Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson

Review from

"Actress Anderson of X-Files fame makes her fiction debut with this gripping, well-written thriller, coauthored with genre veteran Rovin (Vespers).... Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will find a lot to like." (Publishers Weekly)

"A real page turner!" (New York Live)

“This is basically the dream of nerds everywhere.” (Flavorwire)

“[W]e’re quivering with anticipation for Gillian Anderson’s debut science fiction novel.” (

“Gillian Anderson delighted us for years as the skeptical Agent Scully on The X-Files, and now she wants to return to the genre that made her famous, this time as an author.” (

“Gillian Anderson is returning to the genre that made her a cultural icon.” (Entertainment Weekly)

"Famed as X-Files Special Agent Dana Scully, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anderson helps launch the publisher's cutting-edge imprint Simon 451 with the transcendent story of a Manhattan psychiatrist investigating inexplicable behavior by children worldwide that could spell real trouble.... A lot of tension…the mystical elements are further out there than any X-Files episode." (Library Journal)

"Anderson and co-author Jeff Rovin, an established novelist and ghostwriter, have crafted a book that takes a measured approach to the supernatural and wears its sombre apocalyptic mood like a stylish cashmere overcoat." (Financial Times)

"[A] slick, fast-paced page-turner replete with nuclear threat, occult cabals and an epidemic of apocalyptic visions suffered by children worldwide." (The Guardian)

About the Author from

Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose credits include the roles of Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and critically acclaimed drama series, The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in The House of Mirth, and Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of Charles Dickens’s Bleak House. She is currently playing the role of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in Hannibal and is a costar on the television thriller, Crisis. She currently lives in the UK with her daughter and two sons.

Jeff Rovin is the author of more than 100 books, fiction and nonfiction, both under his own name, under various pseudonyms, or as a ghostwriter, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. He has written over a dozen Op-Center novels for the late Tom Clancy. Rovin has also written for television and has had numerous celebrity interviews published in magazines under his byline. He is a member of the Author’s Guild, the Science Fiction Writers of America, and the Horror Writers of America, among others.
Dear Gentle Readers,
While browsing at one of our local libraries, I was thrilled to find a sci-fi book by Gillian Anderson. Being an X Files fan, I scooped it up and have just begun reading it.
So far, a child of a diplomat is having nasty nightmares and violent visions and is sent to see a famed New York child psychiatrist Caitlin O'Hare.  Soon Caitlin discovers it is not this ONE child of a diplomat  who is having problems, but a few.  As she tries to understand these events, she realizes these incidents are connected.
it is a well-written, fast paced story with enough science, sci-fi, religion, and reality to make an X Files episode.  AND it's supposed to be a series.  Woohoo!
I love Gillian Anderson.  She is talented and beautiful and I always imagined her as medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta if Patricia Cornwell ever decided to make her wonderful books into movies.
Have a great day, 

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