Mylea: The Journey Begins.

Mylea: The Journey Begins.

by Philip C Elrod

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ISBN-13: 9781516881215
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Mylea: The Journey Begins. 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Mylea: The Journey Begins by Philip C. Elrod is partly an alien fight for survival. The story feels scarily like our future when one day a black hole might swallow up our whole solar system. The story follows the planetary civilization of Mylea. The planet is about to be sucked inside a black hole and, in order to save themselves, the Myleans take up residence on a spaceship to secure their future and get to Earth before it is too late. However, they want to keep their contact with humans to a minimum. The earthlings have noticed the Mylean spaceship in the sky and are reluctant to believe that they are here in peace. All the Myleans want is a place they can restart their race and live in peace, or do they? At first glance, the story seems very interesting and you feel that this is bound to be good. Despite that the pace of the story was a little slow in some places, I was not able to put it down. I HAD to read it till the end to know what happens. I really liked the details about the Mylean civilization. It was fascinating and detailed and I liked that every much. MAXX is also a mystery and an enigma which I would like to know a little more about. All in all, a great first effort by a new writer.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Mylea is a small planet similar to Earth, inhabited by an advanced, human-like civilization. However, their harmonious life is suddenly threatened by a disaster that will completely destroy them and their planet. When it looks as though they surely are doomed, their most respected scientist, Tanaka Tainaikai, proposes a plan to save Mylea and all its inhabitants. His plan is outrageously daring, but it could be their only hope for survival. Mylea: The Journey Begins by Philip C. Elrod is quite ambitious and imaginative in its scope. The Myleans’ search for a new solar system and the continuity of their civilization is fascinating to read. The two supercomputers, MAXX and MCM, are interesting ‘characters’, particularly MAXX, who’s quite human-like and shows emotions from the beginning. The conundrum that prevents MAXX from completing his mission, given by the late Tanaka and his fellow scientists, is one of the great twists in the story. As for Tom, aka Tanaka II, I didn’t completely understand some decisions that he made. On the other hand, his significance drives the plot forward, no matter how ambivalent I am about his personality. Also, Mitch the dog is adorable, even though she is not quite a well-behaved pet. The narration is straightforward, perhaps the most straightforward style that I’ve ever read in the sci-fi genre, and I like it. The clear cut prose makes the plot flows swiftly. I also appreciated the humor element that is incorporated into the story. All in all, Mylea is an imaginative and enjoyable read.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite The plan was perfect. Almost. Mylea, a Utopian civilization on the brink of total destruction, was saved by a plan set in motion by one prescient man. Unfortunately, things will always go wrong. A slight oversight exacerbates the battle of wills between two artificially intelligent entities tasked with the plan's execution, each bent on exerting control over the other. Their battle impacts the lives of a man with alien roots, a bored scholar looking for adventure, and a dog that can easily bend both to her will. Mylea: The Journey Begins by Philip C. Elrod is a solid sci-fi offering that uses well-paced storytelling and interesting characters to present a what-if scenario that touches on themes of power, control, and freedom. Throughout the novel, the question of who watches the watchers becomes increasingly more important. Checks and balances become the central theme and readers immersed in the concepts of an alien civilization, technology far beyond our own, and intelligence different from ours will find that the dilemma of understanding the nature of power and control is strikingly familiar. Science fiction is at its best when it satirizes humanity, our achievements and goals, our current state, and our ideas of what exactly constitutes our hope for the future. Mylea is a good read, fully capable of mesmerizing casual and hardcore science fiction fans alike and inspiring them to keep turning the pages. It succeeds in not just providing quality entertainment and escape, but in also provoking readers and inducing them to superimpose the fictional themes and situations contained therein with those found in humanity's own story.