The Other

The Other

by Marilyn Peake

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940158694363
Publisher: Marilyn Peake
Publication date: 01/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 14,466
File size: 187 KB

About the Author

USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL Bestselling Author Marilyn Peake writes in a variety of genres, mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s one of the contributing authors in Book: The Sequel, published by The Perseus Books Group, with one of her entries included in serialization at The Daily Beast. In addition, Marilyn has served as Editor of a number of anthologies. Her short stories have been published in seven anthologies and on the literary blog, Glass Cases.

AWARDS: Silver Award, two Honorable Mentions and eight Finalist placements in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, two Winner and two Finalist placements in the EPPIE Awards, Winner of the Dream Realm Awards, Finalist placement in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and Winner of “Best Horror” in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.

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The Other 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very enjoyable read
christinaraven More than 1 year ago
I found the story to be a different take on mass hysteria, Aliens and Roswell as told from 3 different people. I got to read a little of their backgrounds to understand how they all ended up in Roswell together. Was interesting to see how their lives became connected. Liked the explanation for all the alien sightings, it made me giggle. Just a wild take that made me think and go huh that could happen. I enjoyed it.
lmferguson More than 1 year ago
What a refreshing twist on the age old story of little green men. The story is written similar to how Stephen King did the Stand. Introducing one or two players in a section all their own. I will admit I was slightly confused as to how it was all going to play out. But I am glad I read the book from beginning to end. I really liked the characters especially Jade. I liked her well enough I would have enjoyed a story solely about her and her strange pain. This is my first book by this author and I am excited to read more.
megTE More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel Summary: This book started out introducing seemingly different characters who were living in a time where the world was experiencing a potential disaster from outside of our world. Cora couldn't wait to learn more about the a strange religious cult in where else Roswell, New Mexico. Cora and Nate were determined to find out the truth what ever it was, but what they found was more than they ever expected. Jade knew that she was adopted, but it wasn't until she got sick that she ever thought of looking for her biological mom, Cora, until then. Paloma and Zander from a future time hoping to obtain human DNA that could save his people. These very random individuals found themselves in Roswell, one of the places on Earth known for alien sitings. The book took the reader into the lives of these random individuals seeing how their past influenced their growth and development. Adding to that the mass hysteria that usually happens with UFOs, the standoff between a cult, The Astral Plane, and the government about an unexplained death, and the illness that was effecting many people in the area leaving you with a very complex plot. While I enjoyed all the build up, once everyone arrived at Roswell things seemed to speed up continuing on a more superficial level. I mean meeting an alien isn't your everyday activity, but it didn't seem to effect anyone in that manner. Some of the characters, Paloma and Nate were not really active in the story after a certain point making me wonder if they were still there. In all, I feel that while I enjoyed the story it would be vastly improved if these areas were expanded allowing the reader to really get into how the experience effected the characters and those around them.
MYergin More than 1 year ago
The first real story of aliens invading the Earth was by H.G. Wells in 1898's War of the World. Orson Wells used it as the basis for his 1938 radio broadcast that scared a large portion of the population of the United States. It has since been made into a movie several times.After World War II rumors started to circulate among cultists a flying saucer had crash landed near Roswell NM and been spirited off to Area 51, a secret Air Force Base in the middle of the desert. Thus the legend of little green men began and was nurtured in the arid middle of nowhere. The Other delves into this and takes you along for the ride. It  is an intriguing and beguiling story that kept me engrossed throughout.  The story starts with a psychology researcher and and an anthropologist going to a cult near Roswell NM. They are there to investigate what they believe is the mass hysteria that is behind the reports of UFOs and aliens. That is all I'm going to say because I don't want to post spoilers. I will say this is a story worth reading. It covers the ethics of interfering and how the law of unintended consequences can take its toll. Along the way the main characters learn about themselves in a most satisfying way.