Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To

Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To

by Mary Louise Davie

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BN ID: 2940157946258
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 375
File size: 267 KB

About the Author

Mary Louise Davie has always written in one form or another. Daughter of an English teacher and a musician, she became an accomplished poet and songwriter. When she became interested in Theoretical Physics and specifically Black Holes, she used writing to convey the theories she developed, imagining what would happen in the space that she imagined. Mary grew up in Union County, New Jersey, and now lives in rural West Milford. She spends many a night appreciating the night sky and searching deep space through her telescope for answers.

Her first book, Sanación “The Black Hole Mission” was released in 2012, and created quite a buzz in the market. Attracting a great deal of attention after being compared to the works of Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, and other Sci-Fi greats, Mary quickly gathered a loyal readership.

After her publisher was overwhelmed with requests from readers for a sequel, Sanación II: “We Are The Aliens” was born and released in 2014.

Continued reader demand spawned Mary’s third book in the series, Sanación III: “Remnants of the Dome,” released in 2015.

Responding to unrelenting reader demand, now comes Target Earth “You Only See What You Want To” continuing Mary’s outstanding Sci-Fi series.

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Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sandra-C More than 1 year ago
The synopsis of this novel sounded interesting, and I liked that the themes of the novel stuck to what traditional sci-fi, futuristic novels are about, as I simply want to read something which is believable and plausible in regards to what our future might be. I appreciated that the story gives readers something which is realistically possible and that it makes you think about what our future could really be like. The author does a good job of making the story seem real and the characters are written in a way that make them relatable and believable. The story has lots of action and drama, and I didn’t feel bored with the story at any point. The sci-fi elements are not overdone, and this really does help in keeping the story in the realms of possibility. I enjoyed this story, and recommend it to any readers looking for a sci-fi, futuristic story that is quite traditional and very believable.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To by Mary Louise Davie answers the question of are we alone in the universe. When an alien space ship enters Earth’s atmosphere, and ultimately lands on the White House south lawn, Drs. Danielle and Christian Marama are summoned by their government leaders. Danielle is part of a specialized team to investigate and aid in the welcoming of the aliens. Danielle is an Exo-Linguist; her role is communication liaison. She is ordered to find out where they are from and what they want. She quickly builds a rapport with the aliens. She loves being on the “forefront of history, the first to begin galactic relations.” However, what she discovers about the alien visitors is shocking, but not nearly as deceitful as her own government. Danielle has to decide whose side she is on. Star Trek meets Independence Day in Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To. Mary Louise Davie places her characters in a futuristic world. Earth has endured several world wars, creating a two-class system in the United States - the upper class and the plant class. This concept lays an interesting foundation for the plot to grow. Technology has advanced to automated vehicles, space elevators, and colonies on the moon and Mars, and mankind clings to the hope of the scientific community to keep it safe. However, politicians still pull the strings. I guess some things never change. The plot unfolds at a steady pace. There are times of hyper-intensity, and a couple of near death scenarios. Contrarily, there are times of stagnation, especially when the characters over think, creating too much detail which bogs down the action. The heroine’s interaction with the aliens is what keeps the novel moving. Her internal conflict of loyalties, between the powers that be or new alien friends, causes growth in her character. There are a few twists and turns leading to the conclusion. Target Earth: You Only See What You Want To ends with a sense of hope, yet a reticent finality. What happens next? We will just have to wait and see.
KevinPeterKP More than 1 year ago
From Another World – A review of the novel ‘Target Earth’ “Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.” – Carl Sagan Author Mary Louise Davie’s novel ‘Target Earth: You only see what you want to’ is set in the foreseeable future in classic science fiction style. Mankind has achieved much technological progress and has learned to harness the prowess of computers and artificial intelligence for its own benefit. When a couple of aliens make contact with such an automated world. Scientist couple Dr. Danielle and Dr. Christian are chosen to meet these aliens and understand the purpose behind their visit. The book says that while humans of the future have made much progress with technology, their humanity has taken a backseat. Some may very well argue that such a reality is already a part of the present world we live in, and those people wouldn’t be wrong either. The book doesn’t despise or present all technology as evil, in fact it has clearly extolled the virtues and incredible developments that has been possible because of new technologies. The book actually looks at the person behind the machine and the inherent drawback in this animal that makes putting advanced technology in its hands dangerous. Greed, maniacal ego, and distrust of each other manifests itself in such a manner that human beings have put its future in grave danger. Clearly inspired by other science fiction narrative, here too a powerful and innately advanced civilization comes to the conclusion that the ongoing progress of humans could be detrimental to the lives of other beings in the universe and decides it’s time to destroy planet earth. Although one could argue that by following such an arbitrary action this supposedly superior power is destroying all plant and animal lives for no fault of their own. The parallel drawn to Noah’s ark fits well here, for all it moral plusses and minuses. The aliens in the book should win over your heart. They are not some freakishly tall beings with bloated heads. Ishmael and Rudy give the appearance of humanoids and walk & talk like them, but it’s mostly to placate the fears of the natives and make them feel comfortable. Their interactions with the humans, especially Danny and Chris have many heartwarming moments. Christian and Rudy have a more masculine character to their interactions, bordering on comical awkwardness. Danielle and Ishmael on the other hand have a more easy going relationship and their interactions and the trust they share right from the start feels like they have been best friends for a long time. The professional and personal partnership between Danny and Chris too has been well etched out. The author should be commended for the design of the various future technologies and the architecture of the setting this story plays out in. The description of the homes, offices, cars, weapons, and spacecrafts are amazing. Although it is science fiction and fantasy, a lot of grounded thinking and real science seems to have gone behind its creation. Ideas like these present exciting possibilities of what our future may look like. Target Earth isn’t a typical sci-fi/apocalypse novel and that is because of the subtle but important political message found in the book. The threat to humanity is not from outsiders but from within - is a thread that needs to be explored in detail by everyone. Sometimes witty, mysterious and thought provoking at other times, this novel is a good science fiction fable.