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From Joni Rodgers, author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair 
New York Times bestselling author
"The premise is genius, and the beautiful writing totally delivered the goods."

From Publishers Weekly
"...takes the reader on an engrossing and moving journey into the meaning of life...keeps the pages turning until its satisfying and touching conclusion." 
-- This text refers to the 2008 version of the novel as entered in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards where it placed in the Top Three out of 5,000 manuscripts.


From Alison DeLuca's blog "Fresh Pot of Tea"
"I had the pleasure to read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita. They both shared a deceptive simplicity, deepening excitement, addictive prose, and a sense of melancholy and wonder throughout...Okita is a name to be watched on the Indie front."

From Amazon Discussion Boards 
Floyd Kemske, author of Human Resources: A Corporate Nightmare
"What emerges is a remarkable combination of innocence and irony. Prospect's experiences are unforgettable, and his struggle to make sense of things is dramatic."    


From Midwest Book Review:  Reviewer's Bookwatch
"From pre-birth to a twenty-year-old body, life can be quite a shock. The Prospect of My Arrival tells the story of Prospect, a human embryo transplanted to synthetic adult body, as he debates whether life is worth the pain of birth. Offering an unusual depiction of life and what our world says to those who may be an outsider, The Prospect of My Arrival is a unique novel with its own message, a read that is very much worth considering." 

From the Author

Disclaimer:  This book is soft sci fi/literary fiction.  Readers of hard sci fi may be disappointed. 
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One theme explored in PROSPECT is whether or not people can maintain their sense of wonder in the face of soul-crushing experiences.  A sense of wonder requires a leap of faith. The suspension of disbelief.  The ability to imagine what one cannot see. It requires a momentary break from the literal, everyday world.

Here is the GLOSSARY for my book:

Pre-born: A person not yet born. An embryo.

CyberSavant: This is a device used in the womb to give the embryo a crash course on language, customs, pop culture.

Preb-cam: This is a device used to monitor the coming and going of the Pre-born. It resides in a hemisphere of the brain.

hyper-hologram: This is a new kind of hologram that is touchable. Though it is built of light beams, it has depth and substance.

Referral: The Pre-born is introduced to a range of Referrals. These are individuals carefully selected by the facilitating scientist to give the full range of human creatures.
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When I did my book launch at Women & Children First book store in Chicago, I sold 45 books!  I read three chapter excerpts, two with musical underscoring for added theatricality.  I may do a youtube video which captures a brief reading like that.