The Herbert Trilogy III: The Disk: A Visit From Partner

The Herbert Trilogy III: The Disk: A Visit From Partner

by I.M. Tillerman
     
 

In 1953, from their camouflaged tree house, two farm children accidentally witness the visit of an apparent alien spacecraft. The children later discover, and then lose, an extraordinary, small, silver disk inadvertently left behind by the odd nocturnal visitors.

Fifty years later, the daughters of that farm boy, Butzy and Jude, unexpectedly find that…  See more details below

Overview

In 1953, from their camouflaged tree house, two farm children accidentally witness the visit of an apparent alien spacecraft. The children later discover, and then lose, an extraordinary, small, silver disk inadvertently left behind by the odd nocturnal visitors.

Fifty years later, the daughters of that farm boy, Butzy and Jude, unexpectedly find that silver disk while visiting the dilapidated remains of Papa’s childhood farm. When they manage to activate the “magic disk,” they unwittingly set into motion a dangerous series of events that culminates in a violent showdown during an intense mule ride into the depths of the Grand Canyon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013830080
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Series:
Herbert Trilogy , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
796 KB

Meet the Author

In 1944, I was born in South Dakota in my great-grandmother’s house. Most of my childhood was spent living on farms near Sioux Falls.

In the early 1970’s, after graduating from Augustana and Purdue, I was hired as a full-time English Instructor at a college in a suburb of Chicago and for twenty-nine years taught Composition and Literature there as a Professor in the English Department. I took early retirement and since then have been a serious author, having written six novels: The Phoenix Sparrow: A Fable, a tale of reincarnation; The Herbert Trilogy, a group of young adult fantasy/soft science fiction books, centering on an antique grandfather clock that is also a time machine; Teufel-Hunden: “Devil-Dogs,” an autobiographical novel about Marine Corps Boot Camp in 1962; and a novella, Not Look Back: A Memoir, a fictional retrospective about life on a South Dakota farm in the 1950’s.

In the early ‘60’s, while I was in the Marines, I married my high school sweetheart, and we had a daughter, who now has two children, my nifty grandkids. After my first wife died tragically, I later remarried. My wife and I have two teenage daughters.

The most profound literary influences on me as a writer are the very authors whom I taught to college students for three decades: Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Fitzgerald, and Tennessee Williams. The two strongest literary influences on me, however, are the sublime poet, Emily Dickinson, and Hemingway, who wrote: “A writer should be of his great probity as a priest of God. He is either honest or not…, and after one piece of dishonest writing, he is never the same again” (Amen, Papa).

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