Whether you are part of the one third of humanity who believes in telepathy, or part of the one in four who has no belief in the paranormal at all, when you enter the world of x0 you are asked to believe in order to enjoy the story.
To that end, the book x0 tells tales of telepathic transmissions that even a skeptic will find familiar. You’ve heard a song playing in your head all morning. You’re sure you haven’t sung it aloud. Out of the blue, the guy at the desk next to you starts to whistle it. Was it on the radio earlier? Did you maybe sing it under your breath after all? Or ….
The fictitious organization x0 claims that in modern society, popular music seems to have a surprising ability to transmit directly from mind to mind, and is often a person’s most concrete encounter with telepathy.
Several reader’s have shared their own similar stories with me after reading x0. One writes ” My favorite brain/music thing is the old Beatles song, You’ve got to hide your love away. It was in my head, going round, then I was at a bar with music playing that sublimated the rest of the song, and just Lennon singing “Hey!” kept coming around in delayed, perfect time sequence. Then I had others doing it.”
“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper is one of main character Lola Zeitman’s all time favorite songs and she frequently hums it while she prospects for oil and gas using the 3D visualization techniques on her computer. She always thought that the lyrics said “If you’re lost and you look you will find it, time after time ” which made it a great song to prospect by. It turns out that the lyrics actually say “you will find me.” But Lola still sings the song in her head and is always surprised and delighted when someone else joins in and begins to hum it as well. See, hear and buy the song at Cyndi Lauper’s website. Hear the song on YouTube. Buy the song at Amazon.com.