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Anomaly [Kindle Edition]

Peter Cawdron
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Anomaly examines the prospect of an alien intelligence discovering life on Earth. The technological gulf between mankind and the alien species is measured in terms of millions of years. The only way to communicate is using science, but not everyone is so patient.

Mankind's first contact with an alien intelligence is far more radical than anyone has ever dared imagine. With a technological gap of millions of years, mankind is barely able to recognise the arrival of an alien space craft outside the gates of the United Nations in New York.

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About the Author

Peter Cawdron was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent most of his adult life living in Australia, the United States and Scotland. Peter writes science fiction, specialising in action/adventure and hard science novels. His début novel, Anomaly, jumped into the top 100 best sellers for High Tech Science Fiction within days of being released and rose into the top 10 for over a month. Peter lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children. http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Cawdron at Smashwords (20 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OJF0ZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter was born and raised in New Zealand, travelled to the US and Scotland for several years, before settling in Australia.

Peter writes science fiction, specialising in action/adventure and hard science novels. His début novel, Anomaly, jumped into the top 100 best sellers for High Tech Science Fiction within days of being released and rose into the top 10 for over a month. With over a hundred review comments, from a wide variety of perspectives, Anomaly continues to stir the imagination of readers.

Galactic Exploration represents a return to the classic science fiction of the 50s, with a series of related novellas making up a grand story of exploration.

Monsters is a dystopia look at the value of reading in society

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and readable 14 Dec 2012
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The plot has an original begining and moves along nicely. Tha characters are well drawn mature and believable. Would an alien device whose main purpose is to make contact behave so mysteriously though? For mature readers there is a bit too much sermonising at a fairly simplistic level but I very much sympathised and agreed with the general phylosophy although i would not be quite as cynical about the human race .
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice balance of science and characterisation 12 Nov 2012
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I enjoyed this book: the author seemingly put effort into not only fleshing out the characters and their various relationships but also in getting the science right.

I felt it came across as a political thriller based around a sci-fi plot: it's essentially a book about how the world reacts to an advanced alien species visiting the Earth. There more to it than that though, and the discussions it presents around humanity and our footprint are interesting.

All in all I enjoyed it, and it's new ending is a welcome improvement.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid, intelligent Sci-Fi 4 Dec 2011
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I enjoyed this short, independently written novella. Good writing, a good premise, and characters I wanted to know more about. I found I didn't like the ending as much as the rest of the book (I shan't spoil it for reader, though).
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The first thing we look for in good science fiction is originality. Anomaly by Peter Cawdron achieves that and much, much more. It eloquently describes one possible scenario for first contact with an alien civilization. Another great concept of good science fiction (or good fiction in any genre) is to see the average person become the hero. In Anomaly, the hero is just your average science teacher; someone who has a passion for science and that helps him to solve one of the great mysteries of mankind. This is the stuff that classic science fiction cinema is made of. But alas, Hollywood has lost their way and will probably never stumble upon this sleeping blockbuster.

I don’t think an alien civilization would have any frame of reference for the basic concept of the alien-to-human communication in this wonderful story. However, the science in the book shouldn’t be over-analyzed. That’s why we call it science FICTION. It should be just plain fun and it is. Have fun, get this book and enjoy.
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This is a relaxing read with good character and relationship development. It has you wondering what direction it is heading. The ending is a little strange but very appropriate to the story so don't be put off when you read this elsewhere - it couldn't have a different conclusion. I would recommend this book to all. The only reason I have dropped the score a bit is because of the similarity of part of the plot to that of other books - ENJOY
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