Earth's Ultimate Conflict

A Gray Guardian Series

Fiction - Science Fiction
404 Pages
Reviewed on 08/20/2015
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Author Biography

Kathy Porter grew up in Endicott, New York, the birthplace of IBM and only a short distance from where one of her favorite TV series creators, Rod Serling, was raised. Kathy’s lifelong interest in science fiction ignited when her father, a science teacher, showed her craters on the moon and taught her about the constellations. She grew up watching science fiction movies and TV shows. Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles was her first delve into a science fiction novel, and she has been hooked ever since.

“I think I was born telling stories” Kathy explained during a recent interview. “As second to the oldest of seven children, the girls all slept in one bedroom. I loved making up bedtime stories with an eerie edge to frighten my sisters: tales about fairies, leprechauns, and aliens.”

In September of 1961, reports of Barney and Betty Hill’s alien abduction claims took the media by storm. Kathy has been fascinated by their story of science fiction turned reality and “are we alone?”

“The concept of the Gray Guardians Series initially came to me in a dream that lingered in my mind for hours. Finally I told my husband about it over coffee and explained to him that if it were a book, I would love to read it. He said, ‘If you want to read it, you have to write it.’ With his encouragement and support, Earth’s Ultimate Conflict came to fruition. That’s how the Gray Guardians Series began.”

Science fiction fans of all ages are applauding the appearance of this bold new voice for the genre.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite

Kathy Porter's debut series, Earth's Ultimate Conflict, introduces us to the existence of alien life forms from other solar systems. The greenhouse effect, of which we are all well aware, is causing extreme climatic changes and seismic activity. Humans are becoming ill and weak. Humanity's worst nightmare is coming true! The planet is stricken by natural disasters; thousand of people become ill; Earth's crust shakes with seismic activity and the swirling currents in the atmosphere reach hurricane force. Humans are weak and lethargic, struggling to survive in this shattered, confusing, and downright frightening new world.

Survival is a daily struggle. UFOs are invading, people are being abducted. Confusion and fear reign supreme. Stories and accounts of aliens and abductees, which we have all heard and read, have been carefully researched and used to weave an intricate and complex tale of intergalactic intrigue, and the inability of Earth to protect itself from extremely advanced alien civilizations, some good, some bad. How would we know their real intentions if an alien race approached us with offers to help? What would you do? An alien species, the Grays, offer to protect humans from the toxic environment. The Grays, however, may have an ulterior motive. The Guardians, another alien species, believe so and tell a different story. Who is to be believed? The Grays are an extremely advanced race and the Guardians have a struggle on their hands if they wish to convince the human race of their pure motives.

Kathy Porter's book, Earth's Ultimate Conflict, is the first in what promises to be an interesting series. In the first part of the book, it seems confusing as there were many characters to introduce and it is difficult to keep track. Don't give up! It is worth reading and trying to memorize the introductory section where all the characters and worlds are listed and described. The book settles and becomes hard to put down! Humor, romance, intrigue, suspense, fear, and confusion abound within the humans and this makes for a scintillating read! A great idea, a novel approach, and some interesting theories.