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A Beginner’s Guide to Invading Earth
By Gerhard Gehrke
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 298 Pages (1043KB)
About the book:
Was it an accident, sabotage, or murder? And why is everyone blaming Jeff?
The extraterrestrials aren’t waiting for answers. They want revenge. And Jeff isn’t ready for company.
His only hope is an outcast mechanic from another world and a woman who might do anything to get off planet, including selling out her own kind. Jeff has to get to the bottom of why there are so many alien bodies piling up and who is really responsible.
A science ﬁction adventure novel, A Beginner’s Guide to Invading Earth tells the story of a reclusive ex-computer programmer who is the unwitting central ﬁgure of a plot to keep humanity from ever making ﬁrst contact.
EXCERPT“Do you believe in aliens? Jordan asked.Outside of town and with no moon, Jeff drove with care. The road ahead curved into black beyond the pickup truck’s headlights. Some of the turns had helpful signs with black arrows on reflective yellow, but most did not.“Like little green men with designs on our world?” Jeff said.“More like what’s been going on in the news,” she said. “The actual sightings of extraterrestrials. That alien body in Nevada.”“I don’t watch T.V. Heard some crazy stuff on the radio. But I don’t listen to it much, either.”“You really are cut off, you know. Like a hermit.”Jeff smiled. Only a couple of cars passed them, both heading the opposite way. He thought of the gangly, hairy creature he had seen, working to fix his broken spaceship, panicking at the sight of a human, and somehow knowing Jeff’s name without so much as an introduction. Had that actually happened?“It seems like pretty big news,” Jordan said. “If it’s real, that is. So do you like keeping yourself so isolated?”“I like to think of myself as unplugged,” Jeff said. “Maybe more people should try it. As for the aliens, there’s this old theory about hysteria. It’s happened before. A commie in every closet. Fluoride in the drinking water lets the government control the population.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Gerhard Gehrke studied ﬁlm at San Francisco State University. He wrote and produced several shows for community television. His Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror short stories have appeared in several publications, including an Editor’s Choice-winning short story at AnotheRealm.com. A Beginner’s Guide to Invading Earth is his ﬁrst novel.
You can connect with him at Gerhardgehrke.com.