Aphelion Review # 14

What Happened To The Indians

By Terence Shannon

Cover Art by Fred Miller

Review by Dan L. Hollifield

Type of music/work: Sci-fi thriller, first novel.

Terence Shannon
Cover Art by Fred Miller
Published by Shannon Books at www.whathappenedtotheindians.com

General impressions of the album/book:

This is one intense read! Shannon jolts you alert and then briskly leads you through the dangerous maze of the halls of governmental power while the government is reacting to an alien threat. A sci-fi thriller in the grand tradition. It reminded me of Michael Crichton's "The Andromeda Strain" genespliced with the real life Roswell mysteries.


This one is tight, intense, and believable. You almost get the sense that this is documentary rather than fiction. Very well written. The characters felt like familar people, that I might actually know them- or people just like them. The international diplomacy, the govenmental intrigue, the military's justifiable paranoia, the mystery of the alien's true motives, all serve to breathe life into the story. All the plot elements are carefully woven into a genuine page-turner. The people are real people, the politics are real politics, and the history behind the title is real history. Well done, Terence! Very well done!

Terence Shannon has turned out a rather fine novel here. I hope to see more and longer books from him in the future.

Background info:

There isn't a bio in the back of the book. But here is the book's webpage URL: www.whathappenedtotheindians.com

Review Copyright 2001 by Dan L. Hollifield

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