The Other

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Humanity is struggling to survive. With crops failing and pestilence spreading around the globe, the human race has returned to its tribal roots, constantly at war over dwindling resources. When the Other arrives in their strange spaceships, they become Enemy Number One. Everyone fears the Other. Unfortunately, fear can blind you to the truth. More
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Words: 42,600
Language: English
About Marilyn Peake

Marilyn Peake is the author of both novels and short stories. Her publications have received excellent reviews. Marilyn’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, and a Finalist placement in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

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Review by: Tabitha Ormiston-Smith on March 06, 2018 :
The Other starts strongly and continues well, although I found the ending a little rushed. The characters are engaging and the story well written, but the thing that most impressed me was the originality of the concept. There's nothing like taking a phenomenon and giving it a new slant, and Peake's book gives such a totally new slant on the ubiquitous images one is always seeing of 'aliens' - those stupid-looking little creatures with their huge black eyes that one associates with Area 51 and conspiracy theories - that it just blew me away. Well worth a read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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