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Product Details

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147512399X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475123999
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,693,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Suzanne Dome is a resident of rural Kansas and Emporia State University alumni.

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Suzanne Dome is a special ed para, Emporia State University and Hutchinson Community College Alumni, and a tree-hugging, star-gazing, crystal gripping gypsy in black. For years she has stared at the sky and wondered what was out there and if they wondered the same thing from their planet. Suzanne was an artist early on and started writing young, and achieved a talent based scholarship at her university. Her short fiction and poetry were published in both The Tulgey Wood(HCC) and the Quivira(ESU) collegiate journals. At Wichita-area conventions, she goes by the business-name Off World Tribe, and creates rough gemstone jewelry. Suzanne is also an avid science junkie, fan of ancient aliens, and obsessed with weather phenomena. She currently lives in Rural Kansas, watches the skies and helps special needs kids excel in school.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Voracious Reader on April 27, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
My Review: I really enjoyed the slant this book had on life from other planets. The story was original and fresh. Loved the main character Dara. Her interactions with the aliens was unique. I had a little trouble getting into the book at first. I did not really like her high school friend and the conversations seemed forced. The more I got into the book though the better and more natural it seemed to flow. I would recommend it to Sci-Fi fans and I am looking forward to the next book. I would like to give it a high rating but in fairness to my other submission I have to subtract a lot for poor editing. A trip through a good editor would make this rank right up there with the best. I give this a 3 star.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Doe on July 12, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The only way to read this book is if one assumes it is a farce, making fun of sci-fi tropes. However, I don’t think that is what the author intended. But how is one supposed to take this seriously: Non-humanoid aliens crash land on Earth. One of them opens the ship’s hatch for ventilation, which allows two ditzy Earth teenagers to climb aboard. The aliens--despite being, well, aliens--can breath Earth’s atmosphere and speak English (not Spanish, apparently, as we find out later). Instead of booting the teens out on their TSTL butts, the aliens take off again with the teens still on board...and go to a space station, with all kinds of other English-speaking aliens and with an atmosphere that all can jointly survive in--despite, again, being aliens that evolved on other planets. All this even though Earth has been off-limits to these multitude of alien cultures. So how do they know English, much less possess the means or the motivation to speak it? And how would one of the aliens know enough about human evolution on Earth as well as Earth culture to know that calling the heroine an “ape” would be an insult?

*sigh*

I DNF’d a bit later (23%). I just couldn’t take it any more. This reads like a teenager’s take on science fiction, with no basis in reality. It’s a cartoon adventure with a Mary Sue teenage heroine. It’s Romy and Michele’s Outer Space Adventures.

The mechanics of the writing, however, are not as bad as many self-published books I’ve attempted to read, and that’s why this gets two stars instead of one. The first part of the Prologue was poorly-written and confusing, but after that, the writing improved. The author only mildly abuses dialogue tags.
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By elizabeth on December 4, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I enjoyed it immensely, and the only thing I would like to see added is a list of the characters and also one of the various species with descriptions. But the characters, I cared about what happened to them, and if the author evokes that in me, the book is a success.
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