by David Thomas

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Last summer 14 year old Andy Green found an electronic game on a visit to a dinosaur dig. What he couldn’t know is that the game was lost 65 million years ago by a child from an alien civilization. In that culture, when a student solved this puzzle, a mentor was summoned. When Andy and his friends solve the puzzle, they encounter an alien and are drawn into a conflict that spans the galaxy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011176463
Publisher: David Thomas
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 322,793
File size: 974 KB

About the Author

Dr. David A. Thomas is a retired Professor of Mathematics Education. During a 40 year teaching career spanning middle school, high school, and university, David authored books and scholarly papers, gave presentations at professional conferences across the country and around the world, and won awards and grants as a teacher, researcher, and scholar. The Z'Li Empire series is his first work of fiction. David and his wife, Dr. Cynthia S. Thomas, comprise Mathematics Education Associates LLP of Great Falls, MT.Heather C. Thomas, David's daughter, holds an honors degree in physics from Montana State University. She has worked at both the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at Los Alamos National Laboratory with lasers, fiber optics and remote sensing projects and in the private sector on the development of terabyte optical communication equipment for the network backbone. She lives with her husband, Kent Christian, in Falls Church, VA.

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e-i-pi 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a story here and it might be a good one. Problem is sifting thru to find the storyline. If you love math, you may enjoy all the tangents dealing with math. Good thing there were diagrams or I would have been completely lost. All the math and Theory of Everything did nothing for the plot. The author also was excrutiatingly detailed. Much of the first part of the book can literally be skipped. It has no real bearing on the story. The last 100 pages are also over detailed. Not only drags the story, but becomes so boring that you no longer care about the plot. The ending left an opening for a second book. The author shouldn't do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, can't wait to read book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to relate to since it's so far fetched--BUT The human race DID survive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the beginning, it was obvious that the author was not a writer in the classic sense. The style of writing as a dispassiomate observer took some getting used to and I soon came to the conclusion that the author was someone more at home in the sciences rather than the literary world. While at times the story was quite a bit dry, I appreciated all the links offered in the details of the story and recommend following up with them as you read. Physics, math and astronomy all figure predominantly in the story, and I came away with the sense of having learned just a bit more about our amazing universe. I was intrigued by the new Theory of Everything the writer puts forth in the philospophy of the alien race and have spent some time mulling it over even after I've finished the book. All in all, I would recommend it as something different from the usual fare out there. As with e-books there are some mis-spells and just plain wrong words in the story but they are not sufficient to detract from the story. I did find one glaring error starting on page 179, where the author suddenly junped from third person to first person when describing the kids first day with their favorite teacher. To go from "they" and "them" to "we"and "us" was a bit jarring. But the author soon returned to his usual pov.
Susan Winter More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable and unique book. I would love to read more from this author.