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Preview — Milijun by Clayton Graham
Laura is willing to do whatever it takes for her son. When aliens kidnap her child, it's going to take a lot more than a mother's love to get him back. After infiltrating a military base, Laura discovers a terrifying secret: the government plans to impregnate women with alien DNA…
Laura battles to save her son, the...more
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****
Science fiction isn’t my usual genre since every time I read them I end up feeling rather common and lacking much needed brain cells, especially when the story takes you into quantum physics and the likes.
When I picked up Milijun, I was a bit uneasy and thought I would get disoriented early on and end up getting bored with the book. Instead, I found myself pleasantly surprised by how well-written and readable Milijun was. Yes, the ever present “big-science-words” were ...more
One thing is certain - Laura will stop at nothing to save her son from the extraterrestrials' grasp.
WOW, what an amazing book from author Clayton Graham. ...more
“The duty of all cosmic intelligence is to fuse the universe, to create harmony from discord. From the many the one.”
An overpowering story and events with quasimetaphysical questions, the portent of distruption, the emergence of distrust, beliefs, life saving situations, a never ending persecution and action from the very beginning ...more
Publisher: Books Go Social
Publishing Date: January 2016
Publishers Description: Laura Sinclair and her son, Jason, witness aliens descend to Earth. The extraterrestrials endeavor to form a symbiotic relationship with humankind, and choose Jason as a genetic link in a bizarre trial involving the mystical impregnation of human females with hybrid embryos.
Review: This was at times really un-interesting do to Laura Si ...more
Conspiracies, double agents, technological advancements, greed, and self-preservation are in abundance – and that’s just the humans.
Aliens, frozen in time, have accidentally been discovered deep inside the moon. Finally, proof of life beyond our own. Scientists race at the chance to study this rare find. Unknowingly, this initiates a series of events nobody could have predicted. The capabilities of these creatures are sho ...more
first of all, I love that the aliens landed right here in Australia. Aliens usually land in America, so this was a nice change. This story is set in the late 22nd century, but aside from some political upheval, the world is reasonably familiar, and almost felt like present day. This provides an anchor point for those who may not read ...more
(Thank you to the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review).
It's been a long time since I read a science fiction novel and since I've liked them in the past, I was eager to accept a copy from the author when he offered it to me.
Unfortunately, it wasn't as enjoyable as I was hoping it would be.
The language was repetitive. A number of phrases were very overused, and this became more and more frustrating as I read on.
The writing wasn't concise. There w ...more
This well written novel explores our deepest darkest fears that as a planet we are not ready for an alien incursion, in fact we pretend our intellect can save us. However, in Australia 2179 AD main character Laura Sinclair is faced with the unimaginable when she and her son Jason witness aliens descending to earth.
It is earth’s explor ...more
The book is about more than an alien incursion into the Australian outback. It asks questions about our place in the universe, or multiverses (as we are now led to believe may be a possi ...more
Alas no need to worry. Milijun is very readable. Hugely compelling. Just what are these aliens and just what do they want? Are mother and son, ...more
The novel is set in the future, our protagonist Laura Sinclair is living in Australia with her son, Jason. This very well written novel is all about female empowerment and tells us that there is a hero within all of us. Clayton Graham portrays the very essence of fear, despair, and dread. Your heart will be racing, your hands will be sweating, and you will get a pure adrenalin rush by just reading this novel and visualizing the s ...more
The year is 2179 and Laura Sinclair is on holiday with her 14 year old son, Jason. The Australia they are living in is very different from the Australia of today and I enjoyed the changes. Their peaceful holiday is interrupted by the arrival of an alien race. The consequences of this are devastating, and the story revolves around Laura and Jason simply trying to survive as they discover more about the aliens. This is a well-conceived plot, with credible characters. It ...more
Alien invasion from a unique perspective
It is the year 2179. Man has successfully harnessed the surface of the moon for mining and research. In one such cave, miner Simon Cordell stumbles across an interesting anomaly seemingly embedded in the cave walls. Possibly hundreds of never before seen beings are nestled in this lunar cavern. Soon after reporting t ...more
A swarm...leaving the cave like bees leaving a hive. But what were they? Where were they going? Where had they come from? Most importantly, what were they doing?
Laura and her son, Jason, were on a camping vacation. They’re in the wrong place at the wrong time when things begin to get truly crazy and they’re caught squarely in t ...more
An alien threat will test one mother and her quest to protect her teenage son in Milijun by Clayton Graham. Showing an alien incursion and
analyzing philosophical questions involving spirituality and the lengths a parent will go to for their children. Here is the official synopsis:
It is Australia in 2179. On a moonlit Nullarbor night, Laura Sinclair and son, Jason, witness aliens descend to Earth. The extraterrestrials
endeavour to form a symbiotic relationsh ...more
You are left wondering what is happening at the start of the story, set somewhat into the future after mankind has destroyed most of the world, when a strange encounter takes place on the moon - sorry, but I don’t like to give away any plot points - that’s for you to e ...more
Miljun was such a well-crafted sci-fi/thriller that I am still thinking about. It was so original, and I was hooked from the first page.
The world building is breathtaking. Clayton Graham knows how to use description. He never over does it, but gives us enough to feel as if we are watching a movie, more than reading a book. His writing is beautiful. I was captivated by every sentence and it is clear, Graham is a step above in his w ...more
This is a very well imagined and fresh take on the well-trodden SciFi story of how humans respond to first contact with interstellar aliens. This story is set in the future and mostly in Australia and the author has done an excellent job to create an image of what Australia would be like in 160 years. It is well written and moves along at a great pace, which kept me turning the pages. I liked the main protagonists, Laura and her son, Jason who added a strong hum ...more
A mining detail on the moon discovers a cave, the sides of which seem to hold hundreds of strange, alien looking beings, frozen into the sides and one is removed for examination. Shortly after, all of the personnel, apart from a single pilot, are dead, the bat like creatures, now animated, heading in a great swarm towards earth. In Australia, Laura and her teenaged son, Jason, are heading out in their camper van in the first stage of a much needed recuperative h ...more
Milijun is an incredibly well imagined alien invasion, unlike any first contact story I have ever read or seen in a movie. The scientific research that went into this book is impressive. Graham’s concept of how completely “alien” an alien could be is astonishing. Gone are the assumptions of “life as we know it”. Graham has conceived of life as we could not possibly imagine it.
The story opens with action, then takes a step back and steadil ...more
This is an original take on what alien invasion might really be like. And it will scare you! I really enjoyed this plot and found the action gripping and entertaining. Quite apart from the particulars of this alien invasion, (which I will not reveal because it will completely spoil the plot), I liked the vision of Australia in 2179, after a cataclysmic war. Unfortunately, I can see that the changes will appeal to some people! The characters are well-drawn; the mother/son bond re ...more
This story is about Laura and her son Jason who are having a holiday in Australia, they both see lights in the sky and once they realise what it is they run for their lives. I won’t give any spoilers because the author says it all in his blurb. What a fantastic story and I’m not that into sci- fi but this book had changed my mind. Great story line and characters, I had to read this book all the way through. I definitely recommend this ...more
He settled in Victoria, Australia, in 1982.
A retired aerospace engineer who worked in structural design and research, Clayton has always had an interest in Science Fiction and where it place ...more