Prime Directive: Earth

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John S. Wait (writing under John Selby)

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The Zanchee, an alien race with strong psychic ability, have been monitoring Earth and learn a catastrophic event is about to happen. Axel, son of the alien leader, learns the Zanchee refuse to help because their law prohibits intervention. Now he must choose whether to obey their laws and condemn t


Young Adult,Sci-fi,Action

Short Summary

Axel, the son of the alien leader, discovers the Zanchee have learned a terrorist will detonate a bomb outside L.A., but they refuse to interfere. He vows to help, recruiting a human teenager, Jeff, to help.


Dallas, Los Angeles, Nevada desert, Monterrey Mexico, Kharg Island Iran

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Twist,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Jeff Miller

Age: 17

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Romantic,Heartthrob,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Axel

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Sarcastic,Lone Wolf,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Doug Stanton

Age: 35

Gender: Lgbt

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Patriotic,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Skillful,Flexible,Underdog,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Leader,Selfless,Heartthrob,Educated,Secretive,Engaging,Outspoken,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Abdul Raheim

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Confident,Complex,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Educated,Leader,Manipulative,Lone Wolf,Adventurous,Outspoken,Visionary,Secretive,Unapologetic

About The Author

A couple of years ago, I experienced a life-changing (and darn near life-ending) event. I was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and given about six months to live, if I was lucky. As I was going through all the trauma, and unable to work, I began writing about my feelings as I experienced them. This stream-of-conscious proved to be therapeutic and later became my book, Mortal Musings. It also reinvigorated a life-long desire to write creatively full-time. I have three completed works ready for publication. Prime Directive: Earth, the science fiction novel I am submitting here; From Dusty Plains to Wartime Planes, an autobiography of my father’s experiences growing up in rural Dust Bowl Kansas then becoming a pilot in WWII; and Mortal Musings, a book about my experiences and thoughts while fighting terminal cancer. For the past 25 years I have made my living as a golf course consultant, frequently writing extensive and detailed reports, which can reach over 500 pages, single-spaced. I have developed an outstanding reputation in the field, not just for my work, but for my writing and communication skills. Before my consulting career, I was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses. Prior to venturing into the business world, I was at the University of Kansas, working on my PhD in Psychology where I had several professional articles published. Relevant to this book is while at KU, I became the first to teach an accredited course in Parapsychology and was fortunate to take an SF course taught by James Gunn.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available