Positive Buzz Builds for Upcoming Young Adult Sci-Fi Novel, “The Time Manipulator’s Son”

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Rohini Singh’s striking debut novel, “The Time Manipulator’s Son,” is due to be published later in 2014 – but is already drawing comparisons to some of the young adult sci-fi genre’s best.

The Time Manipulator's Son
Rionne Boyke, an early reviewer of the book, praised the 'brilliantly constructed, whimsical world of Chyspah' and its “delightfully original blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and Caribbean cultural flavor.

The early returns for “The Time Manipulator’s Son,” Rohini Singh’s upcoming young adult sci-fi novel, portend a bright future for the book – as bright, perhaps, as the half-moon that blazes in the sky above the story’s richly imagined home planet of Chyspah.

“The Time Manipulator’s Son” tells the story of three twelve-year old boys from Chyspah whose lives are on the precipice of monumental change. Daniel experiences bizarre episodes of time travel, Benardo witnesses things beyond his imagination, and Anomar, son of the planet’s Supreme Leader, learns that he was adopted – and that his natural parents belong to a species of aliens with supernatural powers. As the boys work together to get to the bottom of their individual mysteries, they cross paths with friends and enemies of all shapes and sizes, and must confront threats both seen and unseen.

Rionne Boyke, a senior legal officer from Trinidad and an early reviewer of the book, praised the “brilliantly constructed, whimsical world of Chyspah” and its “delightfully original blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and Caribbean cultural flavor.” She added that the book’s “many adventures remind readers about the magic of childhood and the power of friendship,” and lauded its “refreshing and insightful take on familiar themes of prejudice, bullying, and pre-adolescent angst.”

Boyke is not the only one to sing the book’s praises. Azina Hosein, also of Trinidad, called Singh’s imagination “out of this world” and commented that while reading it, she felt like she was “inside a movie.” Naseem Mohammed, from New York, called “The Time Manipulator’s Son” a “colorful, delightful, and simple to read book” that “had me laughing and excited to discover [along] with the kids.” And Raj Singh, a production manager from New York, wrote that “the author of ‘The Time Manipulator’s Son’ has given a new meaning to the [term] ‘creative writing.’”

Singh is the first female sci-fi novelist from Trinidad, and it’s impossible to miss her home country’s multicultural influence on the book. The species of Chyspah include a wide range of alien species living together – among them, humans from Trinidad. These characters give readers a colorful splash of Trinidadian culture, including rich descriptions of their home cuisine and their unique propensity to “lime” (party) even in the direst of circumstances.

Wade Fransson, founder of Something or Other Publishing, has high hopes for the Singh’s novel. “The richness of Rohini’s storytelling is striking. She transports us into this strange and fascinating world full of species, sights, and technologies that, in classic sci-fi style, she also explains. The answer to my question about how Trinidadians happen to reside on Chyspah was one of my favorite ‘aha’ moments in the book. SOOP is excited to be able to share Rohini’s far-reaching vision with our own humble little world.”

About Something or Other Publishing:
SOOP is a new concept in publishing and features a groundbreaking model to connect authors and readers. Its democratized selection process and subsequent focus on author education, empowerment, and encouragement is designed to provide a platform for a new generation of talented writers. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

About Rohini Singh
Rohini Singh hails from the small Caribbean island of Trinidad. Her love of a good story – in particular, fantasy and science fiction – dates to her childhood, in which she read every action-packed book within reach. Before authoring “The Time Manipulator’s Son,” Rohini dabbled in short fiction and penned a screenplay entitled “The Space Rockettes.” She has been employed in the Information Technology field for over ten years, and currently works for the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

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