'Readers Favorite' & 'PnP Authors' award winning author Deepak Menon returns with his 2nd Science Fiction Novel, a scintillating adventure story of interstellar travel & Alien contact. John Kriel, the indomitable hero of 'Skymerge' arrives at his destination after a decade long voyage across the void of space, to find that the Planet he had chosen as his destinati'Readers Favorite' & 'PnP Authors' award winning author Deepak Menon returns with his 2nd Science Fiction Novel, a scintillating adventure story of interstellar travel & Alien contact. John Kriel, the indomitable hero of 'Skymerge' arrives at his destination after a decade long voyage across the void of space, to find that the Planet he had chosen as his destination was habitable and already inhabited by intelligent beings. Entering the atmosphere he receives a rude shock! His first contact with the beings on the planet is a cannon shot fired at his spacecraft. Escaping, he finds himself in a desolate, uninhabited, frozen place. He finds refuge in an icy cave in a mountain and prepares to survive, knowing that the only food available in that desolate terrain is hunting or fishing. In the meanwhile, the two intelligent and dominant species on the planet throw aside their century old differences, and launch a planet wide search for the Alien craft. Alone, with no means of contacting Earth for support, it is a situation of one man against the entire planet! Will John Kriel be able to survive and keep himself alive till help arrives from Earth?...
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This Science Fiction narrative catches you from the first page and keeps you glued right till the last page - and still leaves you gasping for more.The story-line is simple and masterfully executed. The protagonist John Kriel lands on a planet where the local population is remarkably human (some of them have tails though) and have reached a level of development just slightly behind our present level on Earth. It takes a great writer to create a story that blends the future with the past so simply and beautiful.It is not necessary too read Deepak Menon's earlier book to enjoy this book. The protagonist is the same but the adventure, the story-line is entirely different. There are one or two small references to the planet of the earlier adventure but that does not distract you from the current story.The narrative is tight and always unpredictable - the edge of the seat kind of story. There is plenty of action with the earthlings (aliens for the locals) embroiled in a war between three countries. The story is ideal for making a movie and I am sure someone will make a movie out of this soon enough. But don't wait for that. I recommend that you grab the book and read it now.
The powerful, detailed opening of this Science Fiction adventure introduces the protagonist with an eerily beautiful image: a spacecraft spinning lazily through hyper space, without a sound. Inside, “Only a faint luminescence of LEDs” reveals the craft’s instrument panels, equipment, paraphernalia, and the cylindrical pod with a man inside. John Kriel, a billionaire astronaut/explorer, is apparently lifeless. All of a sudden, lights, panels and monitors switch on, electrical currents run through his body, and he is awakened from a fifteen-year hibernation before landing his space craft on a planet lightyears away from Earth.A sequel to Deepak Menon’s "Skymerge", "Skysplitter" stands well on its own. Obviously written by a lover of science, the gadgets and machines and astro-technology are pure wizardry.Kriel lands in a country called Plethor, where technology is about a hundred years behind present-day Earth. While Kriel sets up camp in a hidden cave, we switch back and forth between the viewpoints of Kriel and the locals, getting an interesting glimpse of an alien nation that sees an Earthling as a great threat. Occasionally, the author provides a tongue-in-cheek commentary from the Plethorian point of view: “The aliens have developed such high technology that they are in the process of exploring the Universe to seek out other intelligent beings to connect with. This is a favorite topic of our science fiction novelists.”In a wildly imaginative way, the Plethorians and Yangars join forces to commandeer the invading species. Snooping Vexvs, hoverbots, dirigibles, and six-limbed Bailors are dispatched to capture the strange “airwagon” that was sighted but seems to have disappeared. One plot twist after another, and Kriel becomes embroiled in a local conflict over oil fields, while back at Earth, his son secretly plans to teleport to Plethor to join him. I especially recommend this book for space nerds who delight in details of quantum travel and the Theory of Relativity, and who would enjoy an endlessly amusing, outer space cast. No graphic violence, no foul language, no sexual content. A light, fresh read with political, social, and ethical themes. Most enjoyable!