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Alpha Rising

3.2 93
by G. L. Douglas
 
May 25, 2020. NASA dispatches Commander Bachman "Bach" Turner on a perilous mission to find four astronauts lost beyond Earth's solar system. Minutes after rescue, the edge of a lethal, swirling cloud of galactic plasma draws the earthship deeper into space and deposits it on a strange planet.

Bach's troubles multiply when his crewmates are abducted by an evil

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May 25, 2020. NASA dispatches Commander Bachman "Bach" Turner on a perilous mission to find four astronauts lost beyond Earth's solar system. Minutes after rescue, the edge of a lethal, swirling cloud of galactic plasma draws the earthship deeper into space and deposits it on a strange planet.

Bach's troubles multiply when his crewmates are abducted by an evil army of Rooks-Rulers of other kingdoms. His rescue by Altemus Rider, the patriarch of a clan of geniuses, and his daughter Star, lands Bach in a beleaguered future world where he delves into alien technology with a single-minded goal: find his crewmates and return to Earth.

In this unstable zone of space, time is running out on all life forms, few can be trusted, and Bach's DNA is of particular interest to one alien. When he learns of a tunnel of light on a distant mount he cautiously ventures in. There, the Creator delivers the first of several instructions: search this weird, inverted galaxy for those with a sacred icon.

After a race against time through lands of future and past with Star at his side, Bach's harrowing, prophetic journey takes an unthinkable turn when deep space rumbles a forewarning--and he realizes he didn't get the Creator's final instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595411009
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Alpha Rising 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written with the skill of a sixth grader the only thing missing from this Noah's Ark allegory was the planet of Narnia. Presented as science fiction, there was very little science, and very poor fiction. There's a whole galaxy of English speaking beings, who want to power their craft with magical Kingsford Briquettes, and an evil specter that reveals himself in floating soap bubbles. Over 800 predictable pages and a "Creator" that speaks to you when you step into his flashlight beam. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
kaishicheoylee More than 1 year ago
I generally enjoy science fiction and space novels due to their philosophy so was a bit thrown off by this updated Noah's Ark in space story. While I thought the concept was interesting I got really sick of feeling like I was receiving a sermon. There could have been a lot less references to the Creator, God and the Bible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing the others didn't say. Noah's ark in space (really?!), not for atheists, could've been shorter, telegraphed the ending. Honestly I kept reading waiting for the twist...there had to be a twist. Nope. Noah's arc in space. I give it 2 stars not 1 because the first 1/4 to 1/3 is pretty good as a setup for a good story that never happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new twist on an old theme. I don't want to put a spoiler here, but there were some places where Douglas' writing could be more interesting - better choices of words, using a thesaurus, and if one is going to write even in passing about animals, one should know the different different gender-names. Every stallion is a horse, but not every horse is a stallion. And you can't get baby horses by matching two stallions together. But beyond the bobbles caused by these minor details, this is a pretty good read. I look forward to Douglas' next books.
Firesealed More than 1 year ago
Found the opening few chapters to be exciting and well paced. However as the heart of the story unfolded, I found areas bogged down and tedious and key parts glossed over. Over all I found this to be an average read, but seeing as it was a FREE read it gets a bump up to “good read.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written. Simplistic. The author doesn't get basic science...even suggests that dolphins evolved from humans...while self-publishing has resulted in some great and many good authors finding audiences, this book should have never seen the light of day...the only proper use for this book is to buy it in paperback, place it in a paper bag and leave it at your neighbor's door, to be set on fire as you ring the doorbell and run. On the other hand, if you ignore the fake science and instead read it as a bible story...oh, who am i kidding...it's still crap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor noahs ark story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The concept of the story was great, but it was poorly executed. There wasn't as much conflict as there should have been and it seemed tlas though the characters got out of every bad situation quite easily. I stuck it out and finished the book, but there wasnt a single moment where I felt like I t,was on the edge of my seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a very hard time getting into the story. The details were glazed over, and it drove me nuts how physics was warped to do anything. I stopped reading when they were touring the compartments of the Alpha - just too ridiculous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
plot is blah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice concept, but choppy writing style, and I cannot follow a book where you name the main character "Bachman Turner". I'm sorry, BTO was cheesy, and this is just tacky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I understand the desire to write..but it should at least be somewhat believable..the thought of being able to return lightyears using fuel from the jetpacks.. is this guy serious. Poor storyline..rambling senseless dialog. Should have to pay the reader to suffer through this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have been irked if i had paid for it. As it was, it was really just a waste of some hours. Interesting concept, very poorly written.
johnson01 More than 1 year ago
When I first got my Nook Tablet a couple weeks ago I found a site called Cheap E-Reads on Facebook. This book was listed on there as "free", and after looking at some of the comments about the book, decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. I don't read much Sci Fi but this book caught me very early in the tale and I have had a hard time putting it down since. I just finished it a little bit ago and am going to remember the author. I hope he follows it up with a sequel and I'm definitely going to be looking for more stuff from him. Give it a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Tyler Lampert More than 1 year ago
Very good book i like it a lot. It is kind of slow in the beggening but soon gets very interesting. The only problem i have is when bach goes on his 10 planet journey and theauthor leaves a few details out. I wouldnt rate it in my top ten, but it is definitely up their somewhere. I am suprised that my review was basically the only one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horible book. Started off as good sci-fi turned into christain propaganda drivel. Horrible story telling, predictable, just bad. Bad bad bad..... stupid plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book - a little too goody goody -bad guys could have been fleshed out more
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I'd give this a fat zero if I could. It presents as a Sci-Fi story, but the author's grasp of Sci-Fact is so bent that the Sci-Fi doesn't have a chance. This quickly turns from an interesting Sci-Fi idea into a veiled religious story, and then errupts into a full-on, in-your-face religious dogma beating. There are no twists, no surprises, not much that isn't solved within a few pages, and even those things that take awhile to solve are so transparent that there is no surprise. I'm sorry I didn't give up on it before openning it, this is only the 2nd book I've ever deleted from my Nook, and I have almost 1200.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet twist on Noah's Ark and perfect for tweens, whether "Christian" or not. Even adults can learn from the story's messages of peace amongst strangers, kindness to all, etc. The characters are not well developed, but it is still worth a read. I would gladly read a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an interesting twist on the story of God's salvation of His creation after man defiled it. As a christian, I was not always in agreement with the authors interpretation of evolution (or is it devolution), but it is fiction, so we should allow literary license with the author.
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