Laura Sinclair and her son, Jason, witness aliens descend to Earth. The extraterrestrials endeavour to form a symbiotic relationship with humankind, and choose Jason as a genetic link in a bizarre trial involving the mystical impregnation of human females with hybrid embryos.
What follows tests Laura’s resolve to the core. Caught in a relentless web of frightening new technologies and alien mystery, but spurred by the undying love of her son, Laura gains a strength of character she never thought possible as she crosses swords with a Major General of the Australian Defence Force and the enigmatic head of Milijun, a reclusive research facility in the Outback.
All she has to do is save herself, Jason, and several pregnant women from the scheming plans of man and alien alike …
A book that digs deep into the human psyche and comes out on the other side with exceptional insight…. that is a sci-fi, futuristic, alien-packed book that I can get behind. I think the most interesting thing about this tale of interstellar contact in the Australian outback is the amount of world-building that was required. By couching the plot about 150 years in the future, author Clayton Graham had to essentially create the future of our species. Oddly enough, the same fears and failings that we struggle with now are present in these characters. The timelessness of this book hinges on the philosophical aspects; this is more than a book about aliens trying to experiment on humans and seeing whether inter-species contact will be peaceful… it is a book about human nature, our behavior to one another, and our ambitions for the future. Traveling to other stars is now a reality, and in the next century, we could see many of the projected organizations and events that are detailed in this book from Graham. It was clever from start to finish, and no detail was left overlooked. A thoroughly impressive contribution to the genre, and a mind-bending experience for those already eager for the future.
WOW, what an amazing book from author Clayton Graham. It was excellent and genuinely captured my imagination. The writing was superb and it hurtled along at a thrilling pace. This is a prime example of how to write an outstanding debut novel and I can’t wait to read more.
If you like futuristic sci-fi which deals with human/alien interaction, go out and buy this book. Definitely worth your time.
5 STARS Not your typical alien invasion story
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There are not many sci-fi books that I can recommend to those who love sci-fi and to those who have no interest in it whatsoever. This book threads the line between sci-fi and thought-provoking story about humanity and love masterfully so I can recommend it to anyone with clean conscience.
Alien invasion in this book is not typical like we often see in movies, the aliens are actually really interesting here and their method of infiltrating Earth is both original and frightening. I love that the focus of the story is on female character, and also a mother, there are not many strong moth-er figures in sci-fi literature. The spiritual tones here are also well done, they are excellently nuanced so they are not preachy at all, just another welcome layer to the story.
I am positively surprised by Milijun, I expected some by-the-numbers story about alien invasion that has been told a million times, but I actually love what the author did with it. Excellent.