The Beta-Earth Chronicles Book Series
Return to Alpha: A New Saga Begins ~ A stand-alone novel!
In 2040, a spaceship lands in Jamaica with six aliens aboard – two from Beta-Earth, four from Cerapin-Earth. Four of the aliens have the same father, “The Blind Alien” from our planet, Alpha-Earth.
Twenty years in the future, the aliens will encounter a planet decimated by the effects of global warming and the devastating waves of weaponized plagues released by the Everlasting Caliphate, the largest network of Islamic terrorists ever assembled.
After decades of all this destruction, how will Alpha-Earth react to the news we are not alone and that other earths worship other gods unknown on our planet? How can we repress the news even after hundreds of Jamaicans share videos of the historic landing all over the world? How can the aliens find a place for themselves when they become hunted fugitives on the run in the American wilderness?
In this stand-alone addition to the Beta-Earth Chronicles, meet an entirely new cast of characters. Join them as they escape human persecution across the former United States in a surprising and deadly chase. Who will give them shelter and protection from a frightened planet?
Return to Alpha, by Wes Britton, is available through these online booksellers. Click on any of these links to find out more.
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Return to Alpha is also available an an audiobook.
Read by Cambridge, United Kingdom, author Edmund Bloxam, the unabridged audio book runs 6 hours and 38 minutes.
Return to Alpha: A New Saga Begins is available through Audible. To purchase the audiobook, click any of the links below ~
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Amazon Reviews ~
SaviLeeLind ~ Good, fast paced story ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021 – “Wesley Britton is a new author to me, but he is quite brilliant. This book felt complex, but was well developed with a very original storyline. The characters you will come to love because they are very well written, and they exude such personality as you get to know them. This was a Sci-Fi story that took a bit to grow on me, but once I began and got into the book it was a great read, and hard to put down. Based upon planet earth in the future its been ravaged by environmental issues, plagues, and disease. Much of the population eliminated. When Aliens arrive people are unsure of their true purpose or how to act, and from there the book takes off as we learn about the remaining earth inhabitants and the newly arrived aliens. With the vast differences and believes will it be a transition to peace, or more of a road to chaos.”
Mandy ~ Parallel Earths! ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021 – “Wesley Britton’s Return to Alpha: A New Saga Begins is a wonderfully imaginative and well-written story about a topic written many times before…aliens. However, Return to Alpha explores the topic in a relatively new way by connecting the aliens to Alpha-Earth by their home planets of Beta-Earth and Cerapin-Earth, Earths that exist in parallel universes to ours. Britton’s writing is easily read, flows well from thought to thought, and gives the characters a realistic quality that makes you want to know their stories. Published earlier this year, 2021, this book is eerily similar to the pandemic still sweeping across the globe presently. I look forward to reading more of Wesley Britton’s works.”
Ashleyann Sanabria ~ sci-fi adventure, a bit of post-apocalyptic and dystopian, with just a sprinkle of romance ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021 – “In this story, aliens have come to alpha earth on a mission, and are greeted by people who are less than enthusiastic at their arrival. The beginning of the story is a bit slow, but it picks up about half way through. The aspects involving COVID-19 are always interesting to read about in books, and where the world went after those events made for an intriguing background to the story. The characters were fun and quirky for sure, and I was thrilled to have some romance to root for, as I am a sucker for a romance. In general, if you like sci-fi adventure, a bit of post-apocalyptic and dystopian, with just a sprinkle of romance, you should absolutely give this book a shot. Once the stage is set, the adventure really is fun to experience.”
Michelle Book Lover Extraordinaire ~ Sci-Fi/Dystopian ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021 – “Dystopian Sci-Fi
This was a very interesting story. I have recently been a big fan of dystopian books, as we’re at a point in this world where everything feels so unsure. Add in some Sci-Fi, Stargate-ish stuff and you’ve got me hooked.
I enjoyed the different aspects of the multiverse used in this book. I felt the characters were well written, though I would have liked to know more about some of the secondary characters. The story was mostly fast paced, a little wordy at unnecessary times.
I hadn’t realized this was a spin-off series, but I will be checking out that series. I hope this series will be continued, as I feel the future of these characters could be interesting to read.”
Lorralei ~ Very good Sci/Fi Adventure ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021 – “Return to Alpha: A new saga begins is a sci/fi adventure and Author Wesley Britton is a new author to me. I really enjoyed this book and it was nice to start out with the characters names and getting to kn ow who they are. Parts of the story remind me of current times. Disease and global warming are taking over and destroying earth. When a group of aliens arrive in Jamaica, there is not a warm welcome at first. Then the story has an dystopian feel with adventure and even in a little romance.”
Stephanie Driskill ~ Revelation or Prophecy? ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021 – “Imagine, if you will, a time and place where a pandemic runs rampant across the globe, people are afraid of others, global warming has changed the world as we know it and now the aliens have arrived! Are they here to help and warn us as they say or are they really here to take over the Earth even amidst the devastation and disease that wreaks havoc across the globe? Oh wait, aren’t we living this now in many ways? Holy crap!!! What a wonderful book that made me think about the current situation on our world and how the different earths handled the pandemic differently. I tend to see this book as a what if and how to approach our lives. The storyline is absolutely fantastic, and the characters are quirky yet very believable and relatable. My favorite character is Mary Carpenter a strong woman who has seen many horrible things and takes no crap! I always like reading books with strong female characters. Do not miss this amazing book that is well written and possibly a revelation into what we have coming in our near future”
kerry baker ~ A great book ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2021 – “Return To Alpha: A New Saga Begins by Wesley Britton is a well written and unique concept of aliens and their connection with Earth. This is a spin off from the author’s Beta-Earth Series. I didn’t realise this before I started reading however it did not detract from my enjoyment of the book.
I though the way the author created the story was really clever. He used a well known trope – aliens – and successfully put his own spin on it. It felt fresh and interesting and was really easy to get into. I thought all the characters were well done. They each added different things to the story and just enhanced the reading.
This is a new author to me and I enjoyed his style of writing. I will definitely be looking into his other series while I wait for the next one in this.”
Melissa saxton ~ Return To Alpha by Wesley Britton review by Melissa Saxton ~ Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2021 – ” it’s 2040, the world has been decimated by plague after plague and every part of the world is our for themselves….until a spaceship lands with aliens turning earth upside down.
from your first introduction to the characters you know you are about to see the worst earth has to offer be thrown at these “alien” visitors. what you don’t expect is mistrust, fear, longing, traitors and love bloom inside this action packed story. as their adventure unfolds you find yourself page turning frantically to see if they make it safely out of a post apocalyptic world run by power and greed. can star crossed lovers prevail? can lies be forgiven? can different worlds and beliefs combine?
when you finish their journey your immediate hope is there will be more to come in this tale as you are left wanting to know if these characters can prevail”
Jennadb ~ interesting array of characters ~ Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021 – “Return To Alpha: A New Saga Begins by Wesley Britton is an interesting futuristic sci fi tale. The storyline is original and is a spin off from the original series Beta-Earth. Wesley explores different concepts that reminds me a bit of the concept from the TV series Stargate or Sliders, in that different parallel universes exist. He gives us an intriguing premise and he has a unique writing style. He has created a story which is complex and has a lot of layers. With an interesting array of characters that are unique and quirky. If you are a sci fi buff you will enjoy this tale.”
Bobbi Jo Wagner ~ great story ~ Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021 – “I enjoyed this scientific adventure story. This is a newer author for me and I look forward to reading more from him in the future. This is a well written story that is full of action and adventure. There is a lot going on in this story from humans to aliens to even some romance. The author’s use of detail made the story understandable, engaging and easy to read. This is a fast paced story that was entertaining and kept me turning pages to the end. I enjoyed how the characters were unique and interesting. They are strong and brought the story to life on each page. They truly made the story for me. I really enjoyed the growth of this story and the growth of the characters. This is a great story that is worth picking up. I highly recommend this book.”
Andy Zach ~ Unique SciFi Fantasy Adventure ~ Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2021 – “That was different! I started the book thinking it was science fiction, but by the end there were enough fantasy elements to put it firmly in the scifi fantasy genre.
Genre-bending aside, it’s a good book. The characters are unique, distinct, and interesting. My favorite was the female lead, Mary Carpenter.
The premise is a group of alien/human combinations travel to our world from a parallel universe. They are commissioned by a trio of gods to spread the knowledge of the multiverse.
Sadly, the US has disintegrated into a four nation dystopia, each of the nations ruled by a quasi dictatorship. The aliens land in Bermuda, proclaim their mission to the world and their adventures begin.
Dr. Britton has written five other books about the multiverse, but it’s fine to start with book six, since it’s a new generation of the family he been chronicling.”
Amazon Customer ~ More than science fiction ~ Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021 – “Return to Alpha is one of these books that opens up a window to another reality inhabited by other volumes about the universe that sprang from his writer’s imagination, Dr Wesley Britton.
The book is a rather unique take on the aliens visiting earth concept. Fiction of course is no stranger to this concept, from ET to war of the worlds and many other works.
This time however there is a twist, we, the readers, or at least me, feel like we have more in common with the “aliens”, than with the earthlings around them.
The story is set in a dystopian, post pandemic earth some 20 years in the future.
Population reduced, countries are broken apart. Covid-19 and other plagues ricked havoc on the planet and the result is a weakened humanity, riddled with fear and isolation.
Into this earth, 6 visitors arrive from parallel earths with different names, hence the title, ‘return to Alpha’.
works that come to mind with similar themes are ‘water world’. Star gate’ and the Sci Fi classic ‘winter’ by Ursula Le Guin.
RTA however is different as I said as we are immediately feel connected to the so called aliens and develop empathy towards them. There is a good reason for the way we feel towards the aliens. I will not disclose it here as it is a bit of a spoiler.
The main character, Malcolm Renbourn the 2nd, is portrayed with strong colors and bold hand, accompanied by a compelling supporting cast of family members,
Of note is also the character of Major Mary Carpenter from Texas, and the unfolding of her relationship with Malcolm is one of the main and colorful threads of the story.
Dr Britton pays great attention to details, which makes you feel like you are right there with the characters, in their landing, in the gilded prison called the “citadel” they are being placed at by suspicious earth security and law enforcement officials and elsewhere in their journeys and adventures.
I also like the rich assortment of secondary characters the main heroes of the story run into, the not-so Christian orphan Brian is a good example of that, pay attention to him when you get to this part of the story.
RTA has a rather clear message for humanity. and good messengers to deliver it. the message is especially relevant and poignant in our post pandemic, deeply divided current reality.
i enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it to anyone who like science fiction with more than just the science and more than just the fiction. “