Released November 21, 2016
Press release: New Novel Seeks Meaning in the Face of Disillusionment
Only two decades after first contact, even Earth's people know of Haralahn, the great-fish spiritual leader on distant Ellason. Shawne Oran-ElConn-Grey determines to seek his guidance, as she struggles to tame a haunting disillusionment that followed her home from Earth. Her quest for meaning draws everyone she loves away to the Kuiper Belt and into a genetic mystery on the watery home planet of the ellls.
The fourth novel in Cary Neeper's Archives of Varok series, An Alien’s Quest completes the story of Shawne and her mixed-species family as they search for answers in Ellason's wild seas.
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Funny, exciting, imaginative and contemplative, An Alien’s Quest illuminates many of the challenges that plague contemporary Earthlings while remaining optimistic that not all is lost. An enjoyable and important read.
With winsome humor and scientific scrutiny, Neeper threads the story with the latest in quantum physics and astronomy, while also probing the deepest questions of theology. She draws the reader personally into this quest for big answers through her profoundly unique philosophical connections and whimsical language. Her delightful aliens include us in their very human pursuit of belonging, meaning, and adventure.