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Backyard Aliens (Neil and Mavra Adventure Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Terry Persun

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Book Description

A pair of intriguing aliens pull at the hearts and minds of Neil and Mavra while the government is bent on research and analysis.

Terry Persun’s latest science fiction novel explores the idea of alien contact through his main characters’ Neil and Mavra Altman—a detective who can think independently from both sides of his brain and the professional psychic he’s married to. After two young boys find what they believe is a dinosaur egg, the military gets involved immediately. When aliens emerge from the eggs, Neil and Mavra are struck with a moral decision whether to allow the military to analyze the aliens or to help the aliens go free. Their travels eventually take them to Area 51, where Neil and Mavra are forced to come up with a foolproof plan.

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She didn’t look back from then on.

She held the aliens tightly and rounded the corner. Neil stood inside the building and took her arm and led her to a running jeep. “In the back and under that blanket,” he said as he helped her climb in. Mavra lay on her back and the aliens didn’t move. She couldn’t help wondering how they could possibly trust humans after what they’d been through the last few days. Perhaps they knew there were good ones and bad ones. Perhaps they understood the difference between humane interaction and scientific research. Whatever it was, they held to her. Not moving and not talking, just still.

She heard Neil say, “Nice night,” to the guards as they passed through the main gate.

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About the Author

Terry Persun is an award winning, bestselling writer. He has worked as an engineer, an electronics technician, and an airborne navigation specialist. Using his extensive technical knowledge, Terry produces articles about the latest technology for trade journals. He writes fiction in many genres, but particularly enjoys writing science fiction because it allows him to blend his technical and creative writing skills. His utopian/dystopian novel CATHEDRAL OF DREAMS won a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist Award, and his historical novel, SWEET SONG, won a Silver International IPPY Award. REVISION 7:DNA is the first novel in the Neil and Mavra Sci-Fi Adventure series. BACKYARD ALIENS is book two in the Neil and Mavra Adventure series which started with the novel REVISION 7:DNA that came out last year. As an engineer, Terry enjoys exploring the idea of robots, time travel, and alien contact. His interest in science and technology never takes from his ability to write characters that jump off the page.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2998 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope (30 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HMCE5LE
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,300,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quick, fun read 15 Mar. 2014
By Shay Y. West - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read the first book of the Neil and Mavra series and really enjoyed it. And while this book was okay, I felt that it could have been longer. For me, things almost moved too fast and I was left wanting more. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. This books ends on sort of a cliffhanger which I actually LOVE in books and will definitely read the next book to see what happens. I want to know more about the "backyard aliens", where they come from and what their plans are.
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the Worst Books I've Read in a Long Time 13 Feb. 2014
By Rob - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my Kindle because I had read it's precursor, "Revision 7: DNA" and found it to be a quick, enjoyable read. The first novel contained some interesting and plausable sci-fi ideas (i.e. how a sentient artificially intelligent being might think and operate, how time travel may be possible, etc.) and had an interesting storyline.

This sequel has neither of these elements. It reads more like a poorly thought out action movie from the 1980's than a well-researched sci-fi novel. I doubt the author took much time to write and edit this book, as the story line is choppy and there is no depth to the characters whatsoever. The kindle version also contained numerous typos, which I think is unacceptable for a nationally published book.

This book had two redeeming qualities, in that it was short (so I didn't have to suffer through it for very long) and cheap (so I only wasted three dollars on this junk).
4.0 out of 5 stars Just finished Backyard Aliens! 11 Feb. 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Just finished Backyard Aliens! It kept me moving along wit interest but I have to say that I was left wondering about the aliens. I wanted to know more. Wanted to be surprised more by things they know or do. You hinted at it. I enjoyed the first book more but had the same feeling with this book that you could have said more as you had my attention.
5.0 out of 5 stars The "eyes" have it. 7 Feb. 2014
By Susan Wingate - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love Mr. Persun's characters. They're always quirky and smart and often sexy. When scientists find an object at an archaeological dig, they realize that the find might be something living. Is it an egg or simply an odd rock. When the military gets involved Neil and Mavra are faced with an ethical dilemma and a choice to either preserve life or turn their backs and let the military destroy it. Great storytelling from a modern-day master. Terry Persun's BACKYARD ALIENS is a definite must-read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Following of the great book 13 Jan. 2014
By Patrycja Polczyk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
** spoiler alert ** How do I feel about this book... Well, it's a second part of Neil and Mavra adventures, which has started in Revision 7: DNA. I loved the first book and it really made me think about many things, especially about post humanism, changes and so on. This book focuses more on Mavra, who is helping scientists and army to figure out what is this thing they have just found in the backyard. Well, it quickly turns out what it is and I think titles gives away most of it. We have small and fairly cute, but also smart aliens. They run away, then they are caught by army and there's quarantine and another escape. All ends well. Good for them. My problem is - this story is really good and has potential, it was page turner actually. But it's too short. There's not enough information about the aliens and while I enjoyed their dialogues, I think it's not even close to being enough. In his previous book, Persun went much deeper into androids emotions and thoughts, which was amazing. This book is too shallow. It made me think about how nasty people can be to others, not only to aliens, but that's still not enough for me... I'm looking for next book, though :)
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