Amidst Alien Stars

Milijun Book 2

Fiction - Science Fiction
321 Pages
Reviewed on 11/05/2019
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Author Biography

As a youngster growing up in the cobbled streets of Stockport, UK, Clayton Graham read a lot of science fiction. He loved the ‘old-school’ masters such as HG Wells, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov and John Wyndham. As he left those formative years behind, he penned short stories when he could find a rare quiet moment amidst life’s usual distractions.

He settled in Victoria, Australia, in 1982. A retired aerospace engineer who worked in structural design and research, Clayton has always had an interest in science fiction and where it places humankind within a universe we are only just starting to understand.

Clayton loves animals, including well behaved pets, and all the natural world, and is a member of Australian Geographic.

Combining future science with the paranormal is his passion. Milijun, his first novel, was published in 2016. Second novel, Saving Paludis, was published in 2018. They are light years from each other, but share the future adventures of mankind in an expansive universe as a common theme.

The sequel to Milijun, entitled Amidst Alien Stars will be released in late 2019.

In between novels Clayton has published Silently in the Night, a collection of short stories where, among many other adventures, you can sympathize with a doomed husband, connect with an altruistic robot, explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.

He hopes you can share the journeys.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Amidst Alien Stars is a work of action-packed science fiction penned by author Clayton Graham, which forms the second book in the Milijun Series. In this thrilling sequel, we find protagonist Laura Sinclair and her son Jason as the victims of abduction, part of a pool of desperate human subjects who are to play a part in an alien race’s deadly plot. In this unfamiliar and unforgiving world, the humans set out to forge a safe future for themselves and that of their planet, but to do so requires the skills to solve the mystery of the conflicting aliens all around them. Discovering their true desires may be more truth than these humans can handle.

Author Clayton Graham has created a superbly exciting sequel in the throes of deep space, which encompasses the best qualities of both space opera personal dramas and the hard science fiction of alien wars and political battles. On the one hand, you have Laura and her fellow humans, terrified and determined to survive, who are portrayed with realistic grit and terror, their atmosphere oppressive and dark. On the other, we look into the wider world of the races that seek to control those alien stars and the worlds that look upon them, with a plot structure that makes good sense and leaves lots of room for twists, disasters, and dangers of its own. In this combination, Amidst Alien Stars becomes a fully rounded work of science fiction that is sure to tick the boxes for many fans of the genre: a recommended read.