"The Sea People was a nice jaunt through a past version of science fiction. In my mind I could picture the bulky ‘space man’ suits of vintage sci-fi magazines with their round sides and fins.
I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of old sci-fi."
First publication in any form since 1959.
Praise for Diane Detzer's The Sea People
"The Sea People is about a man rediscovering his humanity through his relationship with aliens who are more human than he is. I can't think of another book that so clearly has a message of the importance of suffering and the danger of being comfortable. The book is a bold call to leave our comfort zones and take action on behalf of those in need." - Jonathan Cooper, co-creator of The Starman Saga
“Diane Detzer's 'The Sea People' epitomizes classic science fiction, blending big, inventive ideas with relatable characters. The story unfolds in a futuristic world, delivered through prose that pulses in perfect time with its heartfelt narrative. This touching, personal tale is an interstellar rocket ride well worth the journey." - J.S. Earls, creator of Pistolfist and SUPERSONIC Pod Comics
"The Sea People was first published in 1959 under the pen name Adam Lukens. In some ways, the book reads very much as a novel of its time, such as a distant narrator, but in other ways it feels very timeless. The book features important science fiction elements that I enjoy, such as a strange world, interesting aliens, and mysterious phenomenon, wrapped up in an adventure story. I was intrigued by the idea of an infinite distance telepath, and was quietly awed by the unknown and creepy ancestors." - Adam David Collings, author of Jewel of the Stars
Definitely an intriguing story that keeps you turning pages. Diane Detzer has created a main character with the depth to make us invest in his struggle to reclaim his humanity back from years as a burnt-out soldier. And the characters helping him on that road are unique, diverse, and lifelike even in their alien forms. An enjoyable read that takes us to far flung, imaginative worlds!" - Catherine Gruben Smith, author of Ravens Ruins
"The story and characters come from a simpler time in science fiction. It makes for light, entertaining reading but may not capture the imagination of some modern SF fans. Characters, locations, and tech are described enough to allow the reader to expand the universe of the novel in their mind. The Sea People will give you a nice “sci-fi” fix without asking you to trod through entire chapters of descriptive text." - John Wilkerson, Struggling for Purpose
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