The Return Author:Richard Maynard Back to the Future — Out of contact with Earth for years, the seven-man crew believed their aborted space flight had lasted for six decades; they were resigned to the fact that their wives and children would be long dead, yet they were eager to set foot on familiar ground, to fit back into the world they had left behind. But what awaited them on ... more »their fateful return was far from familiar. The once-glorious planet was a dilapidated shadow of its former self-great cities lay in neglect and ruin, and the land's inhabitants were oddly--dangerously--primitative. Stranded on a planet that was no longer theirs, the determined crew would battle nature, hunger and savage hunting tribes in their fight for survival, all the while hoping to discover the cause of the devasting calamity.
In the tradition of PLANET OF THE APES and THE TIME MACHINE.
"A dark parable of humankind's headlong rush toward progress!"-Library Journal
"Maynard possesses a pyrotechnic narrative power: his combination of vivid description and crackling action elevates some...material to almost sublime heights!"-Kirkus
"A Science fiction thriller...The Return is gripping in its portrayal of seven men trapped in a place that is both familiar and horrifyingly unfamiliar. More than that, it is a chilling vignette of an all too plausible fate tha may await us!"-New York Times Book Review
"A worthwhile exercise in 'suppuse' and 'what if' science fiction!-UPI
"A dark parable of humankind's headlong rush toward progress!"-Libary Journal
"Maynard has breathed new life into...a wibrant first person narration...a compelling portrait of this alien Earth!"-Providence Sunday Journal
"Well written and thought provoking!-Science Fiction Chronicle« less