE PERU, author of The Reeking Hegs (Montag Press 2020):
"You know how the current sociopolitical scene often
influences/shapes the work that a writer produces? James M.
Wright's "Rhizome" is a gem of an example. Using fiction/fantasy as
a vehicle, Mr.Wright presents us with a series of ideas which are
gaining ground fast in the mainstream of earth/bio sciences,
combining them neatly with a contrasting story of love and tragedy
in a polarized world as opposed to love and harmony in a parallel
world. This absorbing tale is beautifully written, a fact which
only serves to emphasize its underlying message - we are all
connected to everything. You better believe it! Thoroughly