. . . you must read the first two books first before this one. . . .
The third book continues Neeper's quest of bringing a palatable model of steady-state economics to the attention of the world. And unlike most other scholars on the subject, she's trying to do it through the application of the system in a fictional world. And unlike most other Science-Fiction writers, she accomplishes her goal with remarkable, robust characters with a similarly developed culture.
... an excellent addition to the series. The novel is filled with captivating characters.... reading the first two books in the series is highly recommended, as they are both great, and will provide useful background to help understand and get into The Alien Effect quicker.
There’s a lot in Cary Neeper’s Archives of Varok novels. They are by turns wondrous, wise, witty, tense and gripping—all in service of a heartfelt environmental polemic. The story they tell is a fresh variation on the age-old science fiction theme of alien first contact.
Cary Neeper's 1975 classic A Place Beyond Man is back—re-released by Penscript Publishing House on November 6, 2014 as The View Beyond Earth. Trade paperback and hardcover editions with cover art painted by the author are available through your local bookstore (via Ingram POD or Espresso Book Machine) and at online booksellers including:
E-pub, Kindle and Nook editions will be on sale in time for holiday reading!
Book I in The Archives of Varok series, The View Beyond Earth introduces human scientist Tandra Grey and all humanity to a new reality as they encounter alien neighbors living in "their" Solar System. Read reviewer comments, preview chapters, and more on The View Beyond Earth book page.
We're thrilled to announce the third novel in Cary Neeper's Archives of Varok series: The Alien Effect, released November 6 by Penscript Publishing House, together with a newly revised edition of book I, The View Beyond Earth. Trade paperback and jacketed hardcover editions are available through your local bookstore (via Ingram POD or Espresso Book Machine) and at online booksellers including:
E-book editions will be out in time for the holidays!
The third title in The Archives of Varok series, The Alien Effect returns to a much changed 21st Century Earth with the mixed-species cast from the previous novel, Nautilus silver medalist The Webs of Varok. Hoping to help humanity rebuild, Shawne and her alien family face unexpected lessons in love and humanity, unaware of the long-term consequences of their collision with life on Earth.
For reviewer comments, excerpts, preview chapters, and more, see The Alien Effect's home page.