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Reviewed by Juli Williamson for Readers' Favorite
Unearthly Tales From Space by John Sparks is a great sci-fi tale with a twist. It is set in the United States in 1959 and the beginnings of space exploration, encompassing deep space and an alien radio signal from our own moon. Dr. Robert Guttenberg is director of research for the National Aeronautics Research Consortium and he is tapped by the American government to research the unknown signal. Dr. Guttenberg enlists the help of Dr. Sing Howell to break the code. Sparks fly between the two science nerds. We also follow the journey of Anna Urisa and her crew from the planet Arseina. How will the two groups meet? Do we have anything in common and can we help each other?
Anyone that loves the idea of alien life forms, government secrets, and space travel will enjoy this tale. John Sparks with Unearthly Tales From Space has made the sci-fi novel understandable and relatable to everyone. Characters are likeable and nerdy without leaving a reader floundering through unknown science terms. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing and the plot of this novel. It was not so technical that I could not follow it but had enough science to create a realistic background for the story to unfold. The separate paths that each species followed to create the signal that has our government scrambling for answers and the unexpected meeting of the two different species was clear and reasonable.I wish there had been a little bit more to enjoy.