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The Blind Alien

(Beta-Earth Chronicles #1)

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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B015BX2CII.

The Blind Alien begins when Dr. Malcolm Renbourn walks into a bank and is suddenly captured by a device that drags him to an alternate earth. Blinded in the capture, Malcolm endures months of torturous experiments and has no idea what is happening to him.

Ultimately, Malcolm begins to learn about his new planet. A
Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published 2015 by Bear Manor Media
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Steve Roberts
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What if the alien visting your world was a human from Earth (our Earth)?

While different from most Sci-Fi that I read, I found it very interesting. It is a viewpoint many of us are familiar with, a single alien who is being poked and prodded by scientists in the government. The difference is, this alien is from our world and we are seeing this from the viewpoint (in general) from the the aliens. Also, it is being told to us by the various characters in the story, including their thoughts about w
Rick Heinz
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It has been a while since I plopped down to read a Science Fiction book. There have been a few, here, and there, but it hasn't been my go-to genre for a few years. But this one, was treat to read - but get a hard copy. I tried to read this one on a kindle and I had to to keep restarting: Here is why...

Like Stranger in a Strange Land, the book hits on a real heavy topic that sits underneath its surface. Making it a read that is best done in a weekend where you can plow through and let that story
Maxwell Rudolf
The Blind Alien explores the differences between an alien society not too far from our own. Although the names and places are unique, many of the ideas expressed within come from different aspects of society. It gives the reader a familiar yet distant point at which to understand the narrative.

One of the more frustrating parts of the book deal with the short blips of narrative, all in first person, and then switching to another. It's jerky and doesn't flow well. The reader isn't given enough tim
Margaret Both
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting book that details as much from the Aliens point of view to the humans. The treatment is pretty much exactly what humans would do to study any alien found on earth. Truly enjoyed the glimpses of the aliens world and their lives.
Many thanks to Wesley Britton for the Complimentary copy via Voracious Readers Only.
PK Dan
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started a little slow, but I found myself drawn in until it was hard to put down. Good, fast paced storyline with a clear set up for the follow on book. I look forward to the sequel. The only things I would like to see are a list of characters and a glossary.
Amanda Spark
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Blind Alien. The Beta Earth Chronicles by Dr Wesley Britton.
This is the first book of a series where “Robinson Crusoe” meets “Fringe” in a parallel Universe dominated by women because of a disease that kills 3 to 1 the males who are born. A history teacher is dragged from our world to theirs, gets blind through that transition and after escaping medical experiments he claims his position and rights in a world that tends to recognize him as an abomination.
This is the beginning of an intriguin
Tosin Coker
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A most commendable and unique novel. I can honestly say I have not come across anything quite like it. The Blind Alien follows the life of an unremarkable man who by some twist of fate is pulled from his world, into that of one parallel. It is Earth, but not as Malcolm Renbourn knows it. Here, he is an alien, a reluctant celebrity, by way of his strange origin. What follows is a story of rebellion, politics, love, science, and religion as our protagonist not only struggles to accept his new envi ...more
Robert Cole
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve not read a book like this before, full of alternative perspectives, excellent characterisation, plots, emotional turmoil and torment. Ripped from Earth, Malcolm, a well-read but relatively insignificant earthling, finds himself suddenly transported to a planet in another universe. During this transition, he loses his sight, so he has to face this alien world with a different culture, language, morals and ethics, totally blind. Here, the elite treat him like a science experiment p
Steven Burgauer
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Beta Earth Chronicles: Book One
by Wesley Britton
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This is the first time I have ever read any science fiction by Dr. Wesley Britton, but it will not be the last. I know his work as a topnotch book reviewer, especially on Good Reads where he recently reviewed my book The Road to War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture and so I was interested to read his science fiction. At first, I was put off by the structure of the story. Normally, in fiction — and most especially i
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