The Encounter [NOOK Book]

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Margaret O’Donnell is the human name taken by a Tylotheian envoy on Earth to evaluate the possibility of a first contact. Her outward appearance is very human. Earth is the only habitable planet within a light-year of a rift in the fabric of space. The rift is actually a portal to the past. Now another species is looking at Earth for its natural resources. When they invade they kill or enslave the entire native population. Circumstance brings her and a human named Lawrence Casey together, and plunges them into ...
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The Encounter

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Overview

Margaret O’Donnell is the human name taken by a Tylotheian envoy on Earth to evaluate the possibility of a first contact. Her outward appearance is very human. Earth is the only habitable planet within a light-year of a rift in the fabric of space. The rift is actually a portal to the past. Now another species is looking at Earth for its natural resources. When they invade they kill or enslave the entire native population. Circumstance brings her and a human named Lawrence Casey together, and plunges them into Earth’s past to escape a band of mercenaries from her side of the universe. Their involvement with the past causes Earth’s future to end with the detonation of a bio-chemical weapon leaving a third of the planet uninhabitable. Most of the story takes place, in eighteen seventy-five, in Wyoming. Our time travelers are caught in the middle of a range war between the valley and mountain ranchers. Two young people, Sarah and Joseph Mckenly, are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Saving them from being killed is the event that sets in motion the future events that lead to the destruction of a third of Earth’s population. Time is literally against them as they try to solve the riddle that will preserve the planet without destroying the lives of two innocent children. All this must be done while avoiding capture by the mercenaries or death at the hands of the ranchers from the valley bent on their destruction. This action/adventure storyline is a blend of science fiction with the feel of a good western and a story of discovery between two very, very different people.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012159014
  • Publisher: Norman Fitts
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 178
  • File size: 166 KB

Meet the Author

I’ve been writing for several years. I’ve completed a dozen feature length screenplays. I’ve written and published four science fiction novels titled “The Encounter”, “Contact”, “The Submarine Effect” and “The Sentinel”. I teach Creative Writing and Screenwriting classes in Houston, TX for Leisure Learning and I also offer them privately for people who can’t make the classes. I also donate my time to a non-profit organization “Skills for Living” mentoring 15 and 16 year old high school students. I worked with the Austin Film Festival for a couple of years reading and judging screenplays for their “Heart of Film” screenplay competition and I belong to American Zoetrope reviewing screenplays there. I belong to, and write for, the Houston Film Industries Group supporting the film industry in Houston as well as the state of Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2011

    Description

    From the author please see Pubit version for story description

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

    Encounter

    This is one book that is hard to put down. The plot of this story is very good , encompassing both the Space Age and the Old West. If you like science fiction and or a good western this is the book. The story line is interesting and suspensful, keeps one on the edge of one's seat and looking forward to the time you can get back to reading it again. The writing style is concise and puts you right in the middle of the story with the characters. I hope the author sells a ton of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

    Encounter

    'This is one book that is hard to put down. The plot of this story is very good , encompassing both the Space Age and the Old West. If you like science fiction and or a good western this is the book. The story line is interesting and suspensful, keeps one on the edge of one's seat and looking forward to the time you can get back to reading it again. The writing style is concise and puts you right in the middle of the story with the characters.' I hope the author sells a ton of them.

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