The Abduction of Joshua Bloom tells the story of a teen and his alien abductors who justify their act in an attempt to save their people. Joshua finds himself in a world dominated by women, and men are subjugated to their whims. He travels to a dinosaur world, visits a water planet, and a world doomed by a star about to nova.
Dr. Bob Rich says:
The Abduction of Joshua Bloom is a fun SF story for young adults. I can’t think of any teenager, male or female, who wouldn’t enjoy it. Sixteen year old boy is taken by aliens with amazingly superior technology. Surprisingly, they are humans with only minor differences from us, but this is satisfactorily explained by the lovely Anita.
Through the device of an alien culture, Michael presents the moral code humanity needs in order to survive. It is fully believable and workable, and hopefully will influence some youngsters to look at society with different eyes: compassion, decency and cooperation instead of greed and aggressiveness.
Here is a wonderful quote from near the end: “The world will be at peace only when the people of our planet love their children more than they hate their neighbors.”
I won’t give away even a bit of the plot, but will say that the book is an excellent combination of exciting action and thought-provoking ideas. Despite the philosophy, there is not a shred of preaching or lecturing. It is an exciting science fiction story, and as I’ve said, it’ll be enjoyed by any young person able to read. And, like all good stories for youngsters, it will also entertain an adult.