Author: Mark Wayne McGinnis

Category: Sci-Fi and Future Worlds

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First Contact: Assess humans with the flawed, rudimentary, mind … Unbeknownst to simpleton Cuddy Perkins, his dependable, uneventful, life was about to be turned completely upside down. It’s a moonless summer night when a severely damaged intergalactic spacecraft enters Earth’s upper orbit. The alien pilot is desperate. Needs to hold up long enough to make repairs—before his pursuers find him. Cuddy Perkins lives a simple life with his mother, his dog Rufus, and a scattering of farm animals that still inhabit their old, dilapidated, Woodbury Tennessee ranch. He was used to the insults; retard … simpleton … village idiot. Momma says to just ignore them … people can be heartless. But Cuddy already knew he had been different, ever since the accident back when he was seven. He didn’t know how long ago that was, exactly, but he did know he was pretty big now—taller than his older brother, Kyle … who was in prison, and the Woodbury Sherriff—the man who put him there. Reviews:Love this author's books.I'm the biggest fan of Mark Wayne McGinnis. The Simpleton was impressive on a lot of levels... the multi-dimensional characters and the unusual and brilliant world he created, and just the science fiction and fantasy and mood he created.. it all blended together in one of the best books I've ever read. I read all of Mark's books. I recommend them all - Scrapyard Ship, Star Watch, Ship Wrecked Stranded on an Alien Planet, Boy Gone, The Hidden Ship, Gun Ship, Guardian Ship, USS Hamilton, and USS Jefferson. Please read this author's work, if you love action and adventure sci-fi or fun and entertaining space scifi space opera, McGinnis will not disappoint.- SterlingThe Simpleton by Mark Wayne McGinnis / Nice first contact novel!A very interesting story about a mentally challenged teen named Cuddy that discovers an alien spacecraft and its sole occupant near his rural family farm and forms a friendship and understanding with him. Cuddy, with the help of the alien Tow and his technology, transforms himself both mentally and physically, much to the surprise of his friends and family. This is the ultimate underdog story, with the former village idiot now empowered, teaming up with friends and an older brother to help protect Earth and then a distant alien culture, from a now common alien enemy. A very fun and easy read.- Eric in AZWhat an incredible space opera science fiction story !! Finding this book was awesome the plot twists and turns at an incredible pace, the ending will leave you wanting more. I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next bookI am very happy that the author has written more books in this series and I do hope he will continue doing so.- Bob K.Excellent space opera adventure scifi with cool alien first contactAs an avid SF reader, I was delighted to find this jewel. Cuddy is the "simpleton" who regains his abilities plus more through the efforts of the last member of a pacifist alien race. I was worried about a "Flowers for Algernon" ending. However, the author graciously gave a far more satisfying conclusion.- VivianThe Simpleton by Mark Wayne McGinnisGreat adventure science fiction book with lots of technical with believable next step Kinetic abilities I would love to see a next book based on the other life pods. With possibly another antagonist with other abilities and reasons for conflict.- Robert EarnestGreat Read - believable characters. nice action adventure syfy novel.This is a great book. The protagonist gets something back and then some. I found it entertaining and a gentle easy read.-Wildduck