Author and educator Dr. Wesley Britton
Welcome to Spywise.net!
Dr. Wesley Britton has had many lives as a writer. He’s
been a scholar, poet, reviewer, interviewer, and contributor to many
books and websites. He’s the author of four non-fiction books
on espionage in film, television, history, and literature. Now, he’s
also a Sci Fi novelist with a four-book series called The Beta-Earth
Chronicles, coming from BearManor Media!
Here at Spywise.net, we offer a treasury of articles, interviews, and
reviews on nearly every aspect of espionage in fact and fiction. Beyond
the writings of Wes Britton, we also offer fine items by former intelligence
officers, media historians, and fellow reviewers. You get the inside story
into many spy projects you have seen on film, broadcast on TV, and
read – we even have two free full-length books for you!
After you’ve had a chance to explore the files posted here,
we hope you’ll jump over to our sister website, Wes
Britton’s Beta-Earth Chronicles at – www.drwesleybritton.com.
There, you’ll learn about The Blind Alien and
the sequels coming soon!
Follow Wes Britton at his blog,
Friend Wes at his Facebook page.
Read many of Dr. Britton’s reviews at BookPleasures.com.
Praise for The Beta-Earth Chronicles ~
The Blind Alien is a story with a highly original concept,
fascinating characters, and not-too-subtle but truthful allegories.
Don’t let the sci-fi label or alternate Earth setting fool you –
this is a compelling and contemporarily relevant story about race, sex,
and social classes.
— Raymond Benson, former James Bond novelist and
author of the Black Stiletto books
Spymaster and imaginative author, Dr. Wesley Britton has another
big hit! His book takes the reader on a compelling journey of an Alpha
earthling who has been spirited to planet Beta. Science-fiction, yes, but
much more. The book explores science, medicine, commerce, education,
spiritual life, family life and sex on an alternative planet which at times
is insightful and hilarious in its comparison to our own Earth. In an
ingenious way, Dr. Britton has created a new grammar and vocabulary
to continually intrigue the reader. A true winner!
— Bobbi Chertov, Amazon Reviewer
An excellent work of new SF that hearkens back to the classics of
Asimov and Heinlein. Told from the viewpoint of the different characters,
it is a tale of a man from our earth (Alpha) being unwittingly transferred
to a parallel earth (Beta) where he must learn to adapt to new cultures,
attitudes, languages at the same time as coming to grips with the loss
of his sight. Each of the characters are fully developed and well defined
and being able to hear their thoughts about each encounter brings a
richness to the narratives. Politics, religion, social mores and relationships
are all examined from both without and within. Think “Stranger
in a Strange Land” combined with “Foundation”
and you may begin to get an idea of the scope and quality of this adventure.
While definitely not a children’s book, for anyone who
remembers and loves the way SF used to be (before it became all about
war and alien invasions) this is a must read! I eagerly await the
remaining books and will pester Dr. Britton and BearManor until I get
my hands on them.
— Dave Massengale, Amazon review