The Terra Debacle

Star Trails Tetralogy

Book 7
Marcha Fox
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It's May 1978 and a normal night at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah--until a bogey shows up in their restricted air space. It gets even stranger when the UFO requests permission to land. It changes its mind, but by then F-16s escort it to the ground. A human girl in her early teens and a robot exit the craft, a strange botanical lifeform found onboard later that night by a USAF landing party. The vehicle, robot, and strange plant are impounded and subsequently sent to Area 51.

NASA astrobiologist, Gabriel Greenley, is called in to study this new lifeform that at first appears similar to a botanical species known as oxalis. As a psi-sensitive, Greenley quickly learns the specimen is highly intelligent and potentially dangerous when he attempts to take a leaf sample. He backs off, frustrated, desperate to investigate the scientific details of this new botanical species that combines intelligence with a metabolism based on photosynthesis. Meanwhile, the specimen, a flora peda telepathis named Thyron from the planet Sapphira, is investigating his new environment through all frequencies of the electro-magnetic spectrum as well as his suite of psychic abilities that includes remote viewing.

Greenley eventually gets his leaf sample and makes a ground-breaking discovery that he can never share, due to his security oaths and research agreement at this Top Secret facility. Before long, however, he's confronted by an ethical dilemma that forces him to make a treasonous and potentially deadly decision.

A finalist in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards, this unique combination of hard science fiction, suspense, intrigue, and a touch of humor has been described as a "dark version of ET: The Extraterrestrial." Strong characterizations, a mysterious setting loaded with intrigue, and unexpected plot twists make this an unforgettable tale whether you're a science fiction fan, botanist, UFO aficionado, or simply enjoy a good story.

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About the author

Marcha Fox is an avid science geek with over 20 years’ experience working for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in physics at Utah State University, which was but a prelude to her interest in the unexplained mysteries of the cosmos. Inspired by science fiction to pursue a career in a technical field, she hopes to instill the same fascination in her readers by including accurate science in her family-friendly stories written in the tradition of classic hard sci-fi.

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Marcha Fox
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Published on
Apr 28, 2017
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9780998078946
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Humorous / General
Young Adult Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General
Young Adult Fiction / Science & Technology
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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