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Posted April 18, 2012
What exactly is a BIALIEN? Is it some sort of new dance or a recipe for a new exotic dish? Well according to author Vlane Carter, a BIALIEN is Jaden Marino or at least that is what he becomes in the book The BIALIEN Trilogy, an Alien of Two Worlds (volume 1; part 1). Belonging to the ever popular genre of science fiction this book delivers an attention grabbing science fiction story of the fantastical adventures of central character Jaden Marino. BIALIEN … volume 1, is the first in the trilogy of science fiction books that gives the reader’s imagination a real workout. Creative and inventive from the onset the world of Jaden Marino (and the worlds he experiences) are well detailed and chock full of interesting science fiction steeped ideals.
Author Vlane Carter has created the adventures of a lifetime within the confines of the life of nineteen year old Jaden Marino. As the story opens the reader is taken in by Jaden’s run for his life, he is being pursued by the military under the false pretense that he stole an experimental plane however, the truth of the matter is that Jaden discovered a landed UFO and the wicked government wants to keep it a secret and shut Jaden up permanently. While he is running Jaden goes back to the UFO and finds protection from the evil military and thus begins his journey to becoming a BIALIEN. It is through the use of nanotechnology that Jaden eventually becomes a BIALIEN. Jaden’s experiences and encounters with alien life forms and their advanced technology proves to be a perfect fit, as he easily adapts to many “alien” types of experiences including, out of body experiences like traveling and observing via a “nanoeye”, telepathic communication, using x-ray vision and camaraderie with other alien life forms. As Jaden is being watched and aided by a friendly race of aliens, the Andromedians they become so impressed with Jaden that they charge him with the responsibility to return to earth and unite earth so that earth can fight an impending evil alien invasion that comes in the form of another evil alien race called the Darclonians. The saga continues in BIALIEN series Volume 1; book 2 and BIALIEN series Volume 1; book 3. The series continues thereafter in Volume ll; parts 1, 2, 3 and Volume lll; parts 1, 2, 3.
Overall this is an intriguing story that brings to mind some of the other great science fiction adventures of the past such as Star Wars. While this book does make for a good read there are a few editing issues, such as misspellings, confusion of word tenses and spacing issues. Also these books are categorized as “graphic” novels although there is little in the way of actual graphics presented in the book however, the ones that scattered throughout the books are awesome. Another interesting point about this trilogy is the author has determined that his writing the books in the present tense which allows the reader to experience the novel “… as if they were watching a movie”. I found this a little confusing initially but as I read on, I found myself getting past that issue as I became immersed in the story. I would recommend the BIALIEN trilogy to any science fiction fans that like to get lost in adventure.
Posted December 23, 2010
"'The Bialien Trilogy - Rise of the Bialiensapien: Human Evolved' by Vlane Carter is not your typical sci-fi novel. Think of a comic book that uses words instead of illustrations and you might come close. One thing that the writer certainly has is imagination. It is written very visually. Bialien follows the journey of a nineteen-year old named Jaden, who travels to a far galaxy and back to Earth. Along his travels he meets up with creative characters and clever technology. If you are a reader that enjoys details, Vlane writes convincing science to back up his creativity. Bialien begins quickly and doesn't let up. Jaden's journey ends up back on Earth with him having super human powers and the help from an entertaining sidekick. Due to time distillation, he finds himself young while the planet has changed rapidly. Technology has changed, but ignorance still rears its ugly head. Jaden, knowing of the impending danger approaching, must battle to save the planet with a corrupt government in power and also save the girl. The rapid pace keeps the reader moving forward, but I found that some of the action scenes were a drawn out. You may tell by his style that Vlane is very passionate about his writing. It takes time and effort to envision and write a novel of this length without losing the energy throughout it. Bialien is his first novel, and, from his marketing material and website, certainly not his last. It is always interesting to see the first story written and how writing styles evolve from book to book. Let's see where Volume Two takes us." - TBR TopBookReviewersWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2010
It is 1996 and the US military is quite concerned in regards to a recent UFO sighting. Despite all the press of how the US military has officially retired Operation Blue Book and other such X-Files material and legends, they are in reality very much concerned about these extra terrestrial visitors. Major K. Robinson and his team have been suddenly called to upstate New York to find this mysterious UFO and in doing so, stumble upon 19 year old Jaden who has had contact. Now the chase begins. Chased through cornfields in the middle of nowhere New York, Jaden suddenly finds himself dogged by military men and equipment that want to very much "catch" him. The mysterious UFO has its own designs on the current situation, teasing the military with its winking in and out of sight. Realizing that this hardcore military commander and his team will do everything in their power to stop Jaden, he enters the alien spaceship. It now become more than a close encounter of the third kind. Jaden's life will never be the same. Thus the adventures to the stars begins. Vlane Carter first novel is a huge "tome" of a book. There is lots of action and adventure as our main character, Jaden, meets a host of aliens from across the universe, engages in a host of battles as well as doing some "fun"stuff. There is a lot of "things" in this book to cause the reader to pause and ponder. For the adventurous reader who likes long novels make sure you put this close to the top of your Must Read list.-Steven Fivecats, EditorWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2010
We begin our story with Jaden, a nineteen-year-old boy who is racing through the cornfield in the cold night air, trying desperately to remember the location of what he saw. This young man has always wanted to be an astronaut; he remembers when he stared up through his telescope at night and wondered when he would have the ability to become one with the stars. What he never counted on was the fact that he would see those stars up close and personal someday using a whole other mode of transport than the Space Shuttle. Close behind Jaden, in that cornfield, are military men with weapons drawn, trying desperately to stop him from finding what they seek for themselves. Their leader is Major Robinson. He's keeping close contact with his UF1-retrac team, which is desperately following the young Jaden to try and locate the UFO08 that they know landed somewhere in this "middle of nowhere" place. They need to find and capture this spacecraft as soon as possible; after all, it could be representing anything from a UFO attack, to a terrorist drill that could take out everyone on Earth. Seems strange, yes, but it's the year 1996 and these things have been happening for ages. When they see, through their scanners, the outline of a strange silver ship blinking on and off, like the aliens are playing a game of "now you see me, now you don't," Major Robinson knows that the young boy has found what they've all been searching for. Soon, Jaden is being trained by warriors, having fun in spaceship races, and playing with the nanotechnology at his fingertips, as Bellona tells him of the past, the history of her species, and the "bad" guys that are out there just waiting for their chance to destroy. When Jaden returns to Earth, it's the year 2014 and the first place he gets to see is the mental hospital's psycho ward where he's referred to as Mr. John Doe. From there he will meet up with AI, who becomes a true friend; he will see his old girlfriend Amy, who has a very big surprise; meet an amazing woman named Kim, who will perhaps steal his heart; and, take his first step toward becoming a true hero. Yes, this review is long, but the book comes in at over six hundred pages and, no, the margins are small so there are A LOT of scenes that the reader gets to experience. From the military battle with the UFO, to the alien shark attack on another planet (which is really cool, by the way), this author offers a never-ending parade of amazing creatures and locations that will, perhaps, one day be logged into popular literary culture right beside old C3PO and his little beeping buddy. Quill says: The words 'tome' and 'epic' were made for this novel. Although there are a number of places that certainly could be condensed for an easier read, the story is extremely solid and well-thought-out. As a person who lives down the road from the actual Roswell, NM crash site, I will be driving there this weekend after reading this, closing my eyes, and - yes - wondering what EXACTLY the government DID try to cover-up so long ago. There are two factions out there in America - Star Wars vs. Star Trek - and I am definitely on the side of George Lucas having the more creative concept. So hats off to this writer, Vlane Carter, who may someday join those Lucas ranks if readers and sci-fi fans everywhere band together and realize that the force really MAY be with this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2010
EditNY Book Review Written by EditNY Title: Bialien: Rise of the BiAlienSapien: Human Evolved. Theme: A roller coaster ride from Earth to the Andromeda galaxy and exploring new alien concepts (and their conspiracies) Thesis: Good and bad aliens thrive and one man's quest to save his planet could prove to be an impossible feat Love transcends all galactic boundaries and conspiracies run the gamut from aliens' attempt to attack Earth to the government's general cover-up of most things outlandish. A newcomer in the science fiction realm, this book will open up minds and imaginations across the spectrum, drawing readers from other genres. Modern scientific theories about other galaxies and their dwellers are furthered by the author's seemingly clever and deep imagination and woven into a complex tale of discovery, renewal, love, betrayal, jealousy, and conflict. The author's talent for story writing first won acclaim back in high school where he was first published in a youth literary magazine. Now, years later, his talents are fully on display in the first of a three-part series. The action-packed first part of this trilogy begins in the mid 1990s with Jaden Marino, the protagonist, running from the government. Having encountered a UFO near his home in upstate New York, the government is after Jaden, an ordinary teenager, in order to kill him as a precautionary measure. The author highlights his wide-ranging views on government cover-up and conspiracy throughout the scenes in the book. The author further effectively takes us from chapter to chapter without losing momentum. There is hardly time to take a breather, as one moment Jaden is operating the UFO, having left his family and girlfriend behind, and eluding military aircraft that are after him. Next he is in outer space, being rescued by friendly aliens while kidnapped on a rival alien planet. There, his good alien friends find a new threat to the galaxies. A powerful new unstoppable force is discovered. No one has ever seen anything like it before. Breakthrough scientific explanations are always on hand as are vibrant descriptions and scenes. One such scene is where Jaden discovers sea alien life in an underwater ocean on Jupiter's ice moon, Europa, unintentionally plunging into it. The impact lands him straight inside a giant alien sea monster's stomach where he tries not to get digested. Entertaining characters, humor-filled dialogue, and refreshing, mind-opening view points are core elements of this emerging author's repertoire. We are introduced to new and viable concepts in environmental protection, especially on Planet Xenos, where virtual reality takes on its truer meaning. Gravity games and an alien chess game are better than any video game. The character of Jaden is well-rounded and substantial. Jaden is not like your typical super hero seen in Hollywood movies. We see Jaden emerge from his teenage years as a curious, smart ass into a responsible citizen of the world, or more appropriately, the galaxy. The many bumps along his journey only serve to make him stronger, especially once he achieves his offense and defense weapons system. Jaden must contend with an unknown force that has become a part of him and which has him struggling(or tinkering on the fence)between good and evil. Jaden's accelerated growth into manhood and subsequent inheriting of alien "parts" are vividly illustrated...[read the rest of my review at: www.bialien.com under "press"]Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 3, 2010
This review is from: The Bialien Trilogy: Rise of the Bialiensapien: Human Evolved (Volume 1) (Paperback) Vlane Carter's, The Bialien Trilogy~ Rise of the Bialiensapien: Human Evolved, could be described as all your favorite science-fiction books, movies or tv shows combined into one new series, that takes all those favorites and pushes their boundaries without limitation. It begins with the main character, Jaden, a typical nineteen year old boy, being chased by the government, hiding and escaping in an alien vessel, to suddenly finding himself in an alien world, and eventually, becoming more than human by way of alien nanotechnology. We watch him grow from a young, smug boy, to a super human capable of fighting enemy alien races. It's not an easy path though, as Jaden must fight to keep control of his own body and go through many painful, but valuable, life lessons, many that occur after his long absence from earth. The first thing readers will notice about this book is the author's manner of story telling. It's different and can take some getting use to. That said, if you adjust your thinking to the author's way of telling the story, you'll find that it works! He achieves his goal of making the story read as if you're seeing it on the big screen, as an action packed movie. Also worth mentioning, is that to complete the entire scope of the story, Vlane has placed visual images throughout, as well as a book sound track, creating an entirely new dimension to the meaning of author/story/reader interaction. Sci-Fi readers who love detailed descriptions of technology and science will not be disappointed, but even better, neither will readers who don't really care for in depth explanations, since this author does so with a gritty rawness that make it both an enjoyable and believable read. Outside of the book itself, this author takes great care to interact with his readers and has a website that includes free chapters plus loads of information about the series. Inside the book, he takes just as much care, and it's clear he has put his entire being into each and every word. Real knowledge can make or break a book, and this author definitely knows his technology. Give this book a chance and you won't be disappointed by the in your face, non-stop action that leaves you on a roller coaster ride that thrusts you up and down, side to side, both thrills and chills, and then rockets you out of this world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.