||Sep 1 2002
“May the power of friendship always be the healing force that holds societies and worlds together, and may every citizen of Earth gain a vision for worldwide peace!”
Creeton is a powerful story that depicts the glory of peace, the power of friendship, and the brutality of evil, as John Brown and Dave Miller stumble upon an alien spacecraft and inadvertently engage the autopilot which rockets them to the planet Creeton. Creeton resembles a futuristic Earth, but the people of Creeton have never had any wars, and they have not experienced the crime that plagues Earth. Unfortunately, the peaceful people of Creeton are crying for help as an evil society of aliens called Warlids have begun a conquest of the galaxy, striking Creeton with all of their might. John and Dave have embarked on a journey that will save the lives of billions and that will forever deepen their friendship.
Creeton is a heart-pounding adventure from cover to cover!
Boyd’s books, Creeton and Dream Wanderer, are now available in a paperback version for $9.95 at http://publishamerica.com. Entering Creeton or Dream Wanderer at the online bookstore brings up the new paperback. The paperback is a large, great-looking book.
Creeton is a great, fast-paced, Star Wars type of space adventure with lots of escapades in space and on the ground, at Creeton and on Earth.
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“I wish so much that the people on Earth could learn to live peacefully as a United World!”
We come in peace...,
4.0 out of 5 stars We come in peace..., March 28, 2004
By FrKurt Messick "FrKurt Messick" (Bloomington, IN USA)
(TOP 10 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE)
This review is from: Creeton (Paperback)
In the post-9-11 fallout, many people were frightened, and many people sought the answers of 'who is to blame?' and 'what can we do?' Others, such as the author of this book, took a different inspiration - rather than looking to the past and for causes, he looked to the future, and saw there a hope. Boyd Thomas London, a distant relative of the noted author Jack London, was inspired toward peace, and a kind of vision for the future reminiscent of other great science fiction creatives such as Gene Roddenbury, where the goal of peace for humanity working together was upheld at every possible turn.
London has written in 'Creeton' a rather simple tale of friendship, adventure and hope. The story begins and ends with two friends, John Brown and Dave Miller, two young men who have an adventure of interplanetary dimensions inadvertently thrust upon them while out on a hiking trip. They are transported to a different place, one where many of the lessons of earth, and many of the failings, have not come about, but where some of the experiences of the human race are now needed. The planet Creeton, an earth-like planet in many respects, has not had the warfare or crime that our world has experienced, but this has left them unprepared when an evil race, the Warlids, bent on galactic conquest, begin attacking.
There are some lessons here. The first is of loyalty and friendship that transcends all bounds - John and David are the best of friends, and endure many hardships together, and are prepared for sacrifice for each other, as well as for what they believe. London, himself recently out of the American Air Force, uses his knowledge both technical and experiential to heighten the details and drama of the story.
Perhaps the best audience for this tale would be young people - mid-to-late teenagers, to be precise. The language is easy to read and understand, without too many technical terms. The plot development is for the most part linear and straightforward, without too many psychological twists or subtle aspects to confuse. While this might limit its appeal to those looking for a higher mark of literature akin to the elder author Jack London, it does get the younger London's message through rather more clearly about friendship, loyalty and perseverance.
This is the first novel for Boyd Thomas London, who is busy at work both on his college degree as well as his second novel. London is a writer of promise.
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Reader Reviews for "Creeton"
|Reviewed by Boyd London
|Fast paced space adventure, February 23, 2004
Reviewer: allbookreviews from Canada
John Brown and Dave Miller, two typical adventure seeking young men, find themselves in the adventure of a lifetime. Not only do they discover an alien ship but also take a journey to the planet of its origin, Creeton. Planet Creeton resembles Earth but is being attacked by the evil Warlids, who hope to conquer the universe. Can the people of planet Creeton and planet Earth, work together peacefully and effectively without prejudice or war? Will our heroes from Earth be able to help the people of Creeton to defeat the evil Warlids and save their planet? Will Universal peace prevail?
It is the undying friendship of the two young men that gives strength and depth to the characters. Both John and Dave are willing to die for each other, an unbreakable bond. The plot is fast paced and exciting. Shorter book length with large print is designed for young readers looking for a quick but interesting read. This is an excellent adventure for young teens, probably directed more to boys than girls but well written, family entertainment.
Author, Boyd Thomas London uses his experience as Munitions Systems Specialist in the Air Force to bring the fight scenes to life in his first novel. Imagery strikingly similar to today's video games will help the young reader instantly identify with the space battles. This book has been written in the aftermath of 9/11 and contains an acknowledgement to those who died in the horrible tragedy. Look for more adventures from this young up and coming author. Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews