Inside a Silver Box
By Walter Mosley
Inside a Silver Box, the latest offering from the tireless Walter Mosley, is less concerned with science and technology than with spinning a sort of New Age spiritual fantasy. The set-up introduces us to a God-like silver box that exists somewhere beyond space or time. Or perhaps it includes those categories within itself. Mosley piles the rhetoric high when he tries to describe its power, but really the box is beyond language too.
The God box is discovered in New York’s Central Park by a couple of mere mortals who it then proceeds to give special powers to so that they can join the box in its battle against an evil alien presence.