Frontier Earth: Searcher

Frontier Earth: Searcher

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by Bruce Boxleitner
     
 

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"Babylon 5"'s Captain Sheridan, Bruce Boxleitner, has crafted hisown science fiction legend in this terrific new series. The enigmatic gunman known as Macklin continues his quest across the 19th-century American West to fulfill his purpose on Earth: preventing the invasion of a sinister predatory race of aliens.  See more details below

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"Babylon 5"'s Captain Sheridan, Bruce Boxleitner, has crafted hisown science fiction legend in this terrific new series. The enigmatic gunman known as Macklin continues his quest across the 19th-century American West to fulfill his purpose on Earth: preventing the invasion of a sinister predatory race of aliens.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Babylon 5 star Boxleitner beats the odds in this entertaining sequel to his first novel, Frontier Earth. Not only does this clever SF/western hybrid feature better pacing and characterizations (among them, Cissy, a plainspoken "soiled dove," and two articulate Apaches), but Boxleitner's rock-solid plotting drives home the old alien vs. human story by contrasting it with the Apache-white man conflicts in Arizona, circa 1882. The returning hero, Macklin, an Associative Monitor Corps member, is helping to protect a human society still in its formative stages from a predatory race known as the Kra'agh, savage, smelly aliens who want to turn Earth into their very own supermarket. During his first adventure on Earth, culminating at the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, a partially amnesiac Macklin loses his fellow Monitor, Dorree, who leaves him to fight the Kra'agh alone while she seeks help off world. After a stint as an Earp gunslinger, Macklin feels more like a cowboy than a Monitor sworn to watch over primitive worlds. Later adventures lead him out of Tombstone to Tucson and eventually to Apache Peak and a sacred Apache mountain site, which also happens to contain the first alien hive for Kra'agh invasion forces. By humorously skewing western legends and showing respect for history by exercising restraint where he should, such as in his depiction of the Sunrise Ceremony/Gift of Changing Woman, Boxleitner succeeds in making this series one to watch with anticipation. (Jan. 9) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441007998
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Frontier Earth Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.21(d)

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Chapter One


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It circled in the night sky.

    Below, the town spread out for its inspection, broad, dusty streets illuminated by pools of light cast from lanterns in the saloon windows. A steady wind blew from the southwest, carrying the chill of the encircling desert, moaning as it skirted the eroded hills beyond the town.

    The Watcher—for that was how it thought of itself—was alert to each movement in the streets far beneath its wing-stretched wheelings ... to horses nodding at their hitching posts, to drunken cowboys stumbling along the boardwalks, to a sudden fistfight in a darkened alley, to the flare of a match held to a hand-rolled cigarette.

    The town was Tombstone, Arizona Territory, in the spring of 1882. Somewhere below, in one of those structures of adobe, brick, or wood slats, the Watcher's prey had taken shelter. No matter. The Watcher was patient and would continue mounting its lonely vigil. The Masters were patient, too, although lately their patience had been wearing thin.

    The Watcher was not human, was not even remotely related to any creature on this world.

    And neither were the Masters....

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By Nina Kiriki Hoffman

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Frontier Earth: Searcher 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ive read the first in this series and was enthralled with his capabilitys. the reality of the book was astounding and I a 70 year old woman was hooked on this first book. I read approximatly 20 books a month most I enjoy but some are so drawn out that it seems to take forever to finish , not so Bruce Lightener im waiting now for the next one, thouroughly enjoyable from begining to end.