Read The Hyperscape Project

Enemy activity had fallen into an eerie calm, but everyone felt the coming storm—a terrible storm, poised to unleash its fury upon the galaxy. It seemed as though the entire universe was holding its breath. Waiting. Whether waiting for the salvation of mankind or its demise was yet unclear.

He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake.

An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu.

Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become the horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it.

5starA lost Queen. An ancient prophecy. Worlds caught in an interstellar war between two malevolent alien races. Hyperspace, Nanites, Biomechanoids with a mysterious past. The Hyperscape Project is non-stop action and lots of fun.” -John S.

5star “I really enjoyed this book. There is a lot of action, but it’s well balanced. If you like Star Trek or shows like Stargate, then I think you’ll like this book. Fun characters and a story that flows well. Some good futuristic science too. (Nanites, hyperspace, gadgets etc.) I only wish that the second book was already available. There is also an interesting extra chapter that can be unlocked with clues from the book. That added an extra bit of fun to it as well. The extra chapter is cute and fun.” -Sara

5star Great read.
Great character development .. Awesome read. If you like saga’s this is the beginning of a great one. Hope you enjoy !

5star Nice
Excellent book, loved the characters and the concept of the story. I can’t wait for the next book. It’s a good read

5star 5 OMGMOAR Stars

I haven’t read a true science fiction adventure story in a long time. The start of a new series, Book 1 : Awakenings does not disappoint. It has all the elements I desire in a good space adventure story – a reluctant hero fumbling his/her way through new alien space, interesting and unique aliens, exciting twists and turns, a good overall plot and a whole lot of fun.

When Nick, the main character, is introduced, two words immediately came to mind – Dennis Quaid. Nick has that same goofy humanism while at the same time being a smart scientist, just like most of the characters Dennis Quaid portrays in Sci-Fi movies (Enemy Mine, Day After Tomorrow, Innerspace, etc). It makes him lovable, easy to understand and easy to relate to. The way Nick reacts to things after being thrown through hyperspace and into far off spot in the galaxy is believable and pretty much the way I picture myself reacting.

The introduction of Nick to things like translation nanites, turbo-lifts, force-fields and alien species is both entertaining and educational without tossing a bunch of info-dumps at the reader. This book is not entirely info-dump free and could stand a touch from an editor for some paragraph breaking and content flow issues. These infractions were minor, however, and didn’t take away from the fun read.

This book is fun. There is an overall plot of Nick trying to find a way to fix his hyperspace module to get back home and deal with the two warring alien factions who have stolen incomplete schematics. Nick finds himself on ship full of aliens, who actually look like aliens, who are more refugees than rebels. The two warring factions, the Dragoran and the Mok’tu, have been ravaging other planets, but Nick’s hyperdrive technology changes the playing field.

Carrying this plot forward are mini side plots that feel like episodes from the original Star Trek mixed with the antics of Galaxy Quest. There are away missions (no red shirts), mysterious alien objects, a spy on board, alien-culture learning plots, and more running through the corridors than Into Darkness. Sometimes, these plots can meander a little bit and leave you wondering what happened to the main plot of the book, but it always finds its way back to Nick’s hyperdrive and the two warring factions.
Although there are a few stumbles, the book delivers on the important things when it comes to classic Space Adventure. It’s fun and entertaining. There is never a dull moment or long break between action and adventure scenes. Aliens who look and act like aliens instead of slightly modified humans. Exploration, character development, spies, technology, gun fights, space battles, and an Admiral that looks like a frog.

So, I am right on board the Hyperspace wagon, eagerly awaiting book 2, which means book 1 gets the OMGMOAR 5 star award from Tracing The Stars. This book is recommended for anyone with a sense of adventure, a sense of humor and a belief that humans are by far not the most or only intelligent life in the universe.

Author C.E. Kilgore –



  1. Jason Nulph September 13, 2013 4:42 pm 

    I’m interested in reading this book.

  2. Michael Bernstein September 13, 2013 6:45 pm 

    Hi Donald. Came here from G+ for the book.

  3. Gareth Bowen September 13, 2013 10:27 pm 

    Hi Donald, Saw this on G+ and I am interested in reading this book too. GB

  4. Quinn September 16, 2013 1:16 am 

    Hello 🙂
    I’m really interested in reading your book. Thanks & have a great week!

  5. Edouin September 16, 2013 3:31 am 


    As a old, and die-hard fan of Sci-Fi, I enjoy discovering the talents of new authors who have new ideas, new spins, new stories and of course, new blood. I would be honoured to read one of your books (honestly, I cannot recall having read any of your works yet).
    Saw your post on G+, so you know that works, eh?

  6. Brandon December 22, 2013 9:58 pm 


    Want to let you know i really enjoyed The Awakening. Cant wait for your next addition. Was wondering if there is a ETA on the next book?
    Thank you

  7. Howard February 17, 2014 8:43 am 

    High just finished the book cannt wait for the follow up a great story with fasinating charactors

  8. brandon July 8, 2014 5:47 pm 

    Read the second book and enjoyed it. I like the twist you put in the end. Now i cant wait to see whats next. Keep them coming 🙂

  9. Seth February 22, 2015 12:26 am 

    Well written with an enjoyable plot, all the trappings of a great space opera.

  10. robert February 27, 2015 6:26 am 

    Ok when can i get the 3rd book

    • Donald Swan February 27, 2015 2:46 pm 

      I am currently working on the 3rd book and several other science fiction works. I wish book three was already finished, but it has a long way to go yet. 🙁

  11. Randy March 10, 2015 7:36 pm 

    Come on Donald! Get cracking! Read both books (very nice) and am now experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Really need that 3rd book, sir. To those who are still deciding if they should read the story. Go for it! Laughs, action, stories within stories, and some characters you can relate to. Well done, sir!

  12. Steven W Piel, Sr. April 18, 2015 3:37 am 

    As a disabled Veteran, I spend a great deal of my time buying books from google. When I found your two latest. I was immediately drawn into the writings as I haven’t since the early 50’s when radio stimulated our imaginations. Asimov would be prouded! When can we expect a sequel!

    Steven from Gardena, CA

    • Donald Swan April 18, 2015 12:34 pm 

      Thank you Steven for such a wonderful comment. As I am not yet a full time author, life has slowed me down a bit on book 3. But I am determined to get a worthy sequel finished as soon as possible. Comments like yours are definitely good motivation! I will let everyone know when it will be coming out.

  13. Bernard June 13, 2015 1:10 pm 

    Very good story , have read many Star Trek novels, but this book is better, I would say that it rivals , E R Burroughs series……. Mars.

    • Donald Swan June 13, 2015 2:36 pm 

      Wow, it is quite an honor to be compared to Burroughs! I hope you enjoy my upcoming books just as much. I will be giving some free ones away when finished. (Be a while) There’s one with your name on it! Thanks Bernard!

  14. July 6, 2015 1:45 pm 

    The Hyperscape Project is a fantastic piece of composing, I’m
    showing my good friends.

  15. Brandon Stone November 18, 2015 6:31 pm 

    I have enjoyed the first two books quite a bit, hopeful that the 3rd one isn’t far away.

  16. Robert April 30, 2016 4:27 am 

    Ready for book 3 now

  17. L.D. December 15, 2016 7:18 am 

    Just wondering if there was an update on when number 3 might be coming ou?

  18. Jill March 25, 2017 8:04 pm 

    Update on book three? And will Amazon availability of your books increase?

  19. Donald Swan August 26, 2017 11:03 pm 

    Book 3 is in the works. Will be out as soon as possible! Thanks for all the great response to the first two!

    • Rod Lyon September 16, 2017 4:22 am 

      Thoroughly enjoyed the first two Dinald. Waiting anxiously for the next exciting installment.

  20. Petro Heller September 25, 2017 2:37 am 

    Wow! Could not put it down! Everything was put on hold until I finished both the available books!
    Now I cannot WAIT for the next!

  21. Eric Cook January 30, 2019 9:22 pm 

    Unending action with imaginative aliens and space technology.

  22. Pj Landin July 12, 2019 4:16 am 

    Wow! Fast-paced, intriguing, sprinkled with just the right amount of humor.,gotta be 6 out of 5 stars. You have a new fan. I love your writing style. 😱

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