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Outside Context Problem

Outside Context Problem [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Nuttall
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When a UFO crashes near a top secret military base, the American Government realises that aliens have been spying on the human race for years. But even as they rush to unlock the technological secrets in the alien craft, the aliens launched the first step in their plan to invade the Earth and enslave the human race. With a giant mothership approaching the planet and the inhabitants promising peace and plenty, humanity must defeat a vastly superior foe with uncertain motives or lose its freedom forever.

On one side, a powerful alien force…

On the other side, a divided humanity…

The battle for Earth has begun.

(Book One of a three-part series.)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1228 KB
  • Print Length: 547 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009TR6VXU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,399 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published ten novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his partner, muse, and critic Aisha.

Christopher's novel, The Royal Sorceress, will be published by Elsewhen Press in paperback in Feb.

Chris has a blog where he published updates, snippets and world-building notes at and a website at

As a matter of principle, all of Chris's self-published Kindle books are DRM-free.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 24 Oct 2012
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Believable alien contact is one of my favourite subject matter and Iam always on the lookout for new authors, however the books still need to be well written, of decent book length and the right price.

I first came across this author when I read his book 'Invasion' which is also an excellent read, I couldn't believe the value for money aganist some of the rubbish kindle books out there which where higher priced and poorly written.

This book is the first one in the Trilogy of what happens when a superior race comes to Earth and wants the planet for themselves, if you like that sort of book you will love this.

My only comment being from the UK is that I hope in the coming books what happens in the rest of the world is included, its briefly touched on in this book and I have no problem with that as at the end of the day its a US book for a US market.

An excellent read and one that I couldn't put down, please Mr Nuttall release the sequel ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Mr G
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I found this book really gripping. As other reviewers have noted all the action is very believable. It strikes the right balance between the aliens being technologically advanced but still being subject to basic physics and therefore human weaponry! It is one of the few novels where humans give a good account of ourselves without resorting to ridiculous hero tropes or unbelievable weaknesses in the aliens.

I have only given it four stars due to the odd typo and, to my eye, the too often repetition of certain phrases and memes, which detracts a little from the overall writing which is very good.

I got the book while it was free, but was so impressed I'll be heading to the author's website to donate. I await the next installment of the trilogy impatiently.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Outside Context Problem 13 Nov 2012
By HJP129
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very very long winded but I stuck with it as I thought it had potential, if there is a follow up it needs to pick up the pace
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-Fi Trilogy - Very Enjoyable 8 Nov 2014
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Great Trilogy. One slight criticism... the author repeats a few things a bit to much through each book.. not sure if he is thinking people will read each book in isolation so each book needs to restate key elements? It gets a little tedious - but not much though :-) ), but all in all a very thrilling read (especially for the pennies being charged for the kindle versions).
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Oops! Made a mistake and put in my review of this book as a review of The Trojan Horse (which I haven't as yet read) for this book, which I reviewed through sheer boredom halfway through.

As it happens Outside Context Problem turns out to be a decent story - once you've nearly reached the end. Restored my faith in Christopher Nuttall as a page turning author. Just a pity about all the flannel for nearly three quarters of the book. I ended up skipping page after page as I am SO not interested in the make up of the American military services or the various characters' deep background history. He's come up with an invasion idea which he perceives could be true, hitting America as the "most important country in the world" first before the baddie aliens turn to the rest of Earth. True America has more armaments, more people, more everything so odds are they would try and knock them out first, and good ol' American know how will doubtless knock them back in the next books. If you want a quick read don't bother.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A decently told tale but overlong. 29 Jun 2014
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I have read several tales by this author and whilst they are generally well written he can be rather laborious at times. I am a fairly quick reader but I found myself skipping irrelevant sections just to end chapters. I have downloaded the next two volumes I hope they are not as long winded as the first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi for the fans. 23 Mar 2014
By Delf
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Nuttall does it again, another very readable sci-to book,good characters,enjoyable premise and tight storyline. Looking forward to reading the next book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 14 Feb 2014
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Gripping story, really enjoyed it, already started on the second. makes you think how we would cope with shock and awe from a technologically superior foe. There are so many
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but needs better editing
The Outside Context Problem trilogy is an epic, enjoyable and very believable depiction of a hostile alien force coming into contact with humanity. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Tralfamadore
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a very entertaining read
I found all the books in the trilogy good, unputdownable reads, they entertained and had that quality of almost unstoppable page turning excitement. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Coward
2.0 out of 5 stars A tad too patriotic...
Christopher Nuttall's Outside Context Problem is the story of an alien invasion, specifically, an alien invasion of the USA. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ms S. J. Burden
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazon
Published 16 months ago by Colin T.
3.0 out of 5 stars Original twist to an exciting genre
Fast paced, well thought out invasion story. Especially appreciated the international politics, made for a more realistic story. Looking forward to the next installment.
Published 17 months ago by JoeG
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Chris Nuttall
Like all of Mr Nuttalls books availale on Kindle this one is great value for money. I have noted another critic rightfully pointing out a similar concept involving Falling Skies,... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. G. D. Cheal
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
Entertaining and a novel twist on alien invasion plots - did seem to drag a little from time to time , but that may be because I was trying to see where the story went and got... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable plot slightly spoiled by excessive memes
Constant sci-fi name-dropping lets down an otherwise enjoyable read. One or two sly in-jokes would be fine, but the constant referencing of films and books got a little weary... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr James
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