Colony Earth

Colony Earth Colony Earth Is BookOf The Alterran Legacy Series In Ancient Human History, An Explosion Of Knowledge Of Agriculture, Building, And Steel Weapons Occurred Suddenly, Without Explanation, And The Human Population Prospered And Grew Into Civilization According To Clay Tablets Found At Ancient Cities Of Sumeria, The Cities Were Founded By Those Who Came From The Skies, Who Dwelt There And Gave Knowledge To The Citizens The Tablets Reveal That Those Who Came From The Skies Had Lived On Earth Far Longer Than The Age Of Sumeria The Principal Leaders Of Those Who Came From The Skies Were Half Brothers Enlil And Enki, Who Reported To Their Father, Anu, Who Ruled On Their Home World The Beginning Books Of This Series Serve As A Prequel To The Decision Of This Race To Take An Active Interest In Managing The Development Of Humankind, And Imagines Why An Advanced, Technological Society Could Have Been Governed By A Small Ruling Family, While Weaving In Ancient Mythology And Recent Geological Discoveries

I have been an avid reader my entire life As a youth, I exhausted the science fiction section of the Zanesville, Ohio public library, falling in love with Andr Norton I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Ohio State University s honors program, and I graduated from OSU s Moritz College of Law with honors, where I was Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal I continue a thriving legal pra

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  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • Colony Earth
  • Regina M. Joseph
  • 10 April 2017
  • 9780615659961

10 thoughts on “Colony Earth

  1. says:

    Colony Earth The Alterran Legacy SeriesBy Regina M JosephStar Rating 4.75Received a copy exchange for a honest review Did a review for All Things Book Reviewhttps pages All ThOkay I got this book and didn t know what to expect, and WOW it was amazing Regina has a great mind in writing this science fiction novel What would you do if the planet was being threaten to be hit by a giant asteroid Well in this book it was, the characters were so good very interesting The plot of the story was very unpredictable which I LOVE To me it seem like a believable story You never know when something will happen here on earth , and our human race would be endangered I can t wait for the sequel to this outstanding book I highly recommend this book Story Line I gave 5 starsCharacter Growth I gave 4.50 StarsOriginality I gave 5 StarsOverall 4.75 Stars

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    I do not usually read science fiction but was intrigued by this book I am very pleased I took the trouble to make the purchase.The idea of people from another planet coming to Earth in prehistoric times and bringing their technological expertise to primitive people was a clever idea and very well carried out.The characters are very believable and it is easy to empathise with their plights The characters from space are able to foresee threats, such as a comet, and the humans believe in simple, earthly magic Together they are able to help each other in ways I wouldn t have imagined.The narrative is beautifully written This is an engaging read and promises an exciting sequel.

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    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The idea that our civilization began through extraterrestrial influence is not new Deities have made their homes in the sky, the stars, and the heavens since the Mesopotamians pressed the first words into clay tablets Colony Earth takes on these early myths with a tale of planetary explorers who arrive on Earth to study the planet, mine it for resources, and scout it as a possible refuge from their home world of Alterra After hundreds of years of research and mining, the colony loses contact with home It s clear they are now on their own Supplies and food are dwindling but the ruling council clings to their directive of no contact with the native humans Lil, A Captain of the guard and a member of the royal family of En takes his men on an illegal hunting expedition as an experiment in survival skills En.Lil and his men meet the locals by accident Lil follows the spirit of the law, knowing that he will answer for his actions Their bungled first contact starts a chain of events that pit En.Lil and his allies against the rigid code and class of his homeworld.Colony Earth is a genre crossing novel with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian fiction Cultures, tribal conflict, technology, magic, and nature itself challenge three distinct peoples to come together to survive It s a novel built on mythological foundations from the cradle of civilization, a story with the power to become something truly memorable Unfortunately, the novel suffers from problems that prevent it from reaching its full potential Over long paragraphs, run on sentences, and a bad case of too much detail in most places and not enough in others got in the way It s a shame Some of the chapters were effortless to read, story driven and engaging Most were not.It s difficult to read a wall of text that stretches over several pages eBook version without a paragraph break Many paragraphs contained conversations between several people, including their private thoughts and feelings Every time a new speaker speaks, there must be a new paragraph Without it, it s difficult to understand who is speaking, whose point of view to follow, and whether the thoughts of a character are relevant to the conversation at hand.There is far too much expository dialogue in this book Characters discussing events of the past in excruciating detail, when it s clear they are both experts on the topic, isn t dialogue It s telling me an elaborate back story instead of showing it in another way It s as exciting as a fifth period history lecture in high school There are many ways to show the evils of a dystopian society without lectures masquerading as a friendly chat It s unnecessary and diverts attention away from the story.The use of language was problematic for me I accept that many conversations were possible through the aid of universal translation technology Yet all characters have the same vocabulary, the same sentence structure, speech patterns and in many cases, the same voice Modern terms like sweetie are jarring when spoken by a bronze age human This was surprising, given the great care the author took in culture building There is a good story in here With revisions and corrections, it will come shining through.

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    I am the wrong person to review this book Why Because for ethical reasons I ve been vegan for 40 years and one of the premises of Colony Earth is that a society the Alterrans that had successfully seen the immorality of eating sentient fellow creatures can overturn such ideals when faced with a crisis without exploring ethical alternatives first It s as if the author is a closet butcher beating a convert vegetarians drum As a teacher of ecosystems I only wish the author had researched those societies on Earth living in high mountainous regions being vegetarian or nearly so for millennia with as much detail as she d studied ancient history Nevertheless, I ll put that behind me and I can find other aspects of the novel to recommend it to lovers of socio anthropological science fiction.Lil is the commander of an Alterran mission desperate to discover how his people can survive on Earth circa 1000 AD after their own planet became uninhabitable By chance Alterrans have the same DNA as humans, however, their instructions are to avoid contact a la Star Trek s Prime Directive only called the Non Interference Directive, which is broken immediately when Lil experimentally takes his guards on a hunt to kill mastodons This is a source of immense guilt for Lil They use mind control over ravens and wolves using advanced technology and so again negating their ethics on treating all sentient creatures with equanimity as they did on Alterra Two humans come into contact with them One, Alana, a survivor of Atlantis is beautiful Her people have survival problems with Danish Viking marauders and Droods, an interesting human species that can cloak themselves There s a lot here Maybe too much with respect to anthropological conflicts and technology inventions I m reminded of those Charles Stross novels eg Accelerando where something new is on each page and that s a compliment All stories need conflict and there is plenty here, with teasing and resolution for some While the story rattles along there is too much head hopping as the point of view changes sometimes within a paragraph tricky then to engage with a main character for long Even so, the relationships and environmental issues are explored in an interesting if not always in an ecologically efficient way The pace slows when Lil fights with his conscious and when he tells the reader what he discovers in the library, and from his mind teacher in long passages that should have been edited to be much tighter Even so, and notwithstanding the terrible spelling error of Chapter in the Kindle TOC, I can recommend this novel for its treasure trove of ideas and anthropological explorations.

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    Brief synopsis Lil is a captain and future destined leader of Alterran, who is stationed on Hawan, what was supposed to be a temporary Earth shelter Lil came to Earth with a group of explorers and has been stranded, since their portal was incapacitated Now, their food supply is approaching dangerously low levels and a massive comet is heading toward them While out on a trial hunting trip, Lil and his crew stumble upon Alana and Maya, two women of the Earth Lil opens an entire universe of problems, when he agrees to help them, going against the non disturbance law.Originality What I love about this book is that the Earth Lil is living on is 10 to 11,000 years ago, based on the mastodons and cave people hunting them Some of these cave people are special, born from Atlantis, like Alana I love the opposites interaction of the cave people, who dress in furs and hides with the conflict of the Alterrans, who can change their garment to be whatever they want it to be and even make it a protective shield.Characters I very much enjoyed the characters Alana and Maya and their friendship that carried me through the story Through heart wrenching tough times, they never give up I found that I actually enjoyed the scenes where I was involved with Alana s side of things the most in the story and I felt most for her when things went wrong A thought the relationship between Lil and Alana was well developed and clever and especially enjoyed the nervous courting I did like Lil and his uncertainty, as he balanced what he thought was right and what was right according to his people It was cool to follow him through Hawan so I could see the structure of the compound, the imaginary waterfall and cool holograms That said, I think the nature environment surrounding Alana drew me in to her side of the story than the rigid compound of Hawan I have to confess I am not a hard science fiction reader, so I do get a little lost when descriptions get lengthy to explain and somehow convince the the reader of the possibility that things can actually happen The one problem I did have with the book were too many secondary characters With science fiction fantasy like this, the names are already unusual and difficult to keep track of at first when you are getting to know them There were so many introduced in the first chapter, I got lost for a bit, but definitely found my way into an amazing story The author s descriptive and colorful visuals drew me into each and every scene.Recommendation Colony Earth goes well with a power bar if you read, you ll understand why, oh and mead This book is well polished and I highly recommend it for sci fantasy and medium to hard science fiction readers.

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    Lil and his guardsmen were sent to primitive Earth to oversee the mining and scientific exploration of the planet for their home world, Alterra While there, they observe the different tribes and societies living on Earth The Alterran s consider the earthlings savages and only a step above animals Losing contact with Alterra, Lil is forced to realize that they are stranded on Earth Going against his strict upbringing to one day be ruler, his father Anu, the current leader, and the Supreme Council, he makes plans to adapt to a life on Earth.The story reminds me of Jean Auel s CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, but thanks goodness, not all that overly descriptive claptrap The plot advances along very well, and you can feel Lil s dilemma over his duty as the next Supreme Leader and trying to save his race And then Alana s uncertainty about aligning her people with Lil s The author does a very good job of bringing to life Alterra s culture and how Lil s clan of En came into power Makes me see how we re falling into that same type of trap in real life.She is also knowledgeable in the effects of solar weather on the planetary core and mantle, causing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions I like her reference to Atlantis and how any surviving residents would have been taken in by the primitive tribes My only point of contention was that the earthlings seemed to adapt and not question the technology that Lil s people used Like Maya picking up the binoculars to look through How would she know how to look out of them let along how to adjust them Also, their vocabulary is too far advanced for people living in huts made with animal skins and bones and using bones and stone for knives.There were a lot of characters introduced throughout the story with some very strange names I did get confused over the names Yamin, one of the guardsmen, and Yanni, one of Alana s tribe The rest of names fell into place with the people they represented.I enjoyed the writing style and the author left enough questions at the end to want to read the next book I did find several proofreading errors, like missing words or misspelled words Also, some of the paragraphs could have been formatted better Some conversations were not separated by paragraphs.I really liked the book and would highly recommend I give this book 4 stars

  7. says:

    Colony Earth, by Regina Joseph, is extremely well written This author has the vocabulary and the skill to wield it wisely The novel is evenly paced, and maintained my attention throughout Joseph has crafted a finely layered narrative in which the setting is ancient Earth, but into which she beautifully blends the Alterrans, an advanced civilization that has existed for centuries on this ancient Earth undetected Joseph writes skillfully and deftly about the interplay between men and women, and about the camaraderie among militant men In pointing up the various shortsighted principles of the advanced Alterran civilization, she makes adroit observations about our modern world and its laws and social s What makes this a 5 star novel is the way in which it allegorically exposes facets of the ancient Earth culture that are in fact wiser than the technically advanced Alterran culture Wonderful science fiction, wonderfully told I WILL be purchasing the second novel in this series, which is currently available on .com.William Bryan Millerauthor of the multiple 5 star awarded Kyrathaba Rising

  8. says:

    Colony Earth The Alterran Legacy Series by Regina M Joseph is an interesting amalgamation of cultures, time frames, ancient religious figures and extraterrestrial beings that has a lot of potential The story line is intriguing and many of the details are well thought out and consistent with the genre The writing itself needed some polishing as there were often point of view shifts that were difficult to follow and some of the characterizations didn t seem to match up well For instance, the main character Alana, presumably from the advanced culture of Atlantis, seemed overly juvenile in personal situations while completely unfazed by the arrival of alien ships in her world of perception If this was purposeful, it didn t seem consistent On the other hand, the character of Lil was balanced and interesting Overall, however, the story was good and I look forward to reading the sequel.

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    The story is set in a prehistoric background, when people were dependent on hunting and agriculture for their food, and lived a life comparable to stone age From some other planet, a flotilla of space ships with hundreds of aliens, akin to earth people in appearance, but having highly advanced technology, lands on earth and remains invisible to earth people for many months carrying out their research work Due to a problem on their own planet, they are unable to return, then they have to learn hunting for their survival Hunting is done with highly advanced technology and during the process Lil, son of the leader of Aliens gets acquainted with Alana, daughter of head of a clan on earth Their love story is fantastic and the way it has been told in the background of a science fiction, forces you to keep reading the book till the end.

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    I do believe we have stonepunkReminiscent of Jean Auel s Clan of the Cave Bear series, but without the excessive, often repetitive descriptions or the gratuitous sex The story, of course, differs greatly for Ms Joseph s alternative history includes spaceships, aircraft and portals The decline of a stagnant civilisation and the rise of a new one The lengths to which some people will go to survive or achieve power Oh, and the awkwardness of men who ve never had to court a woman They can blow up a comet but they re as tongue tied as a teenage boy at his first school dance when faced with an attractive girl I really enjoyed this story and I m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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