Towards Yesterday is a great hard sci-fi read from first-time author, Paul Anthony Jones. The book's basic premise is interesting to say the least - what would happen to society if everyone on the planet had their consciousness sent back 25 years into the past? Those who died would come back to life with their memories intact up to the moment of their death. The book explores relationships, second chances, religion, and the ever present friction between science and faith.
Mr. Jones explores these ideas and provides an interesting race-against-the-clock scenario that keeps the reader interested right up to the explosive conclusion. I paid only 99 cents for this novel, but I feel that it is easily worth more. It is a novel not only of sci-fi, but of ideas; this is what distinguishes good sci-fi from great sci-fi.
The book really made me wonder what I would do differently with my life if I woke up in my 15 year-old body. I look forward to reading more works by this author and congratulate him on publishing his first novel.