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The Spiral Slayers: Encounters Paperback – January 1, 2013

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"Williamson's fascinating tale of benevolent aliens who've come to the (planet Amular) with advanced technology and warnings from outer galaxies. (Amular must) prepare (itself) for an epic battle. Williamson's novel tackles complex issues surrounding the problems of immortality and perpetual youth, along with facing insurmountable challenges, without stinting on an emotionally compelling, action-packed plot. And the multilayered, eclectic characters each have their own carefully woven emotional patchwork. The first installment of an intense, philosophical sci-fi series." -Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ronald (Rusty) Williamson lives in San Diego CA with his wife Denise and their two dogs. The two just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Both have been retired since 2002. They have two children. Besides writing science fiction, he owns and operates a 3D animation studio, and at a layman's level, has been a fan of quantum physics (Super-strings and LQG) and cosmology since 1980. His other hobbies are archeology, hiking, biking, RC airplanes and playing guitar. Almost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can find him and his wife dancing to a live band at some San Diego night club. Before retiring in 2002, he worked as a computer programmer and he and his wife flipped houses in their spare time. In the mid-eighties, he published technical articles for Computerworld. Between 1983 and 1992 he explored the Anza Borrego desert and acted as a guide for 4x4 caravans through the region. He served in the US Army in Vietnam in 1970.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479110701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479110704
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,387,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bruce L. Lahue on January 12, 2014
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at first I was reminded of independence day, in that the main characters were a little stiff. they seemed to work through that. the lovecraftian aliens were interesting and the author did a good job on the alien mind. I might read another
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I really did enjoy this book. If anything it may have dragged on a little, left out some details that may have clarified some of the characters for me, but the story is certainly original and hopefully there is not some intelligence out there that would suddenly appear. I am looking forward to book 2. Once begun I want to know how the adventure ends.
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I really hate reading a great story only to reach the end and find it isn' t the end, there's another book I have to buy! We don't buy incomplete paper books, the whole story is in one book, not so here. It' s not like part 1 part 2 where the story can be complete in one book, and you choose to continue reading about these characters, nope, this only half the story, there's no end to the current story, no end. I will not pay any more books from authors who can't complete a story line.
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If you have any fears about the future or feel apprehensive about aliens around us, and for anyone who doesn't have a firm belief in a higher being (perhaps you might refer to it as God), read this very carefully. It is written perhaps with a basis in science and maybe science fiction, well written, but for certain readers could cause some sleepless nights.
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Definitely worth reading! I will be the first to admit that I do not care to read science fiction. I was offered a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. Although in getting some background information in the beginning makes it a little slow to get into, you need to keep reading. You get to a point where all of a sudden there is a lot happening. My heart was racing in multiple places in the book! I was totally sucked into the story. (I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at book two, which is another amazing book.) Rusty Williamson knows how to create a story that is both fun to read and captivating.
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I love science fiction and this book is the reason why. Interesting characters and a captivating plot with twists and turns all along the way to keep the reader turning the pages. A fun and adventurous journey with great technical detail but also wit and humor. Can't wait for book two!!
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By Da Man on February 13, 2014
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The Spiral Slayers by Rusty Williamson is a dense but interesting science fiction thriller that starts with the apparent death of an asteroid miner and ends with the beginning of a war with the spiral slayers. What happens in between is an edge of your seats thrill ride that makes you want to keep reading.
I honestly did not know what to expect on this novel when I picked it up and was a little leery when I first started reading and saw detailed drawings of the ships and the universe that was created for this book. But then the drawings began to make sense when I got into the book. The main premise of the story is a race of highly advanced slug like creatures for lack of a better description come to a planet and make contact with the people of that planet after rescuing the miner and bringing him back to life.
This starts a relationship between the miner, who becomes a celebrity amongst his people, and the creatures, who demand to only deal with him. One minor side effect of having the creatures rescue him is that he is granted immortality, which causes a major disruption with the government and the creatures have to give the entire planet immortality (which was their intention in the first place, much to the government’s dismay).
After the immortality drug is distributed and the creatures begin to share their tech with the people, the one that met with the miner leaves and sets out for the home world, which is a two hundred light year round trip. However, within a short time, the ship returns bearing bad news, that the creature’s galaxy has been destroyed.
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I love Science Fiction.From a very young age I've dreamed of space flight and the future.This book satisfied both.Although it starts out slow (character development) it picks up the pace.Things we wish for come with unintended consequences as the book shows quite intelligently.Although not action packed it still holds your interest and it builds.Definite twists that your not expecting.I throughly enjoyed it.Look forward to BOOK 2.
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