“Exploring the intergalactic consequences for humanity's cutting-edge science, and hubris, The Return is fast-paced science-fiction thriller that's as easy to read as it is intelligent. Highly recommended.” —Jeremy Robinson, international bestselling author of Island 731 and Project Nemesis
“The Return is a great book with a fascinating premise. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next!” —Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunters
"The Return is as intelligent as it is thrilling. Helmreich is a masterful storyteller, weaving a surreal and convincing tale of speculative fiction reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin. Whole worlds are built and taken apart before our eyes, and yet the writing remains achingly human, authentically touching. A stunning first novel." —Joshua Gaylord, author of When We Were Animals
"This intelligent thriller comes with a fast-moving plot." —Kirkus Reviews
"Helmreich combines just enough science with thrilling action to keep the reader hooked on this story..." —Booklist
JOSEPH HELMREICH, author of The Return, has contributed writing to Every Day Fiction and New York Press. He has worked on film and television projects, such as Garden State, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, before becoming a script-reader for The Weinstein Company. In addition to his writing, Helmreich is also a voice-over actor and member of alternative folk duo, Honeybrick. He lives in New York City and works in film distribution.