Name of Alt

Name of Alt

4.5 6
by Kevin Kierstead
     
 
Mankind's worst critic just landed on Earth. Fortunately, so did his owner.

Altinison Borahamen (Alt) along with his super-intelligent, shrewd, curmudgeon of a pet, Khan, decide to make their pit stop on Earth stand for something meaningful. Instead of just collecting some materials that they need to repair their navigation and communications system, they

Overview

Mankind's worst critic just landed on Earth. Fortunately, so did his owner.

Altinison Borahamen (Alt) along with his super-intelligent, shrewd, curmudgeon of a pet, Khan, decide to make their pit stop on Earth stand for something meaningful. Instead of just collecting some materials that they need to repair their navigation and communications system, they make a critical decision.

They decide it is time, finally, to make contact with humans, and decide to do it in from a "first-person" perspective.

Alt decides to write his story with brief input from Khan as they hide on Earth--a story that he believes will warm humankind up to the idea of in-the-flesh contact with aliens without making himself and Khan targets or disrupting life on Earth for the worse. He will try to gauge when humans are ready, and when they are, he and Khan will emerge.

Alt's story illuminates the history of aliens on Earth, the mistakes humans have made and are making without preaching, the details about several different species of aliens including one dangerous species that has visited Earth and will return, what his home is like, and the technology that will launch the world centuries into the future.

A colorful and understandable tale of failures and triumphs, of science and emotion, and of brand new comedy shared between Alt, his species and his pet. You don't have to be a sci-fi enthusiast to enjoy this book! It is about all of us.

Editorial Reviews

Jo Maio
I am not use to reviewing books so this might not be as polished as most are accustomed to. I just want to let everyone know that you have to read this book. It was very captivating and witty. I was very pleasantly surprised. You will fall in love with the characters.
Tic Toc
It is often a fun and fascinating look at the UFO sightings of history, and many of the sightings that have gone by the wayside. Through it all Kevin A Kierstead keeps up the pace and reminders of the different ages gone by.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012623676
Publisher:
Kevin A. Kierstead
Publication date:
02/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Ft. Wayne, IN and raised in southeastern VA, Kevin A. Kierstead was published by the age of 10 (editorial). After graduating high school in 1990, he joined the U.S.A.F. for four years while being published as the feature and sports writer for the North Pole Independent Newspaper, securing an exclusive interview with a new gold and silver Olympic medalist, Tommy Moe. He also finished his first fiction novel during his military service.

He later studied at Christopher Newport University, majoring in Psychology and English with a writing concentration, 1996-99, 2002-04.

He believes it hasn't all been done, and that everybody has a story to tell. He believes that rules and constraints must often be scrutinized and tested. His genres vary, including science-fiction, humor, and suspense thrillers. He hopes to sign with a major publishing house but is also entirely content as long as his readers are satisfied

His blog: http://wordsrock.blogspot.com/
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Kevin-A-Kierstead/143497002377440

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Name of Alt 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ginja More than 1 year ago
A witty, well paced observation of our world and the realities and mysteries surrounding it. Informational, thought provoking and at times downright hilarious, the engaging characters keep you with them every moment of this unforgettable tale from the mind of Mr Kierstead.
DonteenthTime More than 1 year ago
I gave it five stars but barely because it needs some formatting work. The story itself is original and compelling, though, and it's one that I'll read again especially if the author updates it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. I highly recommend it. It held me captive from the very first page!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago