Human by Choice by Travis S. Taylor

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Best-selling science fiction print author Travis S. "Doc Travis" Taylor and best-selling eBook author Darrell Bain have combined talents to produce a new science fiction thriller. Several alien lifeboats make it to earth in widely separated spots after their interstellar spaceship malfunctions. One of the aliens comes down near the home of Kyle Leverson, a former army intelligence officer and now a widowed science journalist. The aliens think they can never go home but they are able to convert their bodies into duplicates of human beings over a period of time. Kyle helps the alien during the process as it becomes a human female, yet retains its previous knowledge and abilities, including a powerful perceptive sense unlike anything known to humans. What Kyle doesn't realize is that the alien intends to become a human female in every aspect, with him as the teacher. How does one instruct an alien from a wildly different culture in every characteristic of human behavior, including sex? It's a chore far harder than Kyle Leverson ever imagined, especially since he and his alien guest have to contend with the other aliens, who are being instructed (or in a couple of cases, captured and abused) by different groups of people in several other nations. Their outlook on what it means to be human is different from Kyle's and the results will be evident when the aliens have to fight each other, even though they've never done such things before. Fortunately for Kyle, his alien is a fast learner. But it also becomes such a compatible and beautiful human female that he finds himself falling in love. A truly thoughtful and sophisticated science fiction novel, by Travis S. Taylor, the author of Warp Speed, The Quantum Connection and Von Neuman's War (in collaboration with John Ringo) and Darrell Bain, the multiple award winning author of The Melanin Apocalypse, The Y Factor (with Stephanie Osborn) and Warp Point.
 

About Travis S. Taylor

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Dr. Travis S. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past twenty years. His expertise includes advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space based beamed energy systems, future combat technologies, and next generation space launch concepts. Taylor is also the author of pulse-pounding, cutting edge science fiction novels such as the highly-popular "One Day on Mars, Tau Ceti Agenda" and his ground-breaking "Warp Speed" series and a regular on the History Channel's "Life After People "and "The Universe "series.Les Johnson is a NASA physicist and author.? By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the?NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.? In the early 2000s, he was NASA's Manager for Interstellar Propulsion Research and later managed the In-Space Propulsion Technology Project. He was technical consultant for the movie "Lost in Space" and has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, ?Physics of the Impossible? in the ?How to Build a Starship? episode.""He has also appeared in three episodes of the Science Channel series "Exodus""Earth". In his spare time he writes popular science books and articles, including "Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel", "Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos" and "Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth".
 
Published April 5, 2008 by Twilight Times Books. 244 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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