The Idea Behind We The People: Inalienable
by Christopher Scott Wagoner
My early novels, the first of which I penned at the age of twelve, were rife with clichés and one dimensional characters. I also had a distinct lack of understanding of how copyright laws worked, and my books featured trademarked characters. These days I could slap a ‘fan fiction’ label on them and show them off, but back in the day there was only one word for that; Plagarism!
Gradually I began to recognize the traits in characters I loved that made me love them, and I distilled those essences into my own creations. Thane came about because I was watching a zombie show—you know which one—and the protagonists were just blasting the things to smithereens. I thought “it must be hard to be a zombie” and something clicked. I knew I had a main character for my novel.
Zombie leads are rare, but not unheard of. Since living dead characters often face off against murky mystical forces I thought it might be fun to have an adversary with a science fiction background. As Thane grapples with the same issues many teens deal with—a search for identity, burgeoning sexuality—she evolves into a more complete character. It’s that evolution of self that goes hand in hand with American values, as we’re always striving to be a little better than we were yesterday.
About the Book
Author: Christopher Scott Wagoner
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Saga
Length: 277 pages
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Synopsis: This is bloody awesome!! I was gripped from the start and can't wait for MORE. ~ Orchard Book club (UK)
Morticia Thane has a problem. It's not the fact that she has no memories before two years ago, or even the fact that she can't die. Thane has been abducted by a top secret military unit, whisked away to a hidden facility in the desert by the stalwart but ruthless Captain Bast.
Thane meets a group of misfits like herself, and discover that they're not mere prisoners but the last line of defense against a threat from beyond the stars. Can Thane and the others find a way to win? Or will the human race become extinct at the hands of an alien virus?
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