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The Arrival (Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict #1)

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Jonathan Doors. A man at the head of the world's largest corporation, Doors International. A man of wealth and power, with the resources to change the world. A man whose life is about to change forever.

In the early days of the twenty-first century, The Earth stands still to hear the message: "We are the Companions...."

The Taelons have arrived from beyond the stars on missi
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2000 by Tor Books (first published December 17th 1999)
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Adrian Anderson
Mar 31, 2011 Adrian Anderson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I am an Earth: Final Conflict fanatic. I have all the DVDs and still watch them. I believe the strength of the series was in its unique approach in that it showed US through objective alien eyes. The focus was on EARTH not the stars. Too bad the potential was never realized to the max. Same with this book.

It was so devoid of strong plot lines. I felt almost NONE of the strength of character of Jonathan Doors which we have come to know and love in the series. His father's story was not captivatin
Jul 18, 2012 João rated it it was ok

It's a ok book for a sci-fi story but as part of the universe of earth final conflict tv show is simpy bad with the characters and taelons being profoundly different from the show, to make it worst most of the book is told my doors father past which is plain uninteresting.
Apr 26, 2009 Lena rated it liked it
I wish I had noticed that it was about a TV show before I read it...but it was good. It was Sci-Fi, which is what I needed at the time. Also, he seems like a good writer. I'll have to read more of his.
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I'm a huge Saberhagen fan and I loved this book! I only wish he had written the others in the series. I never watched the show so rated it based on the book and not with a comparison to the TV series.
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