The Bottom Line: Fans of alien invasion themes should check out this highly original tale told through the lens of a doomed extraterrestrial species.
Some 10% of Americans claim to have actually seen a UFO, and 77% believe there are signs that aliens have visited Earth. So with the question of alien visitation now settled, we can move on to the next logical question: why are they coming here?
Phillip C. Elrod’s Mylea: The Journey Begins is as innovative an explanation as you’re likely to get. Credit Elrod for avoiding common themes in the alien invasion genre, including the search for water (Signs) or the desire to stop our senseless violence (The Day the Earth Stood Still). Instead, Mylea tells of a civilization that, despite its wondrous technology, is helpless to stop the black hole approaching its sun. Facing certain destruction, Mylean scientists seem to have but one option: flee to Earth.”
Mylea is a good read, fully capable of mesmerizing casual and hardcore science fiction fans alike and inspiring them to keep turning the pages. It succeeds in not just providing quality entertainment and escape, but in also provoking readers and inducing them to superimpose the fictional themes and situations contained therein with those found in humanity’s own story.
“This was a fascinating story from the very start, but there a questions still left unanswered and I for one hope that there is more to come in the Mylean series!”