The Blind Alien
The Blind Alien is a story with a highly original concept, fascinating
characters, and not-too-subtle but truthful allegories.
“The Blind Alien is a story with a highly original concept, fascinating
characters, and not-too-subtle but truthful allegories. Don’t let the
sci-fi label or alternate Earth setting fool you–this is a compelling and
contemporarily relevant story about race, sex, and social classes.”–Raymond
Benson, Former James Bond novelist and author of the Black Stiletto books
Told with one of the most original styles you’ll ever experience, The Blind
Alien begins when Dr. Malcolm Renbourn, a young history teacher, walks into
an ordinary bank on an ordinary day. Suddenly, he feels excruciating pain.
Unexpectedly, he loses his sight and discovers he has been drawn against his
will across the multi-verse to a slave-holding country on a parallel earth.
He doesn’t understand a single word he hears, but he soon learns Betan
scientists hope his body carries the cure to an ancient plague that kills 3
out of 4 male babies their first year.
Branded state property, he must escape, but where can a blind man in a
strange world dominated by desperate scientists run? And on a world where
polygamy is the norm, how can a fugitive alien adapt into becoming the
husband of five independent wives who never expected to be the mothers of a
generation a planet hopes carry the genes that will change everything? How
can Tribe Renbourn survive the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion that
And that’s just part of the story.
“A most commendable and unique novel. I can honestly say I have not come
across anything quite like it. The Blind Alien follows the life of an
unremarkable man who by some twist of fate is pulled from his world, into
that of one parallel . . . What follows is a story of rebellion, politics,
love, science, and religion . . . without a doubt, this is an admirably well
crafted piece of work, that was both entertaining and very thought
provoking.”–Tosin Coker, author of The Chronicles of Zauba’ah