"An unexpected detour from the future I was planning"
- Dr. Gary CRENSHAW
“It is possible, Mr. Cross, that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age, but if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door.”
- The maori man
"Overall, I enjoyed this first installment of what will be a series by debut author R. W. Bell. I really enjoyed the ending as well and appreciate that it leaves the plot open for part 2 while still having the reader feel like there’s solid closure on this installment."
"Bell purposely set up “Trace Element” with a broader plot line so the story could continue"
-Tim Goodwin, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
"R.W. Bell's technical descriptions have an agreeably crunchy Neal Stephenson flavor"
-Bryce Williams, Editor Atmosphere Press