If you’re new to our Original Series, or the Soda Tom’s trilogy, The Echo By Seas, & Other Stories, the odyssey of a Marsh College instructor from Coney Island, New York, it began on Tumblr, in 2017, with “The Shadows.”
The main subjects of the series, a regular work of fiction in the classics genre, are diverse, and include science, nature, and heart disease, in the standard form of a short story (collection), novel, and a novella.
The narrative traces the 10 days of the main character’s life, in a captivating new world, subsequent to the discovery of an affliction, congestive heart disease; incurable, it is the leading cause of death in the United States. His recuperation, largely in the “midlight,” brings him to Florida, Saturn, ancient Coney Island, and innumerable points true north.
(Editor’s Note: The author, Soda Tom, worked in the newspaper industry for many years, and was diagnosed with heart failure in 2015.)
A reprise of The Shadows appeared here last summer, in 2018, with popular “PUB FX,” or “Special Effects for Literature,” which consisted of a musical theme, inline links to Abstract Art, and “The Fizz,” — an exegesis of the subject matter, based on notions of physics.
The finale of the second original series, The Echo By Seas, was April 6, 2019.
Both books are available to download, and selections with PUB FX appear on an occasional basis. They also may be purchased from Amazon, and popular retail, and library digital locations.
The conclusion of the trilogy, — “^; or, Caret,” — arrives Thanksgiving weekend.