- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 37 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Peter Cawdron
- Audible.com Release Date: November 26, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GXE2OHY
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Michaels and his assistant collect a sample to analyse back at the ship and are returning to their scout craft when, without warning, they are attacked, with the assistant gravely wounded. The apparent attackers are just fast-moving shadows, scattering when Michaels lights a flare. Upon getting back to the ship with the assistant barely clinging to life, Michaels has a disturbing conversation with the ship's doctor which causes him to suspect that there have been other mysterious incidents.
Another scouting party reports discovering a derelict freighter which appears nowhere in the registry of ships lost in the region, and when exploring it, are confronted with hostile opposition in about the least probable form you might imagine finding on a planet at 88° K. I suppose it isn't a spoiler if I refer you to the title of the book.Read more ›
It is only a short story but the characters feel real and the story takes several unexpected turns.
Cawdron is certainly an author to keep an eye on.
I'm a sucker for science fiction in space, especially first contact-type tales, so I was in for a treat with LGM as Mr. Cawdron takes the reader on a fantastic ride from the get-go. The stage isn't set for the reader early on -- instead we pick up bits and pieces as we launch into the action with Michaels and Johnson, two crew members on board the Dei Gratia. We find out this is a mining operation with a side scientific endeavor. Before we know it, life is discovered and the rest of the story is a roller coaster from there as we try to piece together what is happening.
Cawdron tells a wonderful story with head-fakes and misdirections, all leading to a terrific conclusion. In his credits, he mentions Carl Sagan, Michael Crichton and Philip K. Dick. I definitely could see influences from Crichton and Dick in the story, doing each author proud.
While there is plenty of action, the author plants just enough clues along the way to keep the audience guessing until the final pages as to what exactly is going on. What a great story -- keep it up!
This is a terrific adventure story, full of bumps in the night and glowing eyes in the shadows, and Cawdron makes it all his own. You may think you'll need more than one sitting to read it, but you won't be able to put it down.
Little Green Men is about the first contact of the human race with an extra-terrestrial species. It starts out as being very similar to what science fiction books and flicks had imagined it would be, but hey, it really isn't. Also, if you think the title is... "corny" and thus inferred that this is your run-of-the-mill science fiction story, you couldn't be more mistaken.
Read this book if you dig Sci-Fi. You'll dig this too.
(This review also appears on Goodreads.)
Peter Cawdron says that he wrote Little Green Men as a tribute to the works of Philip K. Dick and the classic science fiction stories of the 1950s. He's certainly succeeded, the story manages to mix the pulse-pounding fear of the Alien movies with some of the big questions of perception and existence that one normally associates with authors like Dick, Asimov or Clarke. The interactions of the crew reminded me of the best of the old Star Trek episodes.
I don't want to give away any of the story, this is a book to be read and enjoyed, not explained. The book was free when I downloaded it to my Kindle, but the story is well worth the regular price of 99 cents. Such deals exist to introduce the reader to a new writer. Little Green Men certainly worked on that level for me, I've already downloaded some of Peter Cawdron's other stories.
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