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★★★★★ - "I downloaded this on a whim based on an 'after-book' recommendation from another author. I'd never heard of Cawdron and, boom, just like that I'm hooked."
★★★★★ - "there [are] no single dimension characters, no bad romantic sub plot lines, no inexplicable and unrealistic behaviors."
★★★★★ - "It is, without a doubt, the best science fiction book I have read in a long time and, to be sure, I read a lot of them."
★★★★★ - "This was the first book I've read by Peter Cawdron, but it will not be the last. Pacing is great, the characters are well developed, the science fiction has factual basis. I heartily recommend it."
From the Author
- ASIN : B08MXCG244
- Publication date : January 22, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 860 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,619 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I greatly enjoyed the story and could see how it could actually happen. The climax was very surprising and is a possible answer to the Fermi paradox. Enjoy!
Peter's stories are usually darker than my personal tastes but that doesn't make them any less intriguing to read. (In my own stories main characters never die, but in a Peter Cawdron story you just never know.) Like most of his stories, this one is tense. Anything could happen. Edge of your seat kind of stuff. Best of all, when you're done there are lots more of his books to pick up!
Wherever Seeds May Fall opens in the near future as a newly discovered comet heads deeper into the solar system from Saturn on its way to Jupiter. There, the object named Comet Anduru—the word in Sinhalese loosely translates as “The Dark Prince”—is expected to crash into the clouds of Jupiter much as did Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994. But Anduru instead glances off the outer atmosphere of the gas giant and speeds, somewhat more slowly, toward the inner solar system—and Earth.
As astronomers are well aware, NASA frequently uses the Venus-Venus-Earth-Jupiter Gravity Assist (VVEJGA) to conserve fuel and increase the velocity of spacecraft on their way to the gas giants. It’s clear that Anduru is reversing the process, slowing down on its way to Earth using the gravitational attraction of several other planets along the way. Within months, then, humanity’s first encounter with extraterrestrial life will be a reality.
Although the cast of characters is large and includes the President of the United States, Wherever Seeds May Fall centers around two people.
** Newly promoted Lieutenant Colonel Nolan Landis of the US Air Force holds down a desk job near the space force installation at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. There, he and his team think the unthinkable about potential existential threats to the United States and to humanity at large.
** Dr. Kathleen (Kath) McKenzie is an astronomer at NASA’s Ames Astrophysics Laboratory. Gregarious and a gifted communicator, she maintains contact online with a global team of other scientists engaged in astrophysics and astronomy.
Col. Landis and Dr. McKenzie are among the very first people on Earth to suspect that Comet Anduru is an alien vessel. And they are called upon by the American government to help plan and manage the response to Anduru as the time of the comet’s arrival grows ever nearer.
The approach of Comet Anduru triggers waves of hysteria all across the earth.
** In all the major powers—China, Russia, the US—the military begins preparations for an alien invasion. The reigning assumption is that Anduru represents a hostile extraterrestrial force. One country after another gears up to wield nuclear weapons against the intruder.
** While riots and looting begin erupting, self-appointed online pundits unleash a torrent of conspiracy theories through social media, stirring up new waves of hysteria.
** Meanwhile, the scientists who possess the most accurate and up-to-date information about Anduru begin mobilizing to calm the public, insisting that it is extremely unlikely an extraterrestrial visitor traveling for hundreds or thousands of years will have come to invade Earth.
Long before Anduru’s arrival, Col. Landis and Dr. McKenzie are drawn into the inner circle of those in the White House who are planning the American response to the visitor. And the are on the front lines when it comes time for the first encounter with extraterrestrial life by the human race.
Honestly, I am going to turn around and read this one again. For me, this novel is a study in what excellent science fiction is all about. I look forward to re-reading it, and others from Peter Cawdron.