They Have Been Watching
The Tinker and The Fold Trilogy
The Tinker and The Fold: The Problem with Solaris 3 is the story of Jett Joseph Javelin Junior, an eighth grader, whose scientific tinkering attracts the attention of The Fold, an extraterrestrial federation, tasked with keeping peace in the galaxy.
When The Fold comes to collect him, Jett’s life is thrown into chaos. From alien abductions, to life in Tower 100, to becoming a castaway on Lanedaar 3 and savior to the Boonans, to flooding the White House with living alien pom-poms that eat everything in sight, Jett’s adventure to save Earth from The Neutralization Protocol and integrate it into The Fold is fraught with peril and will keep you guessing all the way to the end.
The story continues in a second title,
The Tinker and The Fold: The Rise of the Boe released in October 2016.
Rich in characterization, plot, development, and humor, the story unfolds as a winner and is highly recommended not just for the young adult audience it’s intended for; but for many an adult sci-fi fan looking for the truly remarkable standout read that includes thought-provoking reflections on the nature of peace, collective consciousness, and ruling systems.
– Diane Donovan, Editor
[This] book is really good.
Clearly, this book’s creators love their work. It shows in the deep, compelling history of the world (and worlds) in which the story takes place…The story is sci-fi, mixed with some intense family drama. That’s an excellent setting for a heroic story.
– John Crow, Revolution SF
A rambunctious launch to a new series…The fleet narrative never has any dead spots and boasts a clever range of aliens of all shapes, sizes, and appendages. It also has just the right balance of tongue-in-cheek (when a life form happens to have a tongue or a cheek) and serious elements when it comes to pondering moral issues and dilemmas. There is, naturally, a cliffhanger finale to draw readers into the next installment.
Fun YA galactic romp that is not without its thoughtful side.