Adopted By Humans
Robert Butler

A fresh take on science fiction and a glimpse at humanity through the eyes of an alien who doesn’t know what ‘family’ is, until he finds one!

“Humans are the only known intelligent species to actively create ‘Found Families’ in the form of parents, children, siblings, and more.
If a human starts spending more time with you and initiating physical contact, they have probably adopted you.”

These were the words that caught my ears when attending the most prestigious university in my quadrant as a minor in alien studies.

My intrigue led me to major in the study of humans, a new race to emerge into the galactic political scene, and one that had already in a mere fifty years, captured the imaginations of numerous races.

So when the chance came to go to Earth to study them up close, to live with a human host family known to our professor, I took it.

Inside the pages of these journals, you will find the record of my observations and experiences with human beings.

More than that, you will find how what began as a curiosity that would make for an easy career in a narrow field, changed my life forever, in all the very best of ways.

That’s what happens I suppose, when you’re adopted by humans.

Adopted By Humans book cover

Anthropological fiction can sometimes come across a little didactic and I felt that here. An interesting idea, though -I’d read more, but not if I had something I knew would be more exciting.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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