About the Author
David Hoffer was a columnist for a popular publication covering the Information Technology industry. Nowadays, he’s writing science fiction. Recent works have appeared in the anthology A Year in Ink (volumes 11 & 12) published by San Diego Writers, Ink. Melody is his debut novel. Besides tapping away at a keyboard, Dave enjoys spending time with family, painting, and not least, surfing off the coast of Del Mar, California.
A Note to the Reader
AMIGO is based on a real project called the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). The project is led by the European Space Agency and scheduled to be launched on 2034. I hope LISA detects something as unusual as the fictional AMIGO. The U.S. Space Force was formed after I finished this book and it was only good luck that Space Operations Command turned out to be based in Vandenberg AFB.
Lastly, a word about the mode of interstellar travel used by the aliens. The 14th Dalai Lama claimed that if rebirth were true for one person then it has to be true for all. After hearing this, I recall thinking, “Well, if that’s the case then it can’t be limited to Earth but has to occur throughout the universe.” Shortly afterward, I began writing a tale about a little girl taking a picture with her father.
Hopefully, you the reader, found this story worthy of your time and attention. If you enjoyed the book, I invite you to leave a review.
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