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From the Author

When we started working on Mayan Interface, we visited the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, talked with people there, and took lots of pictures. (We also read every authoritative book we could get our hands on and attended a workshop on glyphs.) This is a story about adventure and transformation--definitely not the end of the world!

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"Modern science and ancient magic take on new and exciting meanings." -- Fred Alan Wolf, physicist and author

"A fascinating exploration into a mythic past and technological future."-- N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of Literature, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University

"The circular nature of time and the need for change are recurring themes in this well-researched novel" -- Sharon Sullivan Mújica, former Director, Yucatec Maya Program, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University

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  • File Size: 3650 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Madeira Press (September 29, 2012)
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JW4R6S
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Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin have collaborated on their writing for about 25 years and stayed happily married all that time. For 13 years they lived in the beautiful Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, where they created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk students under the auspices of San Miguel PEN. Their most recent novel, Mayan Interface, draws on Mexican myth and tradition.

Wim and Pat are co-authors of The Jamais Vu Papers, an eccentric novel that has maintained a following for over two decades and has won awards for visionary fiction. They also wrote the popular thriller Terminal Games, and their articles and essays appear in collections about creativity and storytelling.

Their highly-praised books for young readers include award-winning historical fiction, two fantasy series, books of plays, and a "nonfiction" book about unicorns. More at www.playsonideas.com/

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When God or gods fail, is it the fault of the deity or the worshipers? This story winds the strands of three incompatible and incomplete worlds together: the end of the Mayan culture, the life of a respected but empty academic and the two dimensional computer simulation of a past age.

Lydia Rosenstrom translates Mayan symbols in the Yucatan at an archeological dig site. She is also a consultant with her niece on a Virtual Reality museum project in Portland. Soon after Lydia's arrival in Portland, her niece is found dead in the VR display of the very dig site Lydia has left in Mexico. To solve the mystery of her niece's death, Lydia must enter the virtual world and confront the emptiness in her own real world. In solving the mystery, Lydia discovers the truth about her own failed dreams of love.

Coleman and Perrin have written a compelling and very readable fantasy thriller that pulls the reader along, liberally sowing the path with historical fact, technological insight, new age opinion and ancient knowledge. Other reviewers have mentioned Dan Brown. However, this canny but very accessible story does not seek to blow up religion. Instead, it offers insight and respect for ancient belief and modern sensibilities. And it is a darned good mystery too.

The three disparate strands form one solid rope of a narrative. The Mayan Interface connects an ancient age to our own lives in a brisk but hardly superficial exploration of knowledge, superstition and myth. Satisfying, enlightening and entertaining. Enjoy it on several levels.
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A thriller, kept me at my kindle till the wee hours. A masterful blend of Mayan lore, hi tech and contemporary evolutionary philosophy. Well written and spine tingling. Great read.
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Having always been fascinated by ancient civilizations, I was intrigued by what this interface could be and I was not disappointed. This story held my interest so strongly that I could not put it down until the end.

Highly recommended for open minded and inquisitive readers.
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Sorry, but I wasn't crazy about this book. It would have been better had the author made us privey to what is actually in the mystical Mayan book. While factually solid, it lacked a dead bang ending. No world changing event, no spiritual awakening of the planet....it just faded out with nothing but a little scar tissue LOL.
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Mayan Interface is the creative output of two genius authors, Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin. Both are collaborating their writings for more than 25 years now. Mayan Interface is based on myths and traditions of Mexico, which Wim and Pat got in contact with when they were living there. This book is written for any fictional fantasy genre reader.

The story begins with bit confusion but with passage of time and lines you as reader get to know the depth of what is written, like:
"My city gone.
My people gone.
And I, myself, a ghost in my own world."

Symbolism and real places are at the core of this book. If the book was only about the Worlds end in 2012 then if would have been pretty boring because it's already 2013. But Wim & Pat were able to create very compelling fantasy thriller. The thing to look forward to in this book is, how technology and myths are merging together and form one of the best plots.

When I got the copy of the book, my expectations with the book were simple; a nice and easy read that somehow manages to give hybrid view on Mayan prophecy. What I got was way more, a very complex and deep plot. Good characters. And a nice story to move them forward. The Language used was bit heavy and could have been simplified.

On concluding notes I know that authors have put forth way too much research while writing this book. This is a good book to read but certainly not the best. I'll give this one 3.5 stars out of 5. And I am most certainly going to read other books by Wim & Pat, because they have the quality (richness) to the content.
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The beginning dragged out a bit and it took me a bit of reading to find the pace. A few characters were left dangling which then to me felt like the story didn't really wrap up. All said and done I think that it was a bit of a strange book but interesting at the same time......ah opposites how they cleave.
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.... and would love to read more like this novel. I learned on one hand quite a bit about the Maya. I love novels written in a style like this one, dense, thrilling not knowing what to expect round the next corner so to speak using historic background and research. Having some experiences with shamanic work and ways and having said this, I know everything is possible. To interface with Condi is just another step in a possible future , past, present and makes the story even more thrilling keeping you on the edge of the chair.
Reading the novel at some point I even almost regretted that it will end sooner or later - knowing no novel like this one by the authors is available at this time.
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This may possibly be the single most disjointed read ever. The sentence structure is so poor that it is really difficult to even see follow the conversations. The people constantly changing character added to the ongoing confusion. It starts as a love type story, switches to murder, back to love with a different man, throw in a computer based intelligence and Mayan end of the world stuff...well frankly it just sucks and ends in such an awkward way. I can't believe I wasted hours reading this!
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