Unison – Book Giveaway

Now available for free at Amazon from March 6th – March 7th!

What would you do if you could relive your life over again?Unison New Front

Damon 1300-333-1M will get to answer that question eight times in Eleni Papanou’s debut visionary fiction novel,  Unison.

Illness has been eradicated in Unity thanks to a healing implant, and criminals are cured with virtual reality therapy.  In this seemingly idyllic community, Damon is condemned to relive his life until he uncovers a suppressed memory. Attempting to help him remember his clouded past is a woman who communicates with him in visions and dreams, but a frightening premonition keeps diverting Damon to a cabin where a dangerous encounter leads to his friend’s death. The tragedy will play out for lifetimes to come and open Damon’s eyes to the truth about Unity and himself. To break the endless cycle of his life, Damon must confront his darkest fears and unveil a memory that’s too painful to remember. Only then can he discover an even more profound truth that expands beyond his mind and the Universe.

What critics are saying:

Unison is written for the science fiction reader. Eleni Papanou presents the story in a believable way with characters that are strong and well defined. The last chapter of the book does a great job of answering all of the readers’ questions and it also includes a great ending that I didn’t see coming. If you are a science fiction fan then I recommend you pick up a copy of “Unison” –  Reader’s Favorite


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5 Responses to Unison – Book Giveaway

  1. Looking forward to reading Unison whether I win the Giveaway copy or buy it!

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  2. Admin - Eleni says:

    Thanks Jodine! Your support is so appreciated.

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  3. Second Jodine's comment, Eleni! 🙂

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  4. Vic Smith says:

    Eleni Papanou’s Unison (The Spheral) is an elaborate concatenation, usually elegant, in places difficult and disturbing, of metaphysical, psychological, science fiction and visionary elements blended to present a hero’s epic quest to overthrow an autocratic mind-controlled society, called Unity, which he was instrumental in creating in the first place after a Great Cataclysm befell Earth as we know it. A sort of Groundhog Day (the movie with Bill Murray) in the far future, only the day is a lifetime that repeats until the protagonist gets it right.
    As a reader, there were points where I felt like I was struggling through rapidly shifting dream (both fantastical and nightmare) material that got me as confused as the characters in the story seemed at that juncture. I’d feel like I’d read the same scene earlier and was tempted to skip ahead. Just in time to keep me in the story’s flow, the character would experience a similar déjà vu, recall the previous instance, and use the memory to recast his actions to achieve a more positive result. Nice tracking of effect on the reader by the author, intentional, I assume.
    Unison is an excellent example of uninhibited experimentation with Visionary Fiction, a genre long practiced by classical and best-selling authors but still relatively unknown, at least by its proper name. Brown University professor, Edward J. Ahearn, in his book Visionary Fictions: Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age “finds this form at once exhilarating, immensely disturbing, vital, and subversive.” Ms. Papanou’s Unison (The Spheral) does all that to perfection but takes it a positive step further. Not to spoil the conclusion, but, unlike T.S. Eliot’s Hollow Men, Eleni’s novel ends with a bang, not a whimper.

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  5. Admin - Eleni says:

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review my book, Victor. I especially appreciate your comment about your confusion along with the characters. It was one of the reasons why first person seemed like the ideal choice for the novel. I wanted the reader to experience Damon's ordeal firsthand. I'm heartened to see that it worked.

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