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Now I write fantasy, science fiction, and horror--and most of it comes from the worlds that I created as a farm kid, one way or another.
My first novel, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, lets you choose how you're going to fight a zombie invasion. Warning: you die. Sometimes, you turn into a zombie and then you die. But can you save the world before you kick the bucket? See any major bookstore in order to buy a copy.
"This is how I like my zombies: fast and funny. Choose this book, and you won't be choosing your doom. You'll be choosing hours of gooey, gory hilarity."
- Steve Hockensmith, New York Times best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Website and blog: www.deannaknippling.com.
Top Customer Reviews
It's science fiction only in the sense that it features weird and exotic intergalactic aliens as props for gags and creating situation comedy, dark comedy or melodrama. Another feature of the genre is that characters confronting the aliens tend to be down-to-earth, small-town folksy types -- bartenders, mail men, nurses, cops, farmers - and they all favor swilling a lot of alcohol, which in turn inclines them to be cheerful, witty and bristling with funny quips, puns, lightning-fast repartee and pithy observations.
But there is almost another sub-sub-genre of these humorous brands of science fiction involving bars. The Hitchhiker books start off in a pub, but also features another kind of bar, The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe. There's Callahan's, of course, but we can find any number of other science fiction tales centered around bars, such as Tales from Gavagan's Bar by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt; the anthology, After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar and quite a few more. (Even Edgar Allan Poe as a bar story with a speculative edge!)
ALIEN BLUE is solidly of this realm, and those readers who enjoy these kind of works will certainly enjoy this novel by DEANNA KNIPPLING.It is competently written, and is at least as clever, and speeds along as quickly as anything by Adams or Robinson.Read more ›
There were quite a few characters to keep track of. I found it difficult to keep Mel and Mimi straight. They were completely different (Mimi was a teenager and Mel was a secretary) but for me their lines blurred a lot. And once disaster strikes I found it even more troublesome keeping everyone straight.
The storyline which entailed turning blue alien goo into beer was a really unique idea. And through to 70% of the novel I was really enjoying it. I did find it to be quite convoluted in the end and I'm not really sure I'll read part two.
Briefly, (on the surface), Alien Blue is a story about aliens coming to Earth and going to a small town in New Mexico (near Roswell). These aliens came thousands of years ago and tried to harvest humans -- unsuccessfully. Another alien was sent but this one, somehow, had Mankind's best interests at heart -- but by his actions it was difficult to discern his true intentions.
The story mainly takes place in and around a bar in the town of Haley, New Mexico. The town's top brass are all trying to stop the little blue aliens from putting all of Mankind under the alien's dominion and making "meat puppets" out of them. But, how do you do so without knowing, for sure, who is alien-infected and who is not? This is where the plot twists and the red herrings rear their heads making this a page-turning read.
Ultimately, this story is about how we as humans savor and embrace who we are as individuals. Without this understanding, the human race is easily broken apart and conquered.
A very long opus, Alien Blue makes you think and question: What would we do if coerced to do things against our beliefs by a hostile third party?
While there are noticeable typos and grammatical errors in the book, the story is so intricate and well-plotted that you can disregard them and still digest and enjoy the overall work.
[P.S. - Yes, there's a ton of blue beer in this story and it would be a spoiler to tell you the role it plays. And it's not what you may think it is!]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a bout aliens and how to get rid of them.
You meet a brewer who makes blue beer and has a smart mouth and many other characters who have more crazy... Read more
There are two books that I refused to finish reading in my life, and this is one of them. The premise is pretty cool, but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K.C. Gray
I was suggested to buy this book.. I struggled through reading it and found it uninteresting. It wasn't the best short story I've ever read.Published on May 9, 2013 by Nerida
It's hard to complain about a book I got for free. This one is a great read and very interesting. I recommend it.Published on January 24, 2013 by Alexandra Romanov
I do enjoy some sci fi stories and movies. I favor the likes of H.G. Wells in the sci fi department. This one is completely different from the genre that I like. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by By Roadwarrior
This is a bit different for me as I don't usually read comedy SF. Because I like just a couple of examples in the genre, and some of the tropes annoy me, I really didn't expect to... Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by SpecFabFic
Cute premise, but it dragged on too long! I thought it could have ended much sooner but it didn't. I did enjoy it for awhile.Published on July 28, 2012 by bobrw
I liked the initial premise, and even though I was a little confused I kept thinking it would all be explained. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Domino
Into a small Nevada town comes an alien (inside a human surrogate). Anam is being hunted for presumed crimes against his own kind. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by M. DeKalb
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