When we were growing up, we were all interested in space ships, in the possibility of life outside of our planet and the greatest shows when I was a kid related to them. My most favorite show as Lost In Space. See Dr. Smith cowering behind theMoreWhen we were growing up, we were all interested in space ships, in the possibility of life outside of our planet and the greatest shows when I was a kid related to them.
My most favorite show as Lost In Space. See Dr. Smith cowering behind the little Will Robinson was the funniest and yet spookiest thing I can remember. My brother Keith always had a love for the Sci Fi. I guess eventually his fascination with it rubbed off on me. My writing has always been slanted in the direction of soaps, drama and of course my books have all been about the movies, Television and the stars who made both genres special.
So it was even a surprise to me, when my agents said, try Sci Fi fantasy writing. Who knows, it may be my last round of it. But I do plan on three more books to explain who Cosmic is and what his real mission is about. This book will showcase Cosmic as a good guy. A man who was chosen to fight for the survival of mankind in a scary time on the planet. Similar to the brave men and women who fight for our nation and civilization itself on this war on terror. For their sakes, since many of them have told me they are interested in reading this book, I wont have any terrorists per se in the book.
There will be terror but it has an unearthly presence in this book. I think we are all scared enough of the real bad guys on the planet today. I hope that you find this book entertaining and a bit scary. That was the goal. But also to find it uplifting. One thing Cosmic, our star character in this book taught me, while writing it, was that as scary as things are for our future, there are still good people out there and people willing to help.
Since I am one of these odd people who has never been afraid of anything, it was a bit complex for me to write a novel showcasing the fear of many. So I tried to write it as yes, they fear, but they also are brave. I think you can have both traits. I know that our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan are brave and certainly must have some fear. But they are Americas best and bravest. With their help, we will win this war on terror. With Cosmics help in this book.
I think well feel more brave than we ever have before. Because surely whether in politics or just out there in the world, there must be these brave people who are selfless and who believe in good and truth and justice for all. I enjoyed creating the character of Cosmic. I think he represents the best in us and some of the battles hes had to wage for good versus evil are major compared to many of the battles we have to wage on a daily basis. Even though Ive known some very vile and evil people. Including a former employer, a schizophrenic neighbor who needed help and then went crazy when the help had to come to an end, a wannabe producer who could not take no for an answer, and a small town tabloid rat.
Treachery is something that you have to see and live to grasp. So it was a blessing to have to deal with awful people in that it gives an artist and author more material to work with. Cosmics battles in this book are symbolic of the daily battles many of us wage against envy, liars and people filled with deceit. Thats one great thing about this book, truth and good win out. Truth be told, they do in real life too. All you need is to stand strong and fight. Cosmic is a character that youll be reading more about in the future if I have my way!
(From the Authors Foreword of Cosmics Adventure: A Science Fiction Novel)