Thanks to the book review blog, Reading Frenzy, for a 5-star review of Worlds Apart.
I don’t normally read Sci-Fi books, too weird or the character names are 27 letters long and lack any vowels. But D.H. Kay has written a sci fi book I think any reader would enjoy.
Worlds Apart is split between two characters who are literally “worlds apart” Roger has found himself far from home in a place where he can only trust himself.
Bill, while still safely on planet Earth, is no better off than Roger as he too is under attack. I don’t like to give anything away in my reviews so let me just say this is a well written and wonderful action sci-fi story! Like all science fiction there is some technical over my head jargon but for the most part it is just a great story full of action and wild unpredictability that left me turning pages well past bedtime.Worlds Apart is engageing and a pleasure to read!
I loved every minute of it, I hope this author has more works coming soon in the future!
Here’s a link to the book on Amazon.
A big thumbs up to the Farrelly Brothers for the Three Stooges movie. The actors were all dead on and the Farrellys did the Stooges right. Where I saw it, the entire audience was laughing out loud
My bracket has been busted in half, but I’m still rooting for OSU and UNC.
What I’m reading right now: 11/22/63 By Stephen King, which is about a man who finds a portal back to 1958 and decides to prevent the Kennedy Assassination.
Also read the a biography of Fall River, Mass basketball star Chris Herren and his harrowing tale about how addiction ruined his life and career.
In December I finished the 7th Harry Potter book, the Deathly Hollows. I read them all, 1-7, in 2011. My favorites were 4 (Goblet of Fire), 6 (Half Blood Prince), and 7 (Deathly Hollows).
Up ahead, a patch of the yellowish sky turned gray and mean. The mild temperatures suddenly grew downright cold and the wind started picking up.
“Get down,” shouted Manny, as he hopped off his ride and took cover behind it. Roger and Jill did the same. Overhead, the storm appeared to be confined to that one gray patch in the sky. The yellow sky all around it was mild and undisturbed. It was probably a mile away, but it looked much closer as they could actually see the lightning bolts and what looked like a funnel forming in the sky. It was like a little tornado that wasn’t moving. Yet, from their bunker they could even feel the wind blowing from this angry little spot in the sky. Roger had never seen such a bizarre weather pattern in his life, or had he? Was this what happened to the sky up off the coast of Maine those many years ago? Was this what Jill’s airplane got sucked into?
Then they saw something fall out of the sky followed by a loud crash that echoed across the tundra. Just like that, that little nasty storm was gone and the sky was all yellow again.
Roger pulled out his high-powered binoculars and peered up ahead to see what had made that crashing sound. It sounded like a car accident and as Roger surveyed the wreckage, he saw that it indeed was two large steel objects, but they weren’t cars. They looked like containers of some sort. And there were several of them strewn about the area.
They hopped back on their rides and galloped up to the spot, where they saw the containers, which actually looked like dumpsters. There were dozens of them all over the area.
The travelers dismounted and warily poked around. Some of the dumpsters were toppled over and they could see that they were indeed filled with garbage. It wasn’t anything like used Hungry Man dinner trays or Styrofoam cups, stuff that you might find in his garbage can. These dumpsters were filled with mostly metal and synthetic objects. There were things that looked like old furniture, tons of little discs, things that sort of looked like handheld communication devices with screens on the front. There were also things made of wood and fabric, but none of it looked familiar.
There was also sealed containers of what looked like liquid waste and food waste.
But as he pawed through one of the containers, he came across something that did look familiar, a book! It was a hardcover book with pages made out of some kind of synthetic material that was very thin, but stronger than paper. The writing on them was unintelligible to him, written in some script and language that he had never seen before. As he thumbed through the pages he came to a section with pictures of people. But they were certainly not human. They were all very slim and tall with a small head and long arms. One was dressed in very tight clothes, and posing on a stage, with other beings behind it, looking up at it. Roger flipped through the pages and came across more pictures of these slim Jims doing various things, sitting on furniture, holding strange things, casually conversing with one another. They all wore clothes, too. In one photo, it actually looked like one of the Slim Jims was smoking something. In another, one was shoving food into a little round hole that must have been his mouth.
“This is garbage, interstellar garbage,” barked Jill, perusing her own pile of junk not too far from Roger.
Manny was not interested in rummaging through some other races trash. He just kept looking up at the sky.
“Someone is dumping their trash on this planet through some kind of portal,” Manny declared. Judging by all the dumpsters, it’s been kind of a regular thing for a while.
Roger didn’t even acknowledge Manny, he couldn’t stop looking through the book.
Worlds Apart got a great review, 4.5 out of 5 stars, from book review site, Living, Learning, and Loving Life (www.livinglearninglovinglife.com).
here’s an excerpt:
It doesn’t take the author long to get to all the action in Worlds Apart, and it doesn’t stop moving until the end. The story switches back and forth from Roger’s time on Planet Wherever (it takes him a while to find someone who can tell him where he is) and Bill’s life on Earth. Roger is dealing with strange creatures and warring factions. Bill is also running for his life, but all his creatures have two legs.
Kay is a fabulous story teller and I didn’t want to put my Kindle down until I finished the book. I don’t mind a little foreshadowing, but I prefer a story to be unpredictable. This one is completely unpredictable. Roger and Bill have to figure out what to do and who to trust when it seems like every one is out to get them.
Here’s a link to the review on Amazon.
Elizabeth Paine sits in the dark in the living room of her sprawling mansion on Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina coast, the home she earned as a result of her “sentence” of marriage to the lewd and adulterous Jordie Paine for way too many years. But the mansion is a dubious prize as she longs to return to her native Germany and away from the boorish American “hillbillies,” as she calls them, that she is forced to interact with here.
The only light in the room comes flickering off the blaring television and from the end of her long cigarette. Will, the 24-year old son of Jordie and Elizabeth sits on the couch on the other side of the room on the edge of his seat, watching the latest news update about his dad. Elizabeth is sitting back, annoyed by all the media attention her ex is getting.
“Sources say the office of the missing Senator was trashed just before he disappeared,” said Will, repeating what the newscaster was saying. “You think the old man was kidnapped?”
“Puh-lease,” said Elizabeth, sitting up to light another cigarette. She puts the new cigarette in her mouth, not realizing at first that she already was smoking one. She takes both cigarettes out of her mouth momentarily, looks at them as they rest between her index and middle fingers, and then puts them both back in her mouth and takes a long drag. “The media is just looking for some juicy details. He wrecked that office himself. If he had even the slightest setback—like lose a game of computer solitaire or fail to complete the TV Guide crossword puzzle—he’d trash his office. I know, I heard the clod up wailing and ranting on a regular basis,” she said. “The odds that he was kidnapped are about as high as the odds that I’ll be struck dead by lightning.”
Will covers his head with both arms, as if shielding himself from a lightning bolt.
Here is the latest update on Worlds Apart. It is now available on the Barnes and Noble Nook. Click the link to go to the Woirlds Apart page in the Nook store.
Now, Worlds Apart can be purchased on all the major e-readers, including the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and Barnes and Noble Nook.
Here’s the latest place that Worlds Apart has turned up, the Sony Reader Store, where it can be downloaded and read on a Sony Reader. Click the link or go to http://ebookstore.sony.com/ and search for Worlds Apart.
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