Upon This Rock: Book 1--First Contact

Upon This Rock: Book 1--First Contact

by David Marusek


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An epic new science fiction series about faith, family, and alien invasion in the wilds of Alaska.

When a shooting star plunges through the atmosphere and touches down in the Alaska wilderness, only two earthlings are present to witness the event. But they perceive two utterly different realities. What park ranger Jace Kuliak sees is a UFO and the arrival of a dangerous alien species from beyond the solar system. What Poppy Prophecy sees is the star called Wormwood, as recorded in Scripture, and the arrival of an archangel of the Apocalypse.

The thing is — they’re both sorta right.

Poppy Prophecy is the despotic patriarch of a large End-Times prepper family that is busily converting a depleted copper mine into its own private doomsday bunker. Their copper mine is a century-old relic from territorial days when East Coast robber barons ruled Alaska and plundered its mineral wealth. Today the abandoned mine sits in the middle of the largest, wildest, most majestic national park in the United States. But Poppy isn’t impressed by mere earthly beauty, and he doesn’t mind bulldozing federal land when it suits his purposes.

Backcountry Ranger Jace Kuliak does mind, and he and fellow rangers confront the fundamentalist family in an armed standoff over the construction of an illegal airstrip. It doesn’t help matters when Ranger Kuliak falls hopelessly in love with Poppy’s second daughter, the lovely, innocent, and totally clueless Deuteronomy.

An uneasy truce between the Prophecys and the park service is shattered when the falling star lands in their backyard and is claimed by both sides. What is it? Who is it? Better yet, of all the pit stops on all the planets in all the galaxies, why did the Visitor choose this particular rock to screw with?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998863320
Publisher: General Genius LLC
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Series: Upon This Rock , #1
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 599,797
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Bolt-hole Earth

Mail Day

Trash Run

A Portent in the Sky

The Toothache

Looking for Love (in All the Wrong Places)

Cat and Woodpecker

NORAD of the North

First Contact

A Vial of Wrath

The Winged Spy

An Angel Falls from Heaven

Calling All Angels

The Federal Dicks

The Bringer of Sorrow

Social Media

Caw Caw

Sidebar: Ghost Town with Footbridge

Sidebar: Sex on a Glacier

Sidebar: A Herd of Picnic Tables

Sidebar: Tour of the Mine

Sidebar: The Kitten of Our Discontent

Sidebar: The Man in the Skiff

Sidebar: A Taste of Wormwood

Sidebar: So He Masturbated

Sidebar: Raven Song


Reading List

Errors and Whatnot

Book 2

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Upon This Rock: Book 1--First Contact 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never felt so cheated by an author I respect. How dare you such a page turner and end it. All the crap backstory you put to fill space at the end, not make up for leaving this novel unfinished. May never buy anything you write ever again. Dam I am pissed off !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago