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"Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth" by J.H. Tabbott - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review

A Brilliant & Expansive Action-Packed Space Thriller!

Overview: The abducted crew of a Navy research vessel is forced to assist an alien invasion force determined to claim the Earth and all its resources.

J.H. Tabbott pens a brilliant and expansive, action-packed space thriller in “Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth” with a sound plotline and a heavy but unforgettable cast comprised of human and alien characters. The author introduces essential characters on both sides with detailed backstories, traits, and personal goals, thereby instilling a sense of intimacy and familiarity between his protagonists and readers.

Tabbott’s plotline gathers increasing momentum throughout this story as the indomitable scientists and crew of the Sally's Pride are abducted, then indoctrinated by their alien abductors. A sense of urgency propels this tale forward as Tabbott builds tension by presenting the aliens’ side of this story. His well-developed primer of their history, society, culture, military advancements, and technology, gives the reader just enough information to understand their motivation for the assimilation of other worlds and why it is necessary to completely subjugate humankind rather than allow them self-governance under their impending rule—A huge point of contention in this epic game of space invaders.

Although many Sci-Fi Thrillers have presented this same scenario, only a select few approach the subject with the urgency and realism that Tabbott puts forth to his readers. Tabbott’s earthly characters—scientists, military, journalists, and politicians—are quite realistic, however his aliens’ appearances could use a tad more imagination—Their physical traits bear more resemblance to earth’s animal kingdom rather than a more unexpected alien form of life.

It is evident that much time and research went into this story, resulting in an epic worthy of occupying space on the same shelf as “Star Wars”, “Star Trek”, and “Dune”. If any book out there had a chance of convincing you that sentient life does exist in our universe, and an alien invasion of Earth may possibly be on their agenda, “Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth” is that novel. I highly recommend this riveting read to Sci-Fi fans over the age of 13.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!

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