Earth Rise [NOOK Book]


In DeathDay the aliens took over our planet.

Now the invasion continues...
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In DeathDay the aliens took over our planet.

Now the invasion continues...
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This concluding sequel to Dietz's Deathday (2001) contains the same wide cast of characters whose recognizability (burnt-out pro, canny vet, manipulative pol with sincere heart, etc.) is balanced by their better-than-average depth of portrayal. Yes, Alexander Franklin is a devious politician with ambitions. But he is also an African-American U.S. president who mourns his wife's death and is willing to accept a reputation as a collaborator in order to organize the resistance movement against the insectile Saurons. Yes, the more noble humans and equally enslaved Ra 'Na defeat the arrogant Saurons in the end. But not everyone is motivated by selfless ideals, and even the good guys around Franklin make a hard (and immoral) choice, using the Saurons to decimate the white supremacists who also fight to overthrow the aliens. The author includes some interesting speculation on the nature of race relations and class divisions, giving his Saurons three separate genetic castes operating in a rigid social hierarchy. The commentary on human race relations is full of satiric insight. Surprisingly, this tale of worldwide alien invasion centers on only four locales. The sense of confinement, however, does help build an atmosphere of captivity, which aids considerably in reader identification with the plight of the human characters. Unfortunately, Dietz's plot-central alien reproduction seems unlikely, while his humans are rarely confronted with the problems of reconciling their real differences of belief. (Sept. 3)
From the Publisher
"A fascinating invasion thriller." —-Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101500330
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 285,113
  • File size: 583 KB

Meet the Author

William C. Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for a year, and has traveled to six continents. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer and television producer, and currently serves as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2003

    Go Humans!

    An amazing book that leaves you wanting to cry out for joy at the human accomplishment on one side, and pity for destroying helpless aliens that knew no other way to live and were killed for it. A book that makes you wonder, "what makes someone or something bad or good?"

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fascinating invasion thriller

    The planet Earth is in ruins following the Sauron invasion on Feb 28 2020. Whole cities are destroyed and most of the humans that survived are slaves to do the conqueror¿s bidding. The Saurons have installed Alex Franklin as their puppet president of the USA not knowing that he has joined with the resistance movement to find a way to destroy the invaders and rebuild the planet. <P>The Saurons, a race divided into three castes, are pushing the human and Ra¿Na slaves to rapidly build the citadels. The entire race will die giving birth to their hatchlings. Ra¿Na and human resistance groups form to find a way of destroying the ¿master¿ race during the few days when the hatchlings are very vulnerable. Aliens and humans alike are willing to give their lives so that others may throw off the yoke of oppression. <P>EARTHRISE, the sequel to DEATHDAY, is a fascinating invasion thriller. The tale enables readers to gain an intriguing look at the psychological and sociological essences of two alien races as well as the human reaction to a first encounter. William Dietz also profiles humanity and shows us as a race worth surviving for many of us are willing to die in the name of freedom. Though an insightful character and race study, the plot remains an action packed novel even as the charcaters feel as though they are part of our lives. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Great story, one of Mr. Dietz's best. Once again he excels with

    Great story, one of Mr. Dietz's best. Once again he excels with his ability to develop characters and story lines that draw the reader in and keeps them turning the pages for more. If you like sci-fi action stories, this one is for you.
    Also, make sure you read the first book in the story (Deathday) .

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