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Genesis [Sarah's Landing Book 4] [MultiFormat]
eBook by Elena Dorothy Bowman

eBook Category: Science Fiction
eBook Description: When the Crllion battle-cruiser disables the renegade ship and is in danger of exploding, destroying everything within it's sphere, Andrew teleports its Commander and crew to his ship. The survivors are hailed as heroes and when Pleiades reaches Earth, they ask for sanctuary. However, an influential member of Space Command believes they pose a danger and demand that they be incarcerated in a space prison until an investigation can determine what to do with them. With Joshua's help, his sons, Andrew and Adam devise a way to save the alien crew if a judgement goes against them.

eBook Publisher: ebooksonthe.net/ebooksonthe.net, Published: ebook, 2007
Fictionwise Release Date: May 2007


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Prologue

As the fourth episode unfolds, around the year 2055 AD, two volunteers from the first group returning to Earth from Theon, appear on the outskirts of Waverly, Australia. They notice that their craft has already disappeared on its mission to drop off the other members of the group at specific destinations around the globe.

The impact of returning to Earth causes havoc with their mental and physical senses. After arriving at a pre-designated Safe House, the man and woman realize it is just the first step in their indoctrination back into a life they once knew. Weeks later, they immigrate to North America and become integrated into the population at Genesis and at Ocean-view, as part of their re-entry.

Anxious to return to their former homes Dick and Annie set out to find their loved ones only to discover that Dick's wife and Annie's fiancée have aged considerably during their fifty year absence and are in poor health. Suffering pangs of guilt Dick takes care of his wife and Annie her fiancée until the end. After the deaths of their loved ones, they each wander all over the country until they are summoned to return to Genesis. After seeking each other's company, Dick and Annie became romantically involved.

Two Elders of the community, who are earlier arrivals from Theon, "adopt" Andrew, a member of Earth's Space Command, as their grandson. Having little free time to himself Andrew takes full advantage of his little known capability of teleportation whenever he can. Swearing his two adventurous and inquisitive younger step-siblings, Julie and Michael, to secrecy, he teleports them to historical locations around North America. Much to his surprise, Andrew later learns that his mother, Alexandra, has been monitoring his every move. Because of the inherent danger involved in teleportation and of the distraction of the siblings, she finds it necessary to remind him of the admonition, "No-one teleports without someone watching over them."

As the difference in the time rotation span of the two planets, Earth and Theon, begins to take its toll on Martha and John, they realize they tire more easily and no longer wish to teleport anywhere, except for emergencies. They are content to watch the younger members of the group from Theon adjust to their new environment on the land they now call home--Planet Earth.

* * * *

Andrew as commander of the Starship Pleiades has to patrol and protect Earth's space station network. Because of the advancement in technology, some of the stations are manned by Humanoids, a cross between an android and a human.

The inhabitants at Genesis and Ocean-view are "tuned in" when the first challenge comes from an unknown source in deep space destroying a space platform, as Andrew is patrolling nearby in the Pleiades. Months later, when the second attack materializes, the people of Genesis and Ocean-view again glued to their telepathic visions, watch spellbound as the impending encounters are being played out in space. Mesmerized by the raging battle between the Earth forces, led by the Pleiades, and the Crlllion forces, led by the Barbarian, they are horrified by the visions of the Barbarians bent on destroying the Pleiades.

Undetected, by either force, a renegade Crlllion Battle-cruiser, manned by a captive non-Crlllion crew, joins the Pleiades in their attack and destroys the invading main force while the renegade ship becomes disabled.

Grateful for their survival, and unable to fathom the actions of an apparent enemy, Andrew and his crew rescue the surviving members of the renegade ship and return to Earth in the Pleiades. At first the crew, from other parts of space were considered heroes but soon one member of the Space Command considers the "aliens" a threat and presents a convincing argument for incarceration in a space prison. Meanwhile, Andrew and Adam along with a little help from their father, Joshua, Theon's Leader, devise a method for rescuing the "aliens" in case the judgment goes against them ending their careers.

* * * *

As the story continues Andrew introduces Adam to his girlfriend's friend. The two women become deeply involved with the two men and thoughts of marriage enter the minds of all. As the Earth girls learn the secrets of their boy-friends lives, their ties to the Planet Theon, and the arrival and departure of people from that planet, the probability of their own travel by teleportation frightens them and they wonder if it is wise to continue their relationship. How do they explain their feelings or their love for Andrew and Adam to their parents? What do they do about the little known enclave of Theonians on Earth? And how do they avoid hurting the people they've come to know and love without betraying their own family, their own people, or their own planet?


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