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Anomaly (First Contact) by [Peter Cawdron]

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First Contact is a unique series that explores plausible ways in which humanity may have its first interaction with an intelligent extraterrestrial species.

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I loved that Anomaly was so different from other books I've read. It was truly original and fresh. The writing was tight and compact and I was especially intrigued by how the world as a whole reacted to the discovery of Earth by an alien intelligence that was patient enough to wait for us to learn about it. It was a smart book, rather than an action novel and I found it really difficult to put down. If you enjoy intelligent, fresh, speculative science fiction that makes you think, this book is for you!
Independent book review - TJ Hapney 

★★★★★ - "Thoughtful Science Fiction At Its Best"
Brian's Book Blog
★★★★★ - "Cawdron is like the Freddie Mercury of writing, his repertoire is broad and he appears equally at home, whether the subject being space, aliens, zombies, crime, love or humor"
Claus Bernth
★★★★★ - "Cawdron is the master of first contact books."
J. Lew
★★★★★ - "My science fiction reading history is based on the Clarke, Asimov and Sagan realism. No light sabers, no space ship battles or heroic military victories. Just plausible and realistic situations"
John E. Larisch
★★★★★ - "You pretty much know, 'Oh, here goes an all-nighter' if you start any of Peter's books"
Shawna Newton

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Anomaly is a return to the non-violent, intelligent heroes of yesteryear 

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005OJF0ZC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peter Cawdron at Smashwords; 2nd edition (September 20, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 20, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2431 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 287 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 2,054 ratings

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Peter is an Australian science fiction writer, specialising in making hard science fiction easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable.

His FIRST CONTACT series is topical rather than character-based, meaning each book stands alone. These novels can be read in any order, but they all focus on the same topic of First Contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. In this regard, the series is akin to BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Hard science fiction is a misnomer as far as categories of literature go, as it sounds harsh and difficult to understand, but that is far from reality. Hard science fiction is simply plausible science fiction, fiction that is written in such a way as it conforms to the known laws of science, and that makes it more interesting, as there's no magic wand the protagonist can wave to get out of trouble. Peter's forays into hard science fiction could best be described as informative science fiction or enjoyable science fiction.

Peter is a fan of such classic science fiction writers as Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Crichton and their influence on his style and story lines is readily apparent. You can follow Peter on Facebook or Twitter or find him posting some interesting tibit on his blog

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3.0 out of 5 stars One of the better self-published books I have read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great plot, well written, the best, most readable sci fi I've read in ages.
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