The Visitor - BESTSELLING EBOOK in the UK for First Contact, Hard and High Tech Science Fiction
Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient, alien artefact (British spelling) on the first ever space-junk elimination mission. Where was it from? Who sent it? What can be learned from it?
International governments impose a security clampdown. Evelyn leads a team of hand-picked scientists who make amazing discoveries within the alien device. Secrecy becomes impossible to maintain. When the news is finally released, she becomes embroiled in international politics, worldwide xenophobic hatred and violence.
This book is one of British author, Tony Harmsworth’s, First Contact novels. If you like realistic near-future stories which compel you to imagine yourself as the protagonist, The Visitor is the book for you. Reviewers of the ebook and paperback have said it is reminiscent of Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein.
The Visitor is science fiction written for the 'thinking' reader who likes realism. Be warned — the story is uncompromising in its tackling of humankind's greed, selfishness and religions . Buy it now and be transported into orbit and beyond.
It is beautifully read by Marni Penning, 'The Lady Hamlet'.
Recent review of the ebook.
"This is unquestionably the finest first contact novel I have ever read.
"The whole first contact scenario is depicted in a fresh, innovative way. By this I mean the technological side of the process of discovery and analysis of the object; and also the nature, integrity and motivations of several pivotal characters. The behavior of other characters, of course, is sadly predictable, because this cannot be changed in any story one expects people to actually believe.
"The way that conflict plays out is enormously satisfying to me.
"I recommend this book very highly."