Atrium’s settings are a step back in time reminiscent of the greats of science fiction. These characters are a world apart from us and their freedom or lack thereof in this somewhat foreign and somewhat familiar world is enticing and speaks to Atrium’s creativity. I have read other novels by this author and there is a continuity of feeling.
The plotting of Seven Beyond is perhaps not traditional but readers won’t care. The ending is spectacularly good and will have readers seeking out other works by Stella Atrium. This is a story that won’t let go once it has you. Atrium’s work is unique and takes on a spectrum of emotions. If you like science fiction and eclectic tales, Seven Beyond is the novel for you.