The Fight for Immortality

Fiction - Science Fiction
576 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2013
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Author Biography

Peter Arthur was born in Australia where he lived until the age of 17. At that time his family came to the United States. He spent his last year of high school at Granite High in Salt Lake City. He did not go to college. In '79 he moved to Los Angeles. Over the ensuing years he worked as a workers comp fraud investigator (wasn't any good at tailing cars) and other jobs until he finally settled on sales. Mr Arthur has been on the road as a salesman for many years and had many adventures while making a living. He has traveled to most of the lower 48 and Hawaii at one time or another. In 1988 Peter had a very vivid dream. This dream became the basis for the interstellar culture called the "Directory of Stars and Planets" or more simply the Directory. Soon after this life changing dream he decided to write and set out on a long journey through classic literature. His goal was to find out what the best authors in the world did that made them the best. He returned to his first love, Science Fiction, and discovered that even though the genre was often out shone in pure writing quality SciFi still held a wide margin for its creativity. His first book entitled "The Fight for Immortality" is now available on Amazon/Kindle.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Appealing to the masses and especially to the youth of the world through the promise of adventure, education, and a future with endless possibilities, an alien force has easily began to overtake Earth without shedding a drop of blood in The Fight for Immortality by Peter Arthur. Though the aliens have taken on human form and have easily drawn in the vast majority of youth with their extraordinary ability to fulfill the basic desires for a proper lifestyle, career and family goals, there is one youth, Jack Cousins, who isn’t fooled by any of it. With the leaders of the United States government scrambling to get a hold on what is going on and attempt to stop it, Jack not only has the proper amount of skepticism about the true motivations of DE corporation, but has an extraordinary skill of his own that will help him fight back against overwhelming forces. He is forced to accept a challenge which borders on the impossible and he must win the fight for immortality or die in the process.

The Fight for Immortality is a brilliantly thought out novel with enough realism to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Peter Arthur expertly shows how an alien force, understanding the common thinking of humans and the things that it is correct and morally right to pursue, can become not only the stumbling block, but the means of eliminating us. Packed full of suspense, intrigue and realism, it is an enormous comfort that The Fight for Immortality is a work of fiction. I hope.

Tania Staley

Science fiction fans have a new book to enjoy - The Fight for Immortality by Peter Arthur. The latest technological craze on planet Earth is a toy, a harmless entertainment device: a remote control car that is controlled with the mind. People are mesmerized by how easily the device works and the advanced technology Directory Electronics used to create such a device. Then they create a machine that is able to manipulate the weather, and people begin to question where these advancements could possibly come from. Conspiracy theories begin to form. Are these government experiments being unleashed? Is this extraterrestrial technology? Regardless of the answer, people are snatching up the new commodities. Not everyone trusts the company, however. Jack had never felt quite like he belonged, and he felt the same of Directory Electronics. Unable to explain his feelings as more than a deep abiding hunch, he decides to investigate the strange corporation. Little does he know that this will lead to unveiling the presence of alien life on Earth and the answers to his past, a past that spans thousands of years and countless lifetimes.

The Fight for Immortality will have readers turning pages into the wee hours of the night. Peter Arthur’s grasp of world creation is fantastic. The alien culture he has created is vibrant, fascinating, and all-encompassing. Reading this book is a wonderful exploration into an exciting new universe. The action scenes are crisp, the intrigues are compelling, and the romance between Jack and Wendy will have you longing for someone’s hand to hold. Jack is a hero that I truly enjoy following, and I think there is much potential for an entire series of adventures to follow this first book. I highly recommend this book, and I absolutely can’t wait to read more from Peter Arthur.

Jean Hall

Earth's humanity and a young man's heart hangs in the balance. Peter Arthur, in The Fight For Immortality, takes a sparkling and original science fiction plot and gives it a strange and meaningful depth. Sixteen-year-old Jack tries to stay in the background and he has a lovely girlfriend named Wendy. At one baseball game when his team seems destined to lose, some of his special powers are revealed. He fields a ball by jumping higher than humanly possible and then he throws a man out at second base still in mid-air.

Then there is a high-tech child's toy in the parking lot that is suddenly directed by Jack's mind. The new technology called the Thought Activated Circuit is introduced by the sinister Directory. The Directory slowly infiltrates Earth's society and then attempts to dominate it by mind control. But the Crown authority will eventually fight back. The tension mounts as life on Earth may be changed forever.

Peter Arthur builds his story on the shoulders of the brave but shy teen Jack, and then expands it to capture larger events in the universe. The story flows seamlessly with clear and exciting action. I enjoyed the up and down love story between Wendy and Jack. The Fight For Immortality by Peter Arthur explores what it means to be human in this dramatic science fiction scenario. The desire for immortality is just one of the human traits that is laid bare for manipulation by dark and not-so-human forces. Jack becomes a hero, but not without a cost.

Mamta Madhavan

The Fight for Immortality by Peter Arthur is a thriller and a science fiction novel that is challenging and exciting. Jack Cousins is in high school. His family dreams for him and his future are irrelevant. Jack's girlfriend is trapped by promises of adventures that happen beyond the stars. The threat to Earth is growing day by day. When Jack finds out his girlfriend's life is in danger, he decides to accept the challenges and fight to die or for immortality.

This story is gripping and, with the science fiction theme, it will be exciting for most readers. Jack Cousins is an appealing and likable character. The adventure is fast paced and readers will find it difficult to put the book down. The twists, the turns, the sub plots, and all the characters keep the story engaging and add to its depth. The book is brilliant, intriguing, and full of suspense.

The author's creativity and imagination is reflected in the narration and the depiction of the characters. They are wonderful. The concept of immortality, fascinating to anyone, is dealt with skilfully in the story. The saga of Earth adds to the excitement. There is also a romantic angle. Technology comes to the fore while reading this great combination of action, intrigue, romance, and suspense.

Carol van der Meulrn

This is a must read. Great writing, excellent and clever story.