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MYLEA: the journey begins (Mylean Universe Chronicles) by [Philip C. Elrod]

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MYLEA: the journey begins (Mylean Universe Chronicles) Kindle Edition

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Best Thrillers - Fans of alien invasion themes should check out this highlyoriginal tale told through the lens of a doomed extraterrestrial species. 
Some 10% of Americans claim to have actually seen a UFO, and 77%believe there are signs that aliens have visited Earth. So with the question ofalien visitation now settled, we can move on to the next logical question: whyare they coming here? 
Phillip C. Elrod's 
Mylea: The Journey Begins isas innovative an explanation as you're likely to get. Credit Elrod for avoidingcommon themes in the alien invasion genre, including the search for water (Signs)or the desire to stop our senseless violence (The Day the Earth Stood Still).Instead, Mylea tells of a civilization that, despite its wondrous technology,is helpless to stop the black hole approaching its sun. Facing certaindestruction, Mylean scientists seem to have but one option: flee toEarth. 
Enter Tanaka Tainaikai, one of Mylea's most revered scientists.Much of the book, which a prequel to in Elrod's Mylean Universe Chronicles,details the planning stages for their escape to Earth through the lens ofTainaikai's plan. But one thing is central to the plan: minimize contact withEarthlings. 
Elrod takes us to Earth, where Japanese Astronomer Akiro Matsumoto- while attempting to discover a comet - stumbles across an enormous object inthe sky. Are the Myleans really incapable of a quiet resettlement, or do theyhave something else up their sleeve? The answers are bound to surprise andentertain you.

Readers Favorite: The plan was perfect. Almost. Mylea, a Utopian civilization on the brink of total destruction, was saved by a plan set in motion by one prescient man. Unfortunately, things will always go wrong. A slight oversight exacerbates the battle of wills between two artificially intelligent entities tasked with the plan's execution, each bent on exerting control over the other. Their battle impacts the lives of a man with alien roots, a bored scholar looking for adventure, and a dog that can easily bend both to her will.

Mylea: The Journey Begins by Philip C. Elrod is a solid sci-fi offering that uses well-paced storytelling and interesting characters to present a what-if scenario that touches on themes of power, control, and freedom. Throughout the novel, the question of who watches the watchers becomes increasingly more important. Checks and balances become the central theme and readers immersed in the concepts of an alien civilization, technology far beyond our own, and intelligence different from ours will find that the dilemma of understanding the nature of power and control is strikingly familiar. Science fiction is at its best when it satirizes humanity, our achievements and goals, our current state, and our ideas of what exactly constitutes our hope for the future.

Mylea is a good read, fully capable of mesmerizing casual and hardcore science fiction fans alike and inspiring them to keep turning the pages. It succeeds in not just providing quality entertainment and escape, but in also provoking readers and inducing them to superimpose the fictional themes and situations contained therein with those found in humanity's own story.

About the Author

Philip C. Elrod was raised in Crossville, a small town on top of Sand Mountain in Northeast Alabama. He served two years in the US Army, stationed in Germany and returned to attend college at the University of Florida and Florida Southern College Majoring in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Mylea is his first novel. However, over the years of his professional career he has written many articles and manuals on data collection, computer technology and technical trading of securities. His most recent articles have been published by and other international magazines. In additional Mr. Elrod is the author of an eBook, See the Music of the Market, in which he describes a short term trading method for the futures, FOREX and stock markets. The eBook is available from Trading Between the Lines. Due to the many charts used in the eBook it is currently available only in PDF format. Mr. Elrod resides, along with his wife of many years, Linda, and two wonderful little canine friends: Kokko, a five and half pound male Japanese Chin, and Tinker, a seven and half pound male miniature Shih Tzu. Tinker served as the inspiration for the fictional character, Mitch the Bitch. His interests include astronomy, photography, outdoor cooking and travel, especially RV travel with his wife and pets. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ZJFARPY
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 11, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1932 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 220 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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Phil Elrod is an author living and working in Texas. His works include fiction and science fiction along with works on data collection, computer technology and the technical trading of securities. His interests include astronomy, RV travel, international travel, and photography.

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