First Contact: Strings Attached (Volume 1) 1st Edition
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This extraordinary discovery causes trouble for Zalk as it is new and against the fundamental teachings of his world. His wife becomes concerned for their well-being, and he is on the verge of being forced into re-education programs and is eventually fired from his job. As the church and people become reconciled with the fact that Zeon is not the only orb and that contains life, Zalk finds employment elsewhere and becomes very popular.
Zalk is a ‘sensitive,' which means that he can receive mental images believed to be coming from Arken. His premonitions become stronger as time goes by and he manages to connect with Arken on a more powerful level.
The interview that Zalk has with a well-known magazine becomes troublesome and exposes him causing yet again another wind of stress in his life; however, the newfound friendship with Sorab generates a greater opportunity for Zalk and his wife. As we all have heard before that nothing in life comes for free, Zalk finds himself once again in a predicament accepting a generous living from his friend and causing himself to fall into debt with various favors to accomplish.
Will this friendship cost him more than he thought? Or can he trust this new friend? All of this and more are to be discovered. The book ends on a high note and with much anticipation for what is to come.
Besides the highly unnecessary, complicated wording and sentence structure of the book itself, the author has used numerous slang terms that a reader may not even comprehend its meaning. However, these words have been referenced and can be checked out for better understanding. If you purchase this book in print, then I believe you would have to check the back. I am not sure if this is convenient.
Unfortunately, the book did not give me any particular sense of pleasure. My personal feelings towards the book are purely based on not agreeing with the style of writing, pace and character building. I did also find several typos and structural mistakes in the content. I would highly recommend the Author to have another proofreading done of his work.
I did like the plot and the storyline. I credit the Author for its originality of work. It was interesting that Zeon was so technologically behind from the orb he found communication with. In addition, the social media back then was how it is nowadays which created a twist to the story.
If you are a science fiction fan and don’t mind what I have mentioned above, then this book is for you!
Written by Jeyran Main
Starting with the plot, I had high hopes in enjoying the unique storyline. It started off a bit strong, but there was a time when the excitement petered out. This was the time when the plot took a business turn, and the characters were all concerned about the collection of gold and building the passageway for different planets to connect. I did not care about this part of the plot.
I also did not feel any real connections with the characters. To me, they were just present in the story, and throughout most of the story, I had no feelings of what happened to them. This is very unfortunate because the last bit of the story would normally have been exciting, however, by this time, I did not hold any excitement.
The writing in general is fine, but a couple of technical issues bothered me. For one, I did not understand the need to throw in some new/made up words throughout the book when it did not really add to the story. For instance, the word ‘sol’ means ‘day’. I found it rather bothersome to see these specific words italicized. To me, when I see italicized words, I’m ready to see a word that needs to be emphasized. But, not here. So many words were italicized, it was very distracting. Especially when it was presented as this: ‘holisol’ as opposed to ‘holiday’.
Also, I found it distracting when the physical appearance of some of the dialogue was different than the rest. In other words, it seemed like throughout the novel, whenever someone had a lengthy comment, the whole comment would be indented, the font would be decreased, and no quotations would be used.
I will end in one last note: the name choices were interesting in general in this read, which is fine for a SciFi read. However, I am rather confused as to why everyone had a name, while one character, Gorja, became GG, then G3 within the same page. She is then referred to as G3 throughout most of the novel. The switching from GG to G3 was extremely quick.
Obviously, I did not enjoy this read, but others might…I hear those who enjoy classic SciFi reads will enjoy this.