Do we or do we not have free will? That is the question this collection is centering around. Whether one is a believer in God’s creation or in natural evolution, and humans as the created or the evolved, physically bound by time and space, the question is the same: Are we mentally free from what has happened, is happening, and will happen? With a cool, ironic, detached tone, the poems probe into the topics of human institutionalization, programmed robots, and creatures blending the best and worst sides of nature. It is the interaction between the three, as in much of science fiction, that touches the soul of the reader and stays.
~ Sun Li, Professor of Literature, Shanghai