On September 11, 2054 Ithran Nek-Hanan (aka Nick) of the planet Selrahc, crashed his space cruiser into a Florida field. In his new novel, Galactically Speaking, author Fred J. Klingenhagen tells the story of how and why Nek-Hanan was charged with Capital murder...and what Floridian Leddie Fenhadden learned about this extraterrestrial.
In a well-researched story and with a tongue-in-cheek writing style that is humorous as well as inventive, author Klingenhagen unfolds a story of life in the future, in the galaxies yet unknown to us, now. And, you will read, that life then is not altogether different from how we act, now.
Nick's mission to Earth is to determine whether the people of Earth are advanced enough to join the Galactic Association of Star Systems, ecologically, financially, socially and intellectually. And it's the Enforcement Department's mission to capture Nick and bring him back.
Thus the story unfolds, as do the wonderful characters that inhabit it, here and faraway. And these characters include the cats of Earth who are able to communicate with the extraterrestrials. That look of disdain you often see in a cat? Its real...they really do think of themselves as smarter than their human counterparts.
If you want to find out what happens in this page-turner, and how John F. Kennedy was involved (that's right, John F. Kennedy), read Galactically Speaking. In this reviewer's opinion, Fred Klingenhagen is the next Gene Roddenberry (but with a great sense of humor) and Galactically Speaking should be made into a major motion picture, its that good!