Paperback: ISBN 978-1-877557-18-7
US$14.95, 245 pages
eBook: ISBN 978-1-877557-11-8
US$2.99 all formats
Returning is the tale of an alien, exiled to Earth, trying initially to survive, and then to find a way to return to his own kind. In the process he learns as much about himself as he does about human kind.
The nature of the alien provides an opportunity for the reader to look at our world and ourselves with an external and unprejudiced perspective.
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Thomas C. Stone, Author, December 20, 2009
“New Zealand author Pat Whitaker creates a spellbinding science fiction story in RETURNING, delivering an alternative historical narrative based on thought-provoking scenarios. With an intriguing premise, Whitaker takes us from the tundra of Siberia to war torn Europe in a pursuit of rocket technology and Nazi political manipulations. The central character is Arthys, an intelligent alien parasite capable of attaching to any biological lifeform .… more
Cheryl Landmark, February 17, 2011
“First of all, I simply love the cover! It depicts one of my favourite mammals, the wolf, and is very striking. This is a well-written sci/fi story and a fast read. I finished it in one day. There isn’t a lot of dialogue; most of the story is told through the perceptions and thoughts of the alien as he interacts with the humans on Earth, but it’s still very interesting .… more
Sandy (anon), January 01, 2010
“I enjoyed this book, though I got bogged down a bit in the middle, with all of the political manipulation in the German ranks. The ending was surprisingly sweet. I would have liked a little more background about the alien culture I think, just to satisfy my curiosity .… more
Alex Tho, June 17, 2010
“I have really enjoyed reading the book. Found that the perspective and narrative are quite engaging . Being Russian the setting did really strike a cord. Would recommend it to anyone interested in Sci-Fi. A short delightful read.”