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Product Details

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Powell River Books (July 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978135784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978135782
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 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: #3,867,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Science fiction has always been my passion. But with several books already published in the series entitled 'Coastal British Columbia Stories,' my first novel in this writing genre was a major shift from non-fiction to fiction. For many years, I had developed a story line involving the discovery of alien intelligence, and 'Inbound to Earth' allowed me to develop it fully. With a background in physics, I wanted to bring amateur astronomers into the mix, and I found a path with Tannon and his sister. My aviation background allowed me to include a fusion of flying and near-future technology, as well as amateur and professional astronomy. Take a close look through a modern small telescope, and you may join Tannon in changing your life.

About the Author

From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides in a floating cabin on Canada's Powell Lake and in a city-folk condo in Bellingham WA. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction.

More About the Author

Author websites:

www.PowellRiverBooks.com
waynelutz.wordpress.com

Born and raised in upstate New York, sunshine and the University of Southern California drew me west. My Air Force service was followed by 20 years as a C-130 aircraft maintenance officer with the California Air National Guard. From 1980-2005 I was Chairman of the Department of Aeronautics at Mt. San Antonio College and led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the US seven times. Meanwhile, I continued to accrue flying time as a FAA certified flight instructor, logging 7000 hours. I now reside in a floating cabin on Powell Lake in British Columbia and a city-folk condo in Bellingham, WA.

I am an outdoors kind of guy. You will find me most often at my floating cabin on Powell Lake boating, hiking, fishing, reading or writing. I use my quad to explore the back country. I enjoy touring inlets and bays along the BC coast in my 30-foot Bayliner, as well as flying to remote destinations in my Piper Arrow.

My book series entitled 'Coastal British Columbia Stories' highlights the people, places, and off-the-grid adventures in a region where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. As for writing, non-fiction is my main contribution to the writing world, but science fiction is my passion.

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Its rather slow in the start-up but in the middle its picking up speed.
Troy A. Peters
If I were pressed, I'd compare the story to classic SF like Niven, and after reading this book, I would like to see more from this author.
azog
It was well written, had excellent character development, a story line that drew me in and had a good pace.
Vandweller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vandweller on May 24, 2012
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I really enjoyed this novel. It was well written, had excellent character development, a story line that drew me in and had a good pace. This was one of those books you stay up late reading, turning pages to see what happens next. I admit the start seemed a little slow, but it soon picked up.

There was an interesting story line of a loner geeky guy and his sister with a strange relationship between the two. She is a pilot who wants to fly the big jets, and he, well he's a geek. Just so happens he's a geek who finds a new object out in space with his trusty old telescope, an object which people soon realise is no ordinary object. I like how the story develops, and especially I like EZ, the cat. Yes, cats in space folks. The character development was really good. I got to know the characters, and was surprised when relationships didn't always end as expected.

Okay ,I don't want to give more away than that. If you like first contact novels, aviation and space you'll really like this. I read the author is a flight instructor, something I can also relate to. The book is written to a professional standard, not the guff that passes as ebook rubbish. I spotted no spelling or major grammatical errors. It definitely has earned a 5 out of 5.

If you like Rendezvous with Rama, Contact and even ET, you'll probably enjoy this novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Troy A. Peters on January 10, 2013
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I am currently reading this book, 1/2 way through it but it is a very good sci fi book. Its rather slow in the start-up but in the middle its picking up speed. The character development is seeming to be more of the focus of the book than science fiction, but the author has one of the best examples of alien contact that I have ever read. His example is most likely true of the way contact would be made. Not by beings but by AI's of those races.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian M. on August 15, 2012
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I very much enjoyed this underdog story. It was very interesting. A common man caught in a fantastic sci-fi story. The author did a great job telling the story. It did seem to drag a little at the end, but all in all a great story that I would highly recommend.
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