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Homecoming: Osguards: Guardians of the Universe Paperback – February 3, 2010
A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
10th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards
"Petteway is a veteran Air Force Officer and uses his knowledge to bring a very believable description of battle techniques and strategies. This is a very readable and enjoyable novel...."
-- Barry Hunter
Editor Baryon Magazine
"Like a good play, it captivates its audience!"
-- Tom Johnson
Editor Fading Shadows Magazine
"Malcolm Dylan Petteway has written a believable science fiction novel where he creates entirely new worlds."
-- Reviewed by Alice Holman
The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers Black Book Reviews
Move over, Gene Roddenberry, Glen A. Larson and other imaginative creators of space-age adventure. There's a new sheriff in town and his name is Malcolm Dylan Petteway.
2011 Hollywood Book Festival Contest Judge
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At first I was super excited by this book. Strong female leads are unusual in scifi, and African Americans are almost never big characters; the prospect of two black women as the leads was just thrilling to me. When I got this book in the mail, I started on page one, and found the opening paragraph a bit vague and wandering. Failing to be hooked, I decided to peek into the middle to try to get a better taste of the prose, but happened upon a page filled with bizarrely gratuitous profanity. I'm no prude, and I absolutely understand the need for profanity-- even lots of profanity in the right scene--but this was on par with a second grader trying to impress his next door neighbor. It was forced and hokey, and yes, I understand that he was trying to convey the way that a white "massa" would speak to his slaves, but this had the tone of -- well, as I've said, of a 7 year old trying to show off his new swear words. It came off as ridiculous.
I went back to the beginning, determined to give the book a fair shake. I had just purchased three copies-- I really wanted to like it. I soon found that in addition to vague and wandering prose ,the abundance of errors drove me insane: not just grammar errors, but spelling and language usage-- actual WRONG WORDS (such as "than/then" issues, "could of" instead of "could have" and so many more).Read more ›
Mr. Petteway combines third world galaxies, political propaganda and military speak to form a great novel that will win over the hearts of sci-fi fans.
This book was originally published in 2002. It is my personal opinion that if this book was re-edited, and not for spelling errors, but more for flow and development, and re-marketed with a new cover, this could go to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list.
If you're not familiar with "inside information" of the military, this book may be a hard read. However, once you get past that difficulty, it might make a non-Christian reader wonder if there really are other worlds out there and if aliens really exist. Great job Malcolm.
- Tom Johnson
Editor Fading Shadows Magazine