OSGUARDS: GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE $14.50 for paperback (6 x 9 & 300 PAGES) $1.99 for eBook
ISBN-10: 09843645-0-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-9843645-0-3; ISBN (eBook): 978-1-4524-3720-0
For centuries the planets of Kulusk and Chaktun have battled in the heavens above Earth. In 1860, twin Chaktun princesses, Laurona and Nausona Osguard, fled to Earth and were beaten and raped as slaves in the United States' antebellum south. Unbeknownst to the people of the 21st century Earth, their descendants, the Osguards now govern a universal peacekeeping organization called the Universal Science, Security and Trade Association of Planets -- USSTAP. The First Osguard, Michael Genesis leads the Osguards in protecting the 60 known galaxies of the universe from Kulusk tyranny. Now Earth has become an unwitting pawn in the Kulusk Empire's thirst for revenge against the people of Chaktun, forcing Michael to prepare USSTAP, for the first time, to go on the offensive and wage an all out universal war. If he is successful, many people will die, and if he is not, Earth will be destroyed.
Move over, Gene Roddenberry, Glen A. Larson and other imaginative creators of space-age adventure. There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Malcolm Dylan Petteway.
A fresh, innovative and exciting writer, Petteway’s “Homecoming – Osguards: Guardians of the Universe ” is the first in an anticipated series of galactic adventures featuring the Osguards, leaders ofthe United Nations of the universe, the Universal Science, Security and TradeAssociation of Planets (USSTAP). Instead of battling Klingons and Cylons, the USSTAP adversary is the Kulusks, age-old enemies of the Chaktun, whose ancestors were the founders of the Osguards. At stake in their ultimate confrontation isthe fate of the universe.
But while typical science fiction focuses strictly on the other-worldly, “Homecoming” offers some detailed back stories that fit neatly into the overall narrative. Petteway expertly weaves in elements of several generations of family life and its conflicts, the deep South in the pre Civil War, the interaction between black people and white people and a theoretical World War III that is prevented thanks to some timely alien intervention. Yes, it’s a lot to digest, but it’s a tribute to Petteway’s focus and story-telling ability that these threads are neatly tied together in the mainframe of the story.
--Bruce Haring 2011 Hollywood Book Festival
Those with the power to decide Earth's fate have been battling for its existence unbeknownst to everyone who calls it home. "Homecoming" is the first book in the "Osguards: Guardians of the Universe" series from Malcolm Dylan Petteway, telling of an ongoing struggle between the Osguards who try to protect sixty galaxies from the tyranny of the Kulusk. As vengeance flares up, it will be up to one Michael Genesis to stand for the Osguard and save the Earth from certain destruction by the Kulusk empire. "Homecoming" is a fast paced work of science fiction intrigue, highly recommended.
-- The Midwest Book Review
"Great story! This is one of the best science fiction novels I've read in a long time...great job with the characters and the action."
—Writer's Digest 10th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards
“Petteway is a veteran Air Force Officer and uses his knowledge to bring a very believable description of battle techniques and strategies. This is a very readable and enjoyable novel. It reminded me of Julian May’s stories of the Remillard Family in her Pliocene Exile stories and the Galactic Milieu Trilogy and that could only be seen as a good thing.”
— Barry Hunter Editor Baryon Magazine
“Like a good play, it captivates its audience! As I read this action-packed science fiction adventure, I was reminded of those early day pulp tales of space opera and ground-breaking stories of new – and alien races that populate the universe. The author’s military background brings the reader believable combat encounters and terminology. His characters are strong and dedicated to their survival, and the survival of their race. The reader is pulled into the story head first, and must fight alongside the Osguards in all of their endeavors. It is a fun and exciting read, and like a good play, it captivates its audience!”
— Tom Johnson Editor Fading Shadows Magazine
“Malcolm Dylan Petteway has written a believable science fiction novel where he creates entirely new worlds. Racism in the United States exists whether it's against black space aliens or its own citizens. It is an exciting book that encompasses very realistic war scenes, the real tragedies of the slave trade and the pushiness of the FBI. The characters were so well developed it felt as if you knew them personally, especially the princesses and the main Osguard, Michael David Genesis. It is a fascinating story that can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who are not huge fans of science fiction. I highly recommend this book.”
— Reviewed by Alice Holman The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers Black Book Reviews
Osguards has all the elements that has always attracted me to science fiction, specifically, that subcategory of the genre called Space Opera. Enormous space ships equipped with planet-smashing arsenals, far flung interstellar civilizations, evil empires, super advanced technology, and weapons of such lethality Earth's most powerful weapons systems would come across as slingshots in comparison…Osguards: Homecoming is a compelling drama in addition to being a fast paced adventure. The characters are written with depth and feeling. There is a lot of internal perspective along with a healthy dose of political intrigue. I have one word to sum up the climatic space battle: spectacular! With Osguards: Homecoming, Malcolm has created a winner. Thankfully this book is the first in a series.
—Ronald T. Jones Author, Chronicles of the Liberator
A very imaginative book about a black family descended from an alien race who uses their special skills to protect the Earth from a coming galactic war. The book really takes off when it takes us back to the family origin among the horrors of American slavery. Homecoming is the first in a series consisting of 4 books.