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Foreign Land

Foreign Land

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A father struggles to keep his son and his colony alive on a dangerous planet while fighting off alien-induced hallucinations.

"This sensational book is a breathtaking page-turner with an enthralling storyline that rivals a Star Trek episode. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. ...This scintillating novel promises to captivate and entertain science-fiction fans who love intergalactic thrillers." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Susan Sewell (5 STARS)

Hope runs deep as Smith leaves humanity's first generation ship to lay roots with his wife and son in the open air of a new planet. When the colony ship breaks apart on entry, however, countless lives are lost, including Smith's beloved wife. Soul-crushed, he's left to fight for the survival of his son and those around him on a planet that's far more dangerous and bizarre than their research had suggested.

Back on the generation ship, Smith's apprentice Tashon searches for answers. What happened to his beloved mentor, Smith, and the colony? He soon discovers that the expedition's leaders are focused on a much more imminent danger, one that could prove the destruction of the entire generation ship.

These two stories crash together in a fight for survival, against an enemy that no one saw coming.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS an epic science fiction adventure, with Book 1 of the 9-book series, "This Foreign Universe." Discover new worlds, new civilizations, and new mysteries from the great unknown.

"With an intricate and fast-moving plot, author J.S. Sherwood crafts an enthralling sci-fi survival tale that will ignite your imagination and take you on a wild rollercoaster through the cosmos." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Pikasho Deka (5 STARS)


  • This Foreign Universe - 1: Foreign Land
  • This Foreign Universe - 2: Foreign Planet [December 2021]
  • This Foreign Universe - 3: Foreign Home [2022]
  • This Foreign Universe - 4: Almost Pathless [2022]
  • This Foreign Universe - 5: Almost Homeless [2023]
  • This Foreign Universe - 6: Almost Earthless [2023]
  • This Foreign Universe - 7: The Engineer [2024]
  • This Foreign Universe - 8: The Explorer [2024]
  • This Foreign Universe - 9: The Sage [2024]


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  • The "Dirt and Stars" Series by Kevin Killiany
  • "The Seekers" Series by David Litwack
  • The "Eloah" Series by Lex Allen
  • "The Whitewashed" Series by Adelaide Thorne

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622537433
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 08/24/2021
Edition description: First Softcover ed.
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

AUTHOR: Author J.S. Sherwood has a passion for stories that show the existence of peace and beauty even in the darkest of times. He spent many years teaching English at the junior high, high school, and college levels, and now brings that love of great writing to bear in his own books. When he isn't reading or writing, he's spending time with his wife, five kids, and two dogs in Arizona. Most likely they're outside, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.

EDITOR: I was born a bibliophile, but it wasn't until high school that I discovered my knack for editing and decided I wanted to edit fiction. I love the feel of a book in my hands, and I may or may not be one of those crazy book sniffers. In my spare time (which is in short supply), I enjoy playing board games and card games with my husband and two teen boys, perusing antique shops, and, of course, reading. What I love most about editing is cultivating relationships with authors. I feel fortunate to be able to share in their creative vision as an editorial partner. I am inspired by their dedication and I enjoy helping them achieve their goals.

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