THE CAT WHO FELL TO EARTH : A Novel of First Contact

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Nick Korolev

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A first contact story involving a sabotaged probe with a leonine alien scientist named Kedi and Crystal Hopkins, the woman who gets involved keeping him out of Black Ops clutches when he crashes in Sedona, AZ.



Short Summary

Pro-contact aliens from the Confederation of Planets meet in a secret location to finalize a plot to force first contact with Earth with a leonine Mehari ship's master.

After a suspenseful adventure of escape with her help, Kedi returns to Crystal's home with security on orders to act as liaison preparing the way for an official diplomatic contact with the UN.


Sedona, Arizona

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Kedi M'Tschaka

Age: 30ish

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Blunt,Skillful,Visionary,Aspiring,Empathetic,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Crystal Hopkins

Age: 30s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Confident,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: General Frank Pullman

Age: Early 50s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Leader,Educated,Narcisstic,Patriotic,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Major Tom Reynolds

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Patriotic,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

Forget SETI and formal announcements of ET first contact or anything conjured yet by Hollywood. THE CAT WHO FELL TO EARTH takes the reader on a journey of what could happen if an average citizen came upon a crash site. The story opens when a sabotaged manned alien science probe crash lands in Sedona, AZ in Boynton Canyon. Kedi, the leonine M’Hari scientist on board does not realize he is the victim of a Planetary Confederation plot to create a first contact situation. After an at first scary confrontation, Crystal, a local New Age shop owner who was a witness, decides to help him along with her boyfriend, Dennis and two neighbor kids Tony and Brian. But what can they hope to do against the relentless black-ops military force MAJESTIC out to capture him and his ship? Sometimes controversial and thought provoking with a liberal splash of humor, THE CAT WHO FELL TO EARTH will keep science fiction fans glued to the screen. β€œ. . . literary catnip . . . β€œ Kirkus Reviews β€œ. . . Love this story. . .” Alison Shanahan - Inkitt Reviews

About The Author

Originally from NJ and raised in a boating family, Nick Korolev was first published at age 14 in the national magazine Popular Dogs. Over the years, he has written and been published in different genres and ventured into stage and screenplay writing gleaning some awards. After nine years in Sedona, AZ he moved to West Virginia for family reasons. Traditionally published novels with small traditional independent publishers include; YA fantasy The Swamp Dragon (Whiskey Creek Press 2011) and Adult maritime historical novels Dark Waters (Salvo Press 2012) and Storm Warning (Fireship Press 2015) and adult political satire Ghost of a Chance (Mockingbird Lane Press 2017). One of his science fiction short stories was selected for inclusion in the recently published anthology 2018 Spring into SciFi by Cloaked Press. His most recent win was in December 2018 with a science based dystopian short story titled Caldera for Aftermath Magazine a new online publication out of the Netherlands that had over 1,400 international entries. His day jobs include substitute teaching for Hardy County, WV and in the summer, naturalist for Lost River State Park. He presently lives in Fisher, WV with two cats, Teddy and Ninja.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Those interested in possibilities of other civilizations out in space.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Mockingbird Lane Press

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 978-1-64570-528-4