Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Fantasy – The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Eight: Rare Birds: A Biographical Fiction by Lorinda J. Taylor

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Lorinda J. Taylor,  The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Eight: Rare Birds: A Biographical Fiction

About the book

First contact has taken place and the occupants of the alien ship are giant Birds. While nothing could make Capt. Robbin Nikalishin happier, the Ariana remains marooned on a moon in the Epsilon Eridani system and is running out of oxygen. The crew works furiously to learn how to communicate with the extraterrestrials (the most important element of a first contact), but not all the denizens of the Ariana are as pleased with the situation as Capt. Robbie is. Ian Glencrosse has failed in his attempt to sacrifice himself to save the mission and he remains convinced the death of everyone aboard is imminent. Meanwhile, another member of the mission devises a more ominous plan to “save” Earth from destruction by feathered monsters.

If the Phenix Mission is to make it back to Earth and set in motion that planet’s role in the wider universe, these avian extraterrestrials must be willing to come to the aid of the human aliens – or will they simply fly away and leave them to die?

Head over to buy the book:Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A small selection of other books by Lorinda J. Taylor

A recent review for The Blessing of Krozem: A Tale of Ziraf’s World

AK Cagg 5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful myth about immortality  Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021

This story feels like a modern fairytale wrapped up in a classic myth, and it will have you stopping to ponder what immortality truly is. I felt taken along on Gilzara and Halrab’s journeys. It often felt like I was sitting around a campfire being told their stories by people who knew them. The author weaves the language and trappings of a completely foreign world into the prose seamlessly. You will definitely read a word you don’t recognize and not feel out of place a bit due to the context and the fact you’ve been immersed into this universe so completely. This is not a light read, but it is the perfect book to delve deep into, and it will have you questioning your own views on mortality in no time.

Lorinda J. Taylor buy books: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK – Follow Lorinda on : Goodreads – Blog: Termite Writer Blog Spot – Twitter: @TermiteWriter

About Lorinda J. Taylor

A former catalogue librarian with two graduate degrees, Lorinda J. Taylor was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked in several different academic libraries before returning to the place of her birth, where she now lives. She has written fantasy and science fiction for years but began to self-publish only in 2011. To this point, she has published seventeen science fiction/fantasy novels, including seven volumes of a series retelling myths in terms of her intelligent termite civilization. Her writings combine many aspects of science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, future history, off-world adventure, psychological fiction, and even a love story. She always strives to engage readers emotionally and give them something to think about at the end of each book.


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of Lorinda’s new release.. thanks Sally.

41 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Fantasy – The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars, Part Eight: Rare Birds: A Biographical Fiction by Lorinda J. Taylor

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my latest book! I just discovered this through Twitter. The Man Who Found Birds among the Stars is pretty overgrown, but I should say that the first four parts portray my Captain, Robbin Nikalishin, through his tumultuous earlier life, Parts 5 and 6 are transitional, and Parts 7 and 8 really make a pair that can be read independently of the others (7 leads directly into 8, as the Big Mission to Epsilon Eridani proceeds). And thanks for sharing that review of The Blessing of Krozem – it’s from and I just found it. We all ought to check out the foreign Amazons more often!

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  2. I’m 90% of the way through reading this. It’s definitely worth reading. As Lorinda says, best to read #7 first, so you know how Capt. Robbie and his crew get into the dire situation. Lots of humor and inventiveness in this book.

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  3. I’ve read and enjoyed this entire series. As soon as this book came out, I grabbed a copy. The characters have become like old friends. I’ll miss them when the series ends. Bravo to Lorinda Taylor for her creativity! ❤

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  4. Sorry I have to report that I’ve had to unpublish this book both in Kindle and in Smashword. One of my most loyal readers discovered some significent errors in it, and I don’t have time right now to make corrections. I apologize profusely.


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