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Heroes of Earth

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  7 reviews
If alien beings had conquered the Earth, would you feel justified in using terrorism to drive them out? This is the question confronting the teenage heroes of my YA science fiction novel, Heroes of Earth (Wildside Press, May 8, 2015), which I am happy to make available to you for review in the attached mobi file.
Close to half a century after starfish-like creatures from a
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published May 8th 2015 by Wildside Press
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Sep 04, 2015 rated it liked it
A young boy, an outcast at school, too nerdy and too geeky is the target of bullying and prejudice. Just when he is at his wits end, the new librarian opens his eyes to a parallel earth, where doppelgangers live, but life is completely different. Arnold Grossbard’s world has been conquered by aliens and human lives are not free to think, do or choose how their monitored lives will be.

When the opportunity to join a rebellion against the oppressive aliens is presented to him, he must decide how
There’s a new librarian at Arnold’s school, and she doesn’t seem to mind if the books have the Society for Common Decency sticker on their title pages. She has a curious affinity for cats and dragons too, as a world that doesn’t quite seem as it should morphs into others that seem even less like home. Blue-dot swastikas, neural nets and diseases, alien High Ones and more abound in Martin Berman-Gorvine’s fascinating teen novel of alternate realities.

The author conveys the facts and machinations
Abraham Phillips
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
My Review and Thoughts:

Wow what a fantastic imaginative experience this book left in my brain. Total weird originality.

I must admit something that most people might find shocking, I am not a huge science fiction fan. Now with that said I like masters like Bradbury, Heinlein, Pournelle, Niven and a few others. Lately it seems I am being asked or sent a lot of science fiction books. At first response I am like,” “uhhh” but then I put aside my differences, and adventure into the book, because being
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Heroes of Earth is set in a traditional science fiction world and then blended with fantasy, making it so much more. A tale of parallel universes riddled with dragons and mechs, alien invasions and networks that fry your brain. It is a story unlike anything I have read in recent years, with political agendas, anti-Semitic prejudices, bullies and terrorists lurking around the next page. Just add a dash of classic literature and historical twists and you got yourself a full-bodied narrative of ...more
Tash McAdam
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Cool ideas, but didn't quite live up to its potential. The story itself follows a young, nerdy boy who is bullied at school, and his family as they discover a way to travel between worlds, and that knowledge leads them to want to rebel against the alien species that rules the Earth they are from. The main character was likeable, accessible, and well developed. In comparison, the other characters fell a little flat, and I especially felt that the father's reaction to cross-dimensional travel was ...more
Trista Borgwardt
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy story and to be honest this is not the type of story that I typically read.

Gorvine has great character development with Arnold and many of the other characters, although I would have liked to see a little more about our librarian/cat and our wolf/teacher. Throughout the story, we see Arnold grow from this meek nerd to a brave and sometimes reckless boy.

I found the story line quite fascinating and the ability to travel between the worlds was intriguing. I really enjoyed
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