I read the first book in this series, “Alien Affairs”, a few years ago and always intended to read the others, but had a TBR list that precluded it at the time. When a health issue drove me toward reading something that would make me laugh (laughter is the best medicine after all, right?), I reread “Alien Affairs”, then immediately dove into the sequels. I was not disappointed.
As a fan of dry, dark humor, not only did this one make me laugh, it was also a great, highly suspenseful story with a complex plot of its own with some new engaging characters. With the human race left sterile by the attack depicted in book one, now the characters need to figure out how to reverse the effects. Coupled with that, however, is a wave of terrorist attacks, which rather than simply using explosives to kill people, disperse the deadly ebola virus instead. Thus, the chase is on, the team trying to second guess the terrorists with regard to where they’ll strike next while also trying to develop the antivirus to say nothing of trying to live their personal lives in the midst of chaos.
Alien technology recorded in an ereader that main character, Carrie Player, obtained in book one, contains the information they need to beat the virus, which they hope to employ to reverse the sterility situation as well, since it’s caused by a virus. Nothing is simple, though, because the aliens are still hanging around committing random abductions to make sure their extermination plan has succeeded. If they discover their mission to wipe us out humanely by attrition has failed, they’ll simply kill off everyone real-time with their gravity wave weapons, though we’re on the trail to developing them as well, thanks to the same ereader.
Anyone who has left-leaning political views would probably find this book outrageously offensive. I found it refreshing and satisfying, the characters’ goals such that could undoubtedly improve upon the current world situation. There’s no sugar coating of what’s going on or where we’re heading, if someone doesn’t take drastic steps soon. While I appreciate the symbolism vampires and zombies represent in numerous dystopia novels, this cautionary tale doesn’t pull any punches with regard to where the greatest threat really lies. These stories are not trivialized satire; they are well-written, masterfully constructed, brilliant looks at how our way of life is crumbling before our eyes. Read it and weep.
If you haven’t read “Alien Affairs” this book would still make sense since the author did an outstanding job of recapping major events that tie into this one. However, I recommend starting with book one since it sets the stage by going all the way back to the Roswell UFO crash back in 1947. If you’re a UFO or conspiracy aficionado, you’re bound to thoroughly enjoy these well-written, fast-moving stories populated with vivid, often snarky characters you’re sure to cheer on in their quest to save the world from annihilation.
Pick up your copy of Book 2 on Amazon here.
Moving on to Book 3, “Alien Child”, the third and final book in the “Alien Affairs” series, this one is slightly different since it’s written through the viewpoint of Terrie Deshler, who is Carrie Player’s child (born in the end of book two as the result of an alien encounter in book one) who has 2% alien DNA. Now a teenager, she’s brilliant, snarky, sexy, and telepathic, her black eyes the only visible evidence of her alien heritage. This is enough for her to be viewed as an abomination, so she and her mother become the target of government supported terrorist attacks. Thus, they are forced to live in a walled compound surrounded by heavily armed security details.
Having found an anti-virus which can reverse the sterility imposed upon the world in book one, it is being selectively dispersed only to graduates of Georgia Turnbull’s elite Academy, their goal to repopulate the earth with educated, hard-working, morally solid individuals. Controversial, yes, but what intelligent person hasn’t entertained the thought that there are some people on this planet who simply shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce? Yet, there is the matter of who should make such a radical decision? It’s even more complicated, however, because if the aliens discover their plan to destroy the entire human race has failed, they’ll employ more violent means to do so and be done with it.
Like the other books in this series, this one is loaded with political incorrectness. However, anyone who thinks we’ve made strides forward in the past several years is either blind or can’t be playing with a full deck. It’s thought-provoking to consider who the real enemy is: The aliens who want to destroy the human race because they don’t want our propensity for violence unleashed on the entire galaxy? Or the terrorists and their sympathizers in the government itself, who are clearly on the path to destroying civilization as we know it?
Yet, when push comes to shove, the aliens turn out to be Carrie and Terrie’s allies, providing some very satisfying, high-five moments, though the problem remains regarding the alien’s refusal to accept a failed mission due to the sterility issue. There are certainly plenty of other loose ends that the author could continue to develop, should he so choose to continue the series.
I blew through this book in a single day, wondering how it would end, which certainly held some interesting twists and surprises. Dark, satirical humor and suspense aside, this thought-provoking series addresses numerous sobering issues. Clearly we live in a world that has chosen a path that can’t possibly end well without intervention. It wasn’t too difficult to see both the alien point of view as well as that of the Turnbull Academy with regard to human behavior. As a side note, if you’ve read any of Dr. Steven M. Greer’s books on the UFO phenomenon, you may recognize that there are various elements of this tale that could be more truth than poetry. We can always hope.
Pick up your copy of “Alien Child” on Amazon here.Three Cheers & Five Stars for Scott Skipper’s “Alien Affairs” Trilogy I read the first book in this series, “Alien Affairs”, a few years ago and always intended to read the others, but had a TBR list that precluded it at the time.
I’m pretty sure
and Margot Robbie are the same person or somehow related to each other.
But the low point of Polly Tommey’s advocacy career came when she and Andrew Wakefield “helped” a family in crisis. They were working on a reality TV show (that failed to get off the ground) called the Autism Team. The idea was simple: find a family with an autistic child who is in need of help. Swoop in with Team Wakefield, blame vaccines, claim it’s all about gastrointestinal issues, claim to have helped the family and move on to the next. But it all fell apart with one family–that of Alex Spourdalakis. In the autism community, a community were people have extraordinary needs, Alex had extraordinary needs. What he didn’t need was for his mother to be fed false hopes and bad advice, which is what Team Wakefield did. What he didn’t need was for Team Wakefield to walk away to their next project, leaving his mother with nothing when the hope they were sold proved false.
Alex was murdered. Brutally murdered. By his mother and another caregiver. Alex was poisoned. When that failed to kill him, he was stabbed. Repeatedly. His wrist was slit to the bone. By his mother and caregiver. Alex bled to death, leaving a grisly scene for when his father, estranged from the mother, found him.
The fact that Polly Tommey won’t face up to her abject failure with Alex Spourdalakis is not surprising. It is also not surprising that Polly Tommey won’t judge the people who committed that brutal murder, or any other murder by a parent of an autistic child. Not surprising, but an example of the failure of Polly Tommey and other faux autism advocates to actually stand up and lead. How hard is it to say, “No! Murder is wrong”?
Polly Tommey met Alex Spourdalakis. But she “won’t judge” the person who plunged a knife into his chest. She won’t judge the person who poisoned him. She won’t judge the person who slit his wrist.
No, she won’t judge Alex’s murderers. Instead she and Wakefield capitalized on the tragedy to make “documentary”, taking Alex’s story to promote their own agenda.
I love watching end of the world conspiracy theories and scaring the hell out of myself and rebooting my anxiety
ESA (European Space Agency) is not NASA. Here’s a very spherical Earth (slightly oblate due to its spin) from space. Note how it looks just like our very spherical moon when it’s half lit by the sun.
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Astronaut Alexander Gerst (ESA astronaut!!!) took beautiful timelapse images of Earth and the ESA youtube channel made a music video out of them.
ESA’s youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/ESA
Okay flat earthers, why would ESA lie to us? You say NASA does, but NASA isn’t the only group who works in space. Lemme guess, ESA is in cahoots with NASA to fake all its pictures to keep us in the dark. I just gave you pictures from a group that is not NASA, and none of you flat earthers have produced an image of this ice wall on the edge of the Earth.
Why the heck would scientists fake all that anyway? As far as I’m concerned God created all the laws of physics and science is how He plays with His kids. He made stuff happen, then said “now figure out how I did that” and now He’s sitting back and watching us figure out how the universe truly works. We’ve come a long way since Jesus walked the earth.
So what’s the point of faking everything? There isn’t one!
what if when we talk to each other we’re not really talking to each other, but we think we are. for example, most lipreading is guesswork; our brains guess the words that fit best with the situation. so what if our brain s think we hear things but really we don’t. it’s too early, fuck you Shane Dawson.
one of the clerks, who’s store I did tonight, listens to nonstop conspiracy theories about the government and it’s honestly the high point of my night
I think I figured it out. Why Alex Jones is like this.
He never got his dream job of being a WWE Commentator. Hes got the chutzpah of one.
What if… and bare with me here. What if EA is actually in control of the FCC and after the disaster that Star Wars Batllefront 2 was and all the money they lost through the boycotting and removal of micro transactions, they decided to repeal net neutrality to make up all the money they lost by being able to charge extra for access/speed on the internet.
There’s another ableist conspiracy theory that’s almost as disgusting as antivaxxers.
There are people out there who believe Stephen Hawking died years ago, was replaced by some random old man from a nursing home and is being touted around as a government mouthpiece and isn’t really doing any of the talking through his AAC device.
He spent many years using a clicker in his hand until his fingers lost the strength to click the button.
[Stephen Hawking in the 80′s. His hands are very curled up and he is holding his clicker in his right hand, which is turned palm up so the clicker can rest safely across his palm.]
Then he moved on to a sensor attached to his glasses that reacts to his cheek movements.
[Stephen Hawking in the 2010′s. The sensor is mounted on the right side of his glasses and resembles the tiny earpiece microphone some pop singers and public speakers use to amplify their voices.]
Typing is very slow, maybe a word a minute, so Q / A sessions with him mean you send your questions to him far in advance so he can type his answers, and on interview day he triggers his responses without having long gaps of him typing. This can sometimes give the illusion that he just inputs a ton of stuff into his computer in a few seconds, but that’s not the case.
It might take him several minutes to type “Hello, how are you today?” He doesn’t do “small talk” because it’s such a chore for him to talk at all. It’s very hard work for him to input things into his computer to talk, and people sometimes don’t give him enough time to respond before wandering off.
He prepares speeches and lectures months in advance. Usually he’ll be typing away while his caregiving team wheels him place to place since he can’t operate his wheelchair by himself.
So the people who think Stephen Hawking is a government puppet are a bunch of ableist nasties who refuse to believe that a disabled man reliant on AAC is smarter than them.
Paula McMahon, the Los Angeles Times:
A former Florida Atlantic University professor who claimed he was fired in retaliation for blogging that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax lost his bid to get his job back.
Jurors in the federal free speech lawsuit filed by James Tracy took just three hours to reject his claim that the university terminated him for his conspiracy theory blog.
The university said he lost his tenured position because he repeatedly refused to obey reasonable requests from his bosses.
Oh, well then