Alien Apocalypse - Genesis,  Dean Giles, short story, series, book 3, earth, invasion, comet, alien, moss

Dean Giles

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19,200 words - 73 pages


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BOOK 2 in a short story series


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IN BOOK TWO OF THE SERIES, following "The Storm", humanity is on a downward spiral. Leon and Elliott set out for the Coryton Refinery and discover the oil reserves needed to fight the alien moss are under the control of a ruthless gang of kidnappers. A botched rescue attempt nets only one captive, and she knows of a “safe zone” where Leon can recruit help to take over the refinery, but getting there could get them killed.  

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Praise for Alien Apocalypse - Genesis

Review by Ursula K. Raphael "AstraDaemon, The Zombiephiles" 

Alien Apocalypse - Genesis is the third story in the sci-fi series by Dean Giles; Alien Apocalypse: The Hunger is a free prequel that offers a very brief glimpse of what happened before Alien Apocalypse - The Storm.

In Genesis, the alien substance that is only susceptible to oil is referred to as "the ancient mind," and is one of the main POVs throughout the story. The other POVs are told through Leon, and a creation of the alien entity. The new creations give an unexpected depth to the series that I was not expecting, and open up all kinds of possibilities for the next installment.

At this point, not only do I think very highly of Dean Giles & his sci-fi tales (check out Ghost in the Machine for another great sci-fi story), but I think Alien Apocalypse would make a fantastic graphic novel.



A review by AJ Kirby

Welcome back to Dean Giles' post-apocalyptic world. I hope you've stocked up on oil.

This story is that rare thing that snooty critics would have you believe doesn't exist; intelligent science fiction. It's obviously well researched and imagined. But so is a lot of the sci-fi I read. What separates this from the rest is the heart which Giles creates, and which pumps within this relentless narrative.

In this new offering in the series, Genesis, Giles continues with the story of humanity on the brink of extinction. The world is almost completely overrun by alien moss, which chokes the life out of anything that moves or has a heart. And the moss is clever, sentient. It has an ancient mind focused on the destruction of humans.

Terrifyingly, this enemy is mutating. Is becoming even more horrific. Because now, it can replicate human beings. Things are not what they seem. Elliot, and Leon, his father, don't know who to trust in this new, dangerous world. And when they rescue Isabel from the oil refinery, neither of them could have known the chain reaction of events they set off.

Genesis is at once an environmental metaphor, a scare story and always, a rollercoaster ride. It's brilliantly paced and effortlessly engaging. And the action sequences are gripping. Looking deeper, you can see the work which has gone into this. It's carefully crafted. The story arc is wonderfully wrought and the characters are deftly drawn. The relationship between the father and son calls to mind Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and this is no idle comparison. in this stark, unforgiving environment, which is populated by opportunists and killers like the Black Beard bunch, Giles instills real hope and human spirit in his protagonists. They carry the torch for humanity. It's as much about the evil - and goodness - inherent within humanity as it is about the aliens. Indeed, the 'bad guys' are the slavers, the brutal opportunists who take advantage of the situation to gain power over others as it is about the moss.

Genesis is a creation which would grace our tv screens. It calls to mind the fresh writing styles as evidenced in series such as The Walking Dead. And commuters, read this, because I swear, never will you have seen the M25 so quiet!