Harvesting Earthlings to Launch for the Holidays

Updated: Nov 17

Although I still don’t have a launch date, my latest novel is set to drop in time for the holiday season. The book is entitled “Harvesting Earthlings for Fun and Profit” and is the sequel to my 2020 novel “It Gives You Strength”. As you may recall, “Strength” followed alien anthropologist Tashan Zho as he traveled to New York in 1926 at the height of Prohibition. In NY, Zho was caught between rival bootleggers fighting for control of the New York to Canada smuggling markets. I affectionately called it “Starman meets Boardwalk Empire”.

In “Harvesting Earthlings for Fun and Profit” it is 1934 and Dr. Zho’s once idyllic planet Dagan is now ruled by a brutal dictator. Zho is now a refugee hiding on the primitive planet Earth to escape Dagan. Of course, in 1934 the United States was in the throes of the Great Depression and Dr. Zho experiences a very different America this trip. The book also builds the world of Zho’s home planet Dagan, where the Dictator Arixn is using an alien version of the Roman Coliseum to divert the attention of the citizens of Dagan from the fact that their civil rights have been severely eroded.

Like Strength, “Harvesting Earthlings” is a mashup of historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Set in 1934, the fictional characters interact with actual historical characters and events like J. Edgar Hoover, Jack Dempsey, Clark Gable, Edith Cavell, and mobsters John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson.

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