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THE RETURN OF THE WHITE STONE
The forces of Light and Darkness are at war for the possession of
New Earth. The prophecies of Lothar the Great are coming
true, the Lord of darkness has returned to Allomania, and the
White Stone has been found. The magic stone has come into
the possession of young Palifair of the Mark. He and his
friends are brought to Wissenval. There it is decided that
Palifair must take the White Stone to Lothangia and crown the
Emperor Returned, who will forge an alliance of all Trueman
nations against the dark Alliance of undermen.
The Return of the White Stone is the first book in Robert
Blumetti's heroic adventure: THE NEW EARTH ODYSSEY. He has
created an entire world inhabited by trogs, dwarfs, trolls,
dragons, and witches, who are waging a titanic struggle against
the Trueman nations of Lothangia, Neutria, and Tillenia.
Blumetti has created a series of maps that help you follow the
story's progress, as well as many illustrations. Not since
Lord of the Rings has such a monumental adventure epic been
Ironstorm is a science fiction set ten thousand years in
the future, after mankind has successfully colonized the entire
Milky Way galaxy. Humanity has set up the Galactic Republic
to defend their liberties, protect their way of life, and maintain
peace and order throughout the galaxy. But unknown to
mankind, an alien conspiracy from beyond the galaxy has
infiltrated their civilization and is slowly seizing power by
taking possession of their bodies and destroying their souls.
Senator Sept Racher discovers the existence of the alien
conspiracy, but he and his wife are killed. His son, Stahl
Racher, barely escapes and is rescued by a band of cosmic druids.
Stahl was badly injured in his escape, and the druids help to
rebuild him, transforming him into a half-man, half machine
being. These druids are masters of the secret knowledge of
how to harness and control the life force of humanity known as the
Elhas. Stahl grows up mastering the secret science of the
Elhas, and becomes known as Lord Racher. He learns that the
only way to destroy the alien conspiracy is to return to the lost
world of humanity's origin, Earth, and find an ancient temple
where he can tap into the collective power of humanity's life
force and use it to reveal the existence of the alien presence
within the Galactic republic. He eventually constructs a
ship known as the Ironstorm, and leads a band of rebellion in his
quest to find Earth.
THE LION IS HUMBLED
The Lion is Humbled is a what if? and science fiction tale
about an alternative history of World War Two. Scientists
from the future are faced with the death of Europe, which has been
overrun by the teeming masses of the Third World. They
develop time travel, retrieve the most hated man in the world,
Adolf Hitler, insert a micro-sized computer chip in his frontal
lobes, and return him to September, 1939. Within the
microchip in his brain is the information needed for Hitler not to
make the mistakes he did that caused him to lose the second World
War. The Lion is Humbled is the first in a series of
books called THE THOUSAND YEAR REICH.
The Falin Crisis is a full-length novel in
Blumetti's GALACTIC AFFAIRS series, wherein he created six
alien civilizations, each with a history and culture:
Elamans, an insectoid species that set up the Elaman Hive.
They lack all emotions and live within a hive society not so
different from an ant hive, by the philosophy "We live for
the Hive, we die for the Hive."
Planetary Union of Sargon, a dwarfish species who worship their
all-powerful, one and true god, Molock, who has promised them
that if they live according to his laws, he would set them up as
rulers of the universe. The Sargonese seek to convert all
alien life forms to their religion, the Universalist Church,
through preaching, subversion, and even holy wars.
The Tallusan Confederation. The Tallusans are a mystical
race, a secretive species practicing a hedonistic religion of
pleasure, joy and frivolity. They have learned to harness
great psychic powers, and guard their isolation from the rest of
Hykosan Empire. Hykosans are a race of hulking giant
warriors who seek to conquer as much of the galaxy as possible.
They rule over and enslave those they conquer, setting themselves
up as warlords. Their home planet Hykos was once conquered
by the Elamans, and though the Elamans abandoned that world, the
Hykosans burn with a blood-hatred of them and seek to restore
their own honor by conquering the Hive.
The United Planets of Regulus. The Regulans built a
Republic on the belief that they are a superior species to all
other aliens. They submitted to genetic engineering and
bred themselves into a species with superhuman physical and
mental abilities. The UPR expand into space with the
purpose of settling as many planets as possible, exterminating
all aliens there.
The Ellasan Federation. The Ellasans descended from the
Regulans, but lost contact with their home world in the distant
past and developed their own civilization based on commercialism,
individual expression, and representative government.
The novel opens with the Hykosans attacking and conquering the
Falin System, which is part of the Elaman Hive. The conflict
between the two civilizations threatens to engulf the entire
galaxy as the other major civilizations are drawn into the
GALACTIC AFFAIRS SHORT STORIES
Galactic Affairs Short Stories is a collection of six
stories in the GALACTIC AFFAIRS series. All six
civilizations appear in the short stories, which deal with space
exploration, colonization, diplomacy, wars, and genocide.
ˇ§Long Lost Cousinsˇ¨ deals with the first contact between the
Regulans and the Ellasans. ˇ§In the Heat of the Infernoˇ¨
is the story of how the Elamans conquered the planet Hykos.
The religious differences between the Sargonese and the Tallusans
are explored in ˇ§The Combustion Of Faiths.ˇ¨ In ˇ§The
Swarm,ˇ¨ you will learn how the Elaman Hive deals with
less-developed worlds. ˇ§To Sterilize the Wombˇ¨ deals
with time travel, and in ˇ§Vermin!ˇ¨ you learn how the Regulans
deal with alien cultures.
In What If?, Blumetti has used his extensive knowledge of
history to explore alternative histories. He has not
strained the imagination, but rather tried to explore alternative
outcomes that actually could have happened. In 1769,
Napoleon's parents almost fled Corsica to the American colonies,
by way of England, but decided to remain on their island.
What would have happened if they had settled in New York City
along with so many other Corsican refugee freedom fighters, who
eventually fought in the American Revolution, in the Corsican
Brigade organized by Alexander Hamilton? Blumetti also
explores what might have happened if the Germans had attacked
Moscow instead of Stalingrad in 1942, or if the Japanese had
entered the Second World War in 1940 instead of 1941. What
if the Allies in World War One were victorious in 1916, or if
Bismarck had united Germany and Austria in 1866? These and
other counterfactual histories are explored in What If?
WHAT IF? -
In this second book of
alternative histories, you will discover what could have happened
in American history if Lincoln had survived the attempt on his
life. Discover what could have happened if Germany had not
declared war on the United States after the Japanese attacked the
United States at Pearl Harbor, how the First World War would have
played out if the Germans had not adopted the Von Schlieffen Plan
and invaded Belgium in 1914, or if North America had been
colonized by the Dutch instead of the English, as a result of the
Spanish successfully invading England in 1588. Read what
could have happened if Germanicus had not died from his wounds in
Germany, and instead succeeded Augustus as Emperor of Rome; under
his leadership, there would have been no disaster at Teutoburger
Forest; instead of Rome abandoning Germany, the Romans succeed in
conquering and colonizing Germany.