Reviews for Visitation Seeds

In Visitation Seeds, Ghan escorts us into a chilling cybernetic future where austerity and greed have pushed the human race to colonise the moon. The alien beauty of Ghan’s alternate future is at once both wondrous and chilling, as warm as the faces of sungrown daisies and as cold as the sharpened edge of polished steel. Though the narrative dances across both time and space, the undercurrents of colonial violence and its inevitable consequences imbues Visitation Seeds with an eerie resonance given Canada’s own history of colonization. Ghan’s tale is not a story but a journey to a place that is both dangerously foreign and familiar, a journey from which no one will return unchanged.   

Joshua Gillingham, Author of The Gatewatch

Visitation Seeds is a poetic and magical SF novella. Ben Berman Ghan manages to create an epic scale that spans decades while creating an intimate story where small human-scaled scenes give a warm context to the history he’s creating. He plays with multiple parallel versions of post-humanism, pitting machine hive intelligences against natural hive intelligences, and then hybridizing those. It is a story of two characters who transcend the roles assigned to them to save, if not a new world, the idea of a world.

J. Marshall Freeman, Author of The Dubious Gift of Dragons Blood