Earth Quarantined

Earth Quarantined

by D L Richardson


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When the virus which killed millions of people is gone, humanity lives in a planet-wide quarantine enforced by an alien species.

The year is 2355. The deadly virus that killed millions of people is gone, thanks to the quarantine measures put in place by the Criterion, an alien species who appeared just in time to save the human race. In exchange for complying with their tough control measures, the Criterion promised us the technology for interstellar travel. We’ve done all they’ve asked, yet we’re still on Earth with no way of getting into deep space. The Criterion are lying to us. What they don’t know is that we’re lying to them...

Kethryn Miller is an award-winning actress, but nothing will prepare her for the role she’ll take on when a strange woman who shouldn’t be alive turns up in the city, threatening to expose the lies that have kept peace on Earth for 200 years.

Earth Quarantined is Book 1 of the Earth Quarantined trilogy

Earth Arrested - Book 2 is coming soon

Earth Reclaimed - Book 3 is coming soon

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644675359
Publisher: D L Richardson
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Series: Earth Quarantined , #1
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

D L Richardson is the author of the "Welcome to the Apocalypse" trilogy, the "Shivers" series, and 3 young adult paranormal books. She is currently writing a new sci-fi series "Earth Quarantined". She grew up on sci-fi classics such as Lost in Space, Space 1999, Bionic Woman, Logan's Run, and The Omega Man. She's also a fan of horror flicks from the 80s such as Evil Dead, Nightmare of Elm Street. When she's not writing, she can be found wandering in her yard waging war on weeds, watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix, playing her piano or guitar, curled up on the couch reading a book, or walking the dog.

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Earth Quarantined 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sharon_Arundel 14 days ago
This is an interesting take on who the future belongs to. The author does an amazing job of bringing her vision of the future world alive. There are lots of issues discussed in this plot, with the characters flitting from good to not so good. No future would really be complete without a virus and in this case an alien race to help humans out, but nothing comes free and the aliens are not a charity! This is a wonderful first book and I can’t wait to see where we go from here. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
RoscoeF 19 days ago
I really enjoyed this story. Really good plot to the story. Very well written. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of stories. Can't wait to read more from this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews 3 months ago
Engaging! Richardson's Earth Quarantined is a great sci-fi book that brings a lot of dystopian features into the story. It takes place well into the future, but there is a great "end-of-the-world" back story. The characters were definitely created with depth and chemistry. It's a good story that definitely engages the reader, and helps this reader take a dangerous journey into space. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Jewelsey 6 months ago
Earth Quarantined by D. L. Richardson is a fantastic futuristic science fiction novel that is filled with twists and turns and will have readers turning the pages quickly in anticipation while being totally enthralled and entertained. A deadly virus kills millions of humans, but is now gone thanks to the intervention of the Criterion, an alien race that set up a system and quarantined the entire planet. They promised to give their secret into interstellar planet travel, but after years have passed, they have failed to keep their intended promise. The Criterion continued to stay and control the planet and kept people in colonized segments know as states. They stayed to help rebuild the planet and keep peace among the population. They also put restraints upon the humans to control the population. Because of these strict measures of intervention and control, many people live underground in secret cities where they are working on a solution to getting humans off the earth and into space. What follows is an exciting story filled with action as the benevolent Criterion and the humans fight to achieve their own specific agendas. The secret contact between the groups of separated people, how they sometimes work together, and their independent struggles on how they deal with the alien rulers, is what drives the plot and story forward. Earth Quarantined is an outstanding story that science fiction lovers will revel in. The world building is extraordinary with descriptive writing that shines through on every page. The characters are both realistic and relatable. I really felt for the woman that was intended to be the nominal leader for the human race and her inevitable struggles. Readers will be rooting for certain characters at one moment, then doubting them the next. The characterization of the aliens is enthralling and complete. There is nothing missing in this thrilling story. This makes for great storytelling. Earth Quarantined is unpredictable and extremely engaging. I was fully captivated by the futuristic world that D.L. Richardson has creatively built. The premise and plot are deep and resound with intrigue and fascination. Readers will find Earth Quarantined to be compelling, thought provoking and gripping. The conclusion is outstanding, came as a surprise and is left open for a sequel. Chick Lit Cafe highly recommends Earth Quarantined by D. L. Richardson. Get yourself a copy of this must read one-of-a-kind science fiction novel.
JeyranMain 9 months ago
Earth Quarantined is a science fiction story set in 2355. The world as we know it has been saved by aliens called the Criterion. The remaining human race is under tough living conditions due to this relationship and as things have been going on for many years, Kethryn Miller, an actress has come in between them, wanting to expose things that may not turn out to be the best for everyone. This futuristic novel has complex dynamic groups of characters and storylines. The cities are divided and the living conditions vary based on where you lived. It was hard to focus on remembering everything as there were many side stories and characters that not necessarily made it to the end. I believe the author did justice in writing up a multifaceted science fiction story. There are many secrets, lies, and deception happening in the story, which made it quite dark to read. The book would really suit hard science fiction fans and people who enjoy vigorous tales. The pace of the story went well with the plot and kept the reader interested. I believe there was plenty of backstory in order to add a sequel to the book.
ReadersFavorite 10 months ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Earth Quarantined is a work of dramatic science fiction penned by author D.L. Richardson, and is the first book in the trilogy of the same name. We begin our tale in the year 2355, a bleak vision of the future where the human race has experienced planet-wide salvation at the hands of the Criterion species of aliens. After a virus wipes millions from the planet, humanity agrees to abide by the control of their saviors, in exchange for a reward, of course. The secrets of travelling across the stars are promised, but the Criterion have not yet delivered. And when a woman who’s supposed to be dead turns up with a packet of deadly information, the lies on both sides of the divide will be exposed at last. Author D.L. Richardson takes a really interesting concept here, subverting the ideas of both alien invasion and space travel to make Earth and its inhabitants into the captive species. The concept and future world are well built. Though the Criterion are not too bizarre a species and sometimes come off very human themselves, the psychological mind play unfolding is well worth watching. More than this, I particularly enjoyed the unlikely heroics of central character Kethryn, an actress thrown into the middle of a higher world order that she’s only touched the tip of until now. For readers who enjoy a thrilling mind game of a read and those looking for a fresh twist on classic science fiction, I’d definitely recommend Earth Quarantined for your next read.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
With shades of The Hunger Games—individual states, controlled by a central power—Ms. Richardson has come up with a nifty idea. Aliens saved what was left of humanity after a worldwide virus wiped out most of us and we accepted their help, having very little choice at that time. For 300 years since, humans have been living in quarantined colonies of a sort and have become accustomed to the twice-a-day reconnaisance by patrol ships that are manned by humans who work for the aliens. There are 100 states, each comprised of several cities, and people long ago became used to the aliens’ oversight, even population and resource control that are supposedly at the direction of mankind. Now, though, some are beginning to question the status quo, especially since the Criterion have withheld the long-promised technology for space travel and their control of all aspects of human existence is wearing thin. At the same time, a woman destined to become president of her state has just learned something that could turn her entire life on its ear and alter the course of her state’s reality. Told from several points of view, humans and aliens, the story moves along quickly as tension builds, leading to an unknown future, different from anything humans have experienced since the arrival of the Criterion. Short chapters keep the pace lively and I found myself reading faster and faster, eager to find out what would happen next. Now, I’m eagerly anticipating Book 2, Earth Arrested.