Book: Cry from a Silent Planet by John Rowlandcategories: Book, Hard Science Fiction, Aliens, Environment, Invasion, Armageddon, Astronomy, Space, Interstellar Travel, Planetary Stewardship, Advanced Civilisation, Science Fiction
John Rowlandabout this book: Could there be another life form that exists alongside us? Was there another race of intelligent beings here before man? Who really owns Planet Earth? These are the arresting questions posed in Cry from a Silent Planet, a new science fiction book set in the USA and rich in good quality science.
Cry from a Silent Planet is the culmination of two years' work. Whilst unquestionably a gripping work of fiction, Rowland has sought to base the science in the book on solid verifiable fact. His research has encompassed astrophysics, geophysics, volcanism, the dinosaur extinction theories, and included a trip to various sites in the US including a period with the astronauts at NASA in Houston.
The book is a thought-provoking attack on the premise that the human race has absolute rights over the Earth, its current home planet. It does this by seamlessly switching viewpoints from the human protagonist to his alien counterpart. It also spans millions of years yet brings detail to life through the eyes of the main characters. For anyone who enjoys science fiction but is also interested in the environment and man's treatment of this planet, the book is a "must read".
"Once I started reading, had a hard time putting it down. Stayed up till 3 a.m. the night I started it ..." (Dan Heim, Phoeniz, AZ)
"A very well written and researched book. Although a science fiction thriller, the author addresses some very real concerns for the future of mankind on this planet. Found it very hard to put down - excellent." (Hokeyron)
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