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Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439271216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439271216
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,962,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Alien Wind from the Stars"

Readers of science fiction, as well as readers who enjoy war stories and engaging fiction, will enjoy this book. -- FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW



Alien Wind from the Stars is a mind-bending trip, and that's an understatement. -- EDITOR

From the Back Cover

What would happen if, in the middle of a civil war, a gigantic alien spaceship suddenly comes down silently in the night and hovers without illumination over the battlefield? In Dimitrios Molfetas' gripping and highly entertaining novel, Alien Wind from the Stars, adversary generals are forced to abandon war while they deal with this bizarre occurrence. Are these beings in a peaceful exploratory visit... or to overthrow and conquer? Are they escaping from some unknown enemy, or is this the invasion of hundreds of thousands of alien refugees searching the Galaxy desperately for a new home. From the first page to the thrilling and unexpected finale, readers who love a gritty novel, an imaginative science fiction, and a story deserving of the big screen will be mesmerized and enthralled. This unique and meticulously crafted novel is a celebration of humanity's ability to recognize its technological limitations and do what it must to compete, survive, and emerge victorious.

More About the Author

I am a retired aviation ground engineer and building construction entrepreneur. I was born and educated in Athens, Greece, moved for ten years in Central Africa, back to Europe, and for the past 23 years I settled with my wife and son in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.

My earliest reading list of fiction was mainly populated by classical authors - Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemmingway, William Faulkner, Honore De Balzac, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikos Kazantzakis, and many others. The best lesson I learned from them was the importance of character's development, as the creation of dynamic characters bring a plot to life and through them the reader experiences the story.

For me, the most fascinating part of the characters development is that, in a strange way, I think of them as real persons who seem to evolve on their own, and despite that I am writing the story, I feel like a silent and unseen witness in the unfolding plot.

A little later Science Fiction courted me with its irresistible magic, and a great friendship was born. In the years ahead, I traversed the spaceways countless times together with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederick Paul, Robert Heinlein, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Larry Niven, and other greats of the genre.

I attended no literature courses, other than my own readings, which from a very young age helped to cultivate my writing skills and acquainted me in a conscious and subconscious level with the intricacies of the English language.

The Alien Wind from the Stars is my second novel. I wrote my first many years ago when I was very young, the manuscript lost long ago. It wasn't much anyway, so the loss is not painful. It served me, however, to understand what a difficult challenge is to write a good novel.

Customer Reviews

Starts off a little slow but still a pretty quick read.
Bil
The book puts particular emphasis on character development and how the characters in the war torn country are dealing with this mysterious occurrence.
EmergentPoint1
A highly recommended read for anyone that enjoys a modern science fiction tale.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bob on February 19, 2012
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The author does a very good job of exploring the impact of first contact and the impact on a civil war. This novel could have easily followed either the civil war or the first contact themes and masterfully integrates both. The main characters are well developed; their motivations clear and the cause of the civil war are firmly established. Secondary characters are fleshed out and their impact on events fully described. Only one alien is met and that is handled in clever manner. This story emphasizes people, the civil war and first contact provides a context to tell their stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William E. Hall on June 11, 2013
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This is one of the few books I just gave up on and couldn't finish. I was 20% of the way through the book according to my Kindle when I realized the story was going nowhere concerning the arrival of an alien vessel over a civil war battlefield. This story went on and on about the military characters on both sides of the conflict with nothing really about the vessel or aliens. I really cared nothing about the back stories of these military men and was waiting for some action concerning what I thought was the main reason for the story. Maybe the author eventually gets around to the main subject but I don't have the time nor patience waiting for him to get to the point.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jva on September 21, 2012
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The author delivers the story in a very convoluted way. It make for a "difficult" to concentrate read. It would be very unlikely that I'll finish the book or buy another one by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jassy on July 4, 2013
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boring, boring, boring. the blurb sounded good but the reality was pretty awful. In my opinion it's not for die-hard sci-fi fans.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EmergentPoint1 on February 10, 2011
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Alien Wind from the Stars' explores the idea of first contact with an alien race occurring in the midst of a civil war. The book puts particular emphasis on character development and how the characters in the war torn country are dealing with this mysterious occurrence. It has been written in such a way to create unknown and nervous atmosphere, keeping the protagonists guessing, as the story unfolds. The book has been written very well with a strong literary style - typically uncommon in the science fiction domain - making it a pleasure to read. What really makes this book masterful, is that though the book's plot is based on first contact with a non human alien race, the book's theme is actually about us, about humanity - our maturity as a species, our motivations, our interactions with each other, our fears and hopes. In summary, this book approaches the theme of first contact from a fresh new perspective, has exceptional character development, and the flowing nature of how it is written make it a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maddawg on October 4, 2012
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The story was compelling enough to keep me reading; It did not flow. Had to keep putting it down. Who edited this book?
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