An Alien Perspective

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Why have teenagers from four races (human and alien) been abducted and transplanted to a new planet? More

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Words: 52,250
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370457960
About Roxanne Barbour

After accumulating books on writing for many years, Roxanne kicked thirty years of procrastination out the door in 2011, and started writing. Roxanne can be reached at Publications (Novels): • Revolutions • Sacred Trust • Alien Innkeeper • Kaiku • An Alien Perspective

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Review by: Robert H. Nunnally, Jr on June 13, 2017 :
Imagine the Star Trek episode: the Arena (aliens observe as Kirk fights a lizard-like captain from another species). Imagine the 1960s TV show "The Prisoner" (a man is transported to a place in which he is a captive in a mysterious village). Merge them together, make the characters late teen/young adult, and add a winning main character who narrates the events of this much more peaceable story.

The blend adds up to Roxanne Barbour's "An Alien Perspective", a light science fiction novel that is an enjoyable read. The vibe here is of a long-form version of an amusing 60s sci-fi magazine short story. This is anything but a hard-science realistic-tech sci-fi novel. It's instead a gentle, implausible but fun tale with an upbeat, interesting plot.

I found myself whirling through this one quickly. The writing is straightforward and the characters lightly but pleasingly drawn, as if colored in using a careful but not overly-detailed pencil stroke.

I was unfamiliar with Ms. Barbour's work before reading this novel, but I'm glad I gave it a try. It's the kind of light sci-fi fun that I heartily recommend to those who, like me, enjoy a good tale, well told.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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