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Star Time
     

Star Time

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by Henry Melton
 

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It all starts here...
The plan always worked for the bloodthirsty Cerik, whose battle-bred claws and muscles made them the uncontested top predator on scores of planets–the radiation pulse from the supernova would turn civilization on the blue-white globe below into chaos within days, making for easy prey.
In Texas, in a wooden cabin where she'd hidden from

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It all starts here...
The plan always worked for the bloodthirsty Cerik, whose battle-bred claws and muscles made them the uncontested top predator on scores of planets–the radiation pulse from the supernova would turn civilization on the blue-white globe below into chaos within days, making for easy prey.
In Texas, in a wooden cabin where she'd hidden from regular humans since birth, telepathic Sharon Dae knew nothing could prevent humanity from becoming another tasty slave race–she'd read it plainly from the thoughts in the sky. A scout ship had crashed in her woods, but these alien Hunters would vaporize thousands just to keep any human prey from the fragments. She sensed a stranger, Abe Whiting nearby, hunting for debris with his computers and gadgets. Painfully, she realized she would have to learn how to lie and betray to get the prize away from him, even if she couldn't escape the jaws of the Cerik herself. How could she know that this techno wizard would soon brave the collapse of the world, cobbling together fried scraps and pieces in an impossible rescue attempt for her, a strange white-haired trickster of a girl who slipped through his life for only one afternoon?

It all starts here, the first installment of a multi-volume, multi-thousand year tale of human destiny from the mind of Henry Melton.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012848000
Publisher:
Wire Rim Books
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Series:
Earth Branch of the Project Saga , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Melton is often on the road with his wife Mary Ann, a nature photographer, and their travels throughout North America, Europe and Africa have inspired his latest series of novels; Small Towns, Big Ideas. Henry's short fiction has been published in many magazines and anthologies, most frequently in ANALOG. Catacomb, published in DRAGON magazine, has been called a classic.

Other than an occasional short story, most of his time is spent writing science fiction novels. Currently being published by Wire Rim Books are the Small Towns, Big Ideas series of books, where high school aged heroes of the here and now are confronted with classic science fiction themes. The first, Emperor Dad, was the winner of the 2008 Darrell Award for Best Novel and Lighter Than Air won the 2009 Eleanor Cameron / Golden Duck.

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Star Time 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Benj-O More than 1 year ago
Star Time - Henry Melton ©2011 Wire Rim Books, Hutto, Texas As promised in an earlier post, here is a review of Henry Melton's debut story in The PROJECT Saga, Star Time. Life is going on as usual (or at least as usual as it can) for the residents of Austin, Texas and the surrounding area. And then warnings of ensuing danger explode. Enter a witch, a wizard, and a seer (so designated in the reading) and you have fodder for a great Science Fiction series. The title of the book refers to the moment when the lives of Sharon Dae (the witch), Abe Whiting (the wizard), and Ed Morgan (the seer) are thrown into turmoil by the death of Betelgeuse, a star in the Orion Constellation. Radiation spikes and night-time instabilities throw the entire Earth into a frenzy. Hiding in the shadows of the sky are is a spaceship filled with a race of hunters-aliens who are looking for a treasure world filled with new prey. The treasure for the reader is the numerous tales that can follow the lives of those captured by the aliens in the process of keeping the invasion at bay, the robotic community left behind to pick up the pieces in post-star Austin, an the scientific followers in Australia who provided the first global warnings of the supernova that was Betelgeuse. The building of the foundation is so intriguing that you want to keep up with all the characters-which Melton holds in promise as he unveils new titles in the Saga. To tide us over he's included two bonus short stories at the end of Star Time to give a glimpse at the variety of the upcoming novels in the series. As with all of Melton's books, you'll want to read every drop. (Four out of five reading glasses.) -Benjamin Potter, August 29, 2011 [This book was provided for review by Wire Rim Books of Hutto, Texas. Opinions are my own.]