Name of Alt

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Born in Ft. Wayne, IN and raised in southeastern VA, Kevin A. Kierstead was published by the age of 10 (editorial). After graduating high school in 1990, he joined the U.S.A.F. for four years while being published as the feature and sports writer for the North Pole Independent Newspaper, securing an exclusive interview with a new gold and silver Olympic medalist, Tommy Moe. He also finished his first fiction novel during his military service.

He later studied at Christopher Newport University, majoring in Psychology and English with a writing concentration, 1996-99, 2002-04.

He believes it hasn't all been done, and that everybody has a story to tell. He believes that rules and constraints must often be scrutinized and tested. His genres vary, including science-fiction, humor, and suspense thrillers. He hopes to sign with a major publishing house but is also entirely content as long as his readers are satisfied

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Name of Alt

Authored by Kevin A. Kierstead

Mankind's worst critic just landed on Earth. Fortunately, so did his owner.

Altinison Borahamen (Alt) along with his super-intelligent, shrewd, curmudgeon of a pet, Khan, decide to make their pit stop on Earth stand for something meaningful. Instead of just collecting some materials that they need to repair their navigation and communications system, they make a critical decision.

They decide it is time, finally, to make contact with humans.

Alt decides to write his story with brief input from Khan as they hide on Earth-a story that he believes will warm humankind up to the idea of in-the-flesh contact with aliens without making himself and Khan targets or disrupting life on Earth for the worse. He will try to gauge when humans are ready, and when they are, he and Khan will emerge.

Alt's story illuminates the history of aliens on Earth, the mistakes humans have made and are making without preaching, the details about several different species of aliens and what his home is like, and the technology that will launch the world not decades into the future, but centuries.

Unlike most sci-fi stories, his is a colorful and understandable tale of failures and triumphs, of science and emotion, and of brand new comedy shared between him and his pet and among his species.

Publication Date:
1456581902 / 9781456581909
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Science Fiction / General

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