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The Reach Beyond Tomorrow
by William F. Rayer   

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Publisher:  Two Harbors Press ISBN-10:  1935097229 Type: 


Copyright:  March 1, 2009 ISBN-13:  9781935097228

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The Reach Beyond Tomorrow

When the very notions of fact and history hang in the balance, is the world ready to embrace the hardest truth of all, that we are not alone in the universe?

            When John and Lisa receive a repeating pulse from another world at the mountaintop research center where they work, they realize that it is not simply false data; it is far too regular and enduring. Suddenly the long-awaited possibility of extraterrestrial life seems imminently plausible.
            But who are these beings communicating from a far-off place, and what do they want? As John and Lisa learn to decipher the messages from this distant people, they begin to unravel the mystery of humankind, of life itself, and learn perhaps more than anyone is ready to admit. But when the pieces finally come together and an intergalactic visit looms on the horizon, no one knows what to expect.

            As they battle for the truth, John and Lisa must face two governments, a homicidal general, and their love for each other. Failure is not an option; the stakes are simply too high. But what they learn threatens the very notions of God, of evolution, of everything people of Earth have come to depend on.

It is not whether it could be possible, but, rather, if it really happened. Civilizations spread and fill the void. Life will always find a way to continue, no matter the cost. This history was not an extremely long one, but, to all outward signs, a most speedy and remarkably well developed history. Evolution was not without its mistakes, but the mistakes were small and short-lived. This humanity struggled and survived the natural barriers of time and prospered with unrivaled wealth and knowledge; knowledge that in the end was as much its demise as its reward.

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Enjoyable read!
June 24, 2009
By Marilyn S. Courtwright "M. C." (Cleveland, OH) - See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A little hard at first to get into, but once you are past the first couple of chapters, you are hooked. It is a page turner. Well-written and thought provoking. I highly recommend this book!

Very human and touching
Richard Rayer - I really enjoyed this book. The story has plenty of twists and turns. I found myself having to turn the page so I would find out what happens next. The Sci-fi part does not get in the way of a truly wonderful story line of life and love thorugh-out the ages.

The story of Lisa and John in their quest as scientists is but the surface of an extremely old and pondering set of questions? Are we alone in the universe and where did we come from? We have all thought or asked these questions of ourselves. This book presented plausible ideas about these questions, but presented them in a very human and touching manner.

I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did.

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Reviewed by William Rayer 4/28/2009
I finally took your book off the shelf yesterday afternoon, intending to get into it with a few chapters and then get on with the million things I had to do. I couldn’t put it down and read it straight through. What a marvelous work! Finely crafted with accelerating action and weaving past and present together with a satisfying denouement. Congratulations! I’ll recommend it to everyone!

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