Space Probe Delivers ‘A Message from the Neighbours’ in New Science Fiction Novella

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Vincent J. Hyde explores the idea of alien life in his third published work

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Earth’s radio telescopes detect a message from intelligent life, in Vincent J. Hyde’s new science fiction, “A Message from the Neighbours” (published by Balboa Press). As a spaceship approaches, Director of Space Research Joseph Samuels wonders: are these aliens friend or foe? The book is available for purchase at:

A space probe from another galaxy is heading toward the Earth’s solar system. Two unarmed astronauts are sent to intercept the space probe one light year from the solar system. When the space probe connects with the shuttle, the space probe’s occupant, a robot called Interface, gives the astronauts a visual recording that he explains is the “Message from the Neighbours.” Once the astronauts return to Earth, the message plays. It turns out that the message, delivered by Interface’s image, is a description of the status of the neighbours star system some 300,000 years ago.

Hyde hopes that his book pushes readers to consider that “Intelligent life elsewhere in the universe may not necessarily be aggressive and violent if one believes in a Creator.”

A Message from the Neighbours
By Vincent J. Hyde
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781504315289
E-Book | 150 pages | ISBN 9781504315296
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Vincent J. Hyde was born in September 1954 in Calcutta, India. While living in Calcutta he studied in Saint Xavier’s College. He migrated to Sydney, Australia, in February 1970. While living in Sydney, he completed his secondary education at Marcellin College and Merrylands High School, where he obtained his higher school certificate in 1973. He completed the electrical engineering degree course at the University of New South Wales in 1979. He earned a postgraduate diploma in illumination design at the University of Sydney in 1983. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NSW Public Works from 1979 to 2014 and retired from active engineering duties in 2014. Since 2014 he has been writing to continue his professional development. He has written two books published by Balboa Press: “Heaven and Earth” and “A Journey from Dust to Consciousness.” He is a current member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a retired Chartered Professional Engineer.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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