Book Review: The Girl Who Transcended The Lightning Brain By “Cliff Ratza”

Title: The Girl Who Transcended The Lightning Brain
Author: Cliff Ratza
Pages: 113
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

Cliff Ratza characterizes himself as a “simple scholar,” having parlayed multiple degrees (math and physics, business and computer science) into a business career spanning numerous jobs, companies, and industries. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from top Illinois universities, then launched his business career. He returned to Chicago, where he teaches at several universities while continuing to work for corporations. He subsequently started a sales and marketing consulting business, and most recently added a writing career to his resume.

Cliff has written extensively throughout his career. He has published articles in four professional journals, writes copy for client Websites, and develops press releases or newsletters for client customers. Cliff dedicates the series to readers everywhere and invites them to visit the “Lightning Brain” Website, to learn more about the books or enter reader contests.

In this first novel of the Transcendence Series, Electra Kirchner is given the name Erin Keenan after Indira the Singularity uses her Transcendence process to bring her back after twenty years in a suspension pod. And when she returns, she has a “practically perfect” clone of herself. Erin’s memory is a blank slate, but some of her memory now resides in Ava Keenan, her twin sister.

As the action and suspense build to an explosive climax, Electra achieves some successes but also suffers setbacks. Existential threats accompanied by death come calling, but Electra pushes to her asymptotic limits that only Indira might overcome. Electra’s final thoughts end the novel:

Will this be the end of my extraordinary Odyssey?… Not even Indira knows…The lightning brain will decide what will become of me.

What if the very essence of who you are could be altered in an instant? In “The Girl Who Transcended The Lightning Brain,” author Cliff Ratza explores this provocative idea with a narrative that is as captivating as it is thought-provoking.

At the center of the story is Electra Kirchner, a character who finds herself thrust into a world where her identity is no longer certain. As she grapples with questions of memory, consciousness, and free will, readers are taken on a journey that challenges their perceptions of reality.

What sets this book apart is its ability to blend elements of science fiction, mystery, and existential philosophy into a cohesive whole. Through Electra’s experiences, we’re given insight into the nature of the mind and the power it holds over our lives.

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But perhaps the most compelling aspect of “The Girl Who Transcended The Lightning Brain” is its ability to spark introspection and self-discovery. Long after the final page has been turned, readers will find themselves contemplating the deeper questions raised by Electra’s journey and searching for meaning within their own lives.


I have read other books of the Ratza, and the one thing that stands out is the storyline, it is impressive and imaginative. The continuous writing and connecting plots through various books are just amazing and make this book a best-selling novel.

In conclusion, “The Girl Who Transcended The Lightning Brain” is a captivating exploration of identity, consciousness, and the human spirit. Its compelling narrative, richly drawn characters, and thought-provoking themes make it a must-read for anyone who seeks to unlock the mysteries of their mind

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