Author: Douglas Thompson
The Polaris Diaries is a story about relationships-between colleagues, friends, lovers, and people from different walks of life who form a bond in their desire to not only understand one another but also to lend a hand where it is needed. It is a tale about hope regarding those relationships people form with their neighbors, other races, other beings perhaps. As such, it is quintessentially human, for it mirrors the kinds of struggles we have been facing here on Earth since the beginning of our recorded history, as well as the need for understanding, love and cooperation between different groups of people. There is much evil in it, as there is in real life, much goodness too and several puzzles as well as a few surprises which keep the reader interested. The violence in it is kept to a minimum, and there is very little technological gadgetry in it; it relies, instead, on much dialogue and reflection on the part of the characters, all of whom embody a believable psychology. The story spans three generations, involves tense situations, and explores the changing attitudes the characters experience as they deal with their new relationships and face dangers as well as novel situations.