The Blind Alien
The Beta Earth Chronicles Book 1
by Wesley Britton
Genre: SciFi Fantasy
“The Blind Alien is a story with a highly original concept, fascinating
characters, and not-too-subtle but truthful allegories. Don’t let the
sci-fi label or alternate Earth setting fool you–this is a
compelling and contemporarily relevant story about race, sex, and
social classes.”–Raymond Benson, Former James Bond novelist and
author of the Black Stiletto books
Told with one of the most original styles you’ll ever experience, The
Blind Alien begins when Dr. Malcolm Renbourn, a young history
teacher, walks into an ordinary bank on an ordinary day. Suddenly, he
feels excruciating pain. Unexpectedly, he loses his sight and
discovers he has been drawn against his will across the multi-verse
to a slave-holding country on a parallel earth. He doesn’t understand
a single word he hears, but he soon learns Betan scientists hope his
body carries the cure to an ancient plague that kills 3out
of 4 male babies their first year.
Branded state property, he must escape, but where can a blind man in a
strange world dominated by desperate scientists run? And on a world
where polygamy is the norm, how can a fugitive alien adapt into
becoming the husband of five independent wives who never expected to
be the mothers of a generation a planet hopes carry the genes that
will change everything? How can Tribe Renbourn survive the aftermath
of a catastrophic explosion that kills thousands?
And that’s just part of the story.
“A most commendable and unique novel. I can honestly say I have not come
across anything quite like it. The Blind Alien follows the life of an
unremarkable man who by some twist of fate is pulled from his world,
into that of one parallel . . . What follows is a story of rebellion,
politics, love, science, and religion . . . without a doubt, this is
an admirably well crafted piece of work, that was both entertaining
and very thought provoking.”–Tosin
Coker, author of The Chronicles of Zauba’ah
Blind Alien is free on KU and only 99c to buy.
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary universe revealed by the most original
storytelling you’ll ever experience. “Science fiction yes, but so
Besides his 33 years in the classroom, Dr. Wesley Britton considers his
Beta-Earth Chronicles the most important work he’s ever done. “I
suppose an author profile is intended to be a good little biography,”
Britton says, “but the best way to know who I am is to read my novels.”
Still, a few things you might like to know about Wes include the fact he’s
the author of four non-fiction books on espionage in the media, most
notably The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009). Beginning in 1983, he
was a widely published poet, article writer for a number of
encyclopedias, and was a noted scholar of American literature. Since
those days, for sites like BlogCritics.org and BookPleasures.com,
Britton wrote over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. For seven
years, he was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents for which
he contributed celebrity interviews with musicians, authors, actors,
and entertainment insiders.
Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles,
debuted with The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016, four sequels followed
including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an
Alien, and The Third Earth. Return to Alpha will be the sixth volume
of this multi-planetary epic.
Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of
North Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community
College until his retirement in 2016. He serves on the Board of
Directors for Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania. He lives with
his one and only wife, Betty, in Harrisburg, PA.
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