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Every summer as kids, we would host one group of cousins or another and jump off hay bales, create mazes by crawling the patterns through the tall grass, and steal green apples out of the garden. We also branded calves, killed chickens, and stole steak knives to threaten skunks with. But that’s growing up on a farm for you. 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. Find me at: www.deannaknippling.com

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  • File Size: 1398 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475005792
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wonderland Press (February 20, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BICIRC
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Every summer as kids, we would host one group of cousins or another and jump off hay bales, create mazes by crawling the patterns through the tall grass, and steal green apples out of the garden. We also branded calves, killed chickens, and stole steak knives to threaten skunks with. But that's growing up on a farm for you.

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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Bamberg on February 21, 2012
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For all you SF-beer aficionados, this is your wet dream (I didn't tell you to spill the beer). The setting in a small New Mexico town, close enough to Roswell to get lost tourist, is the perfect setting for conspiracy buffs looking for proof of the advanced alien scouting party. Come for the beer, stay for the invasion. Seriously, (slightly that is) this is a fun read for all those looking to learn of aliens, well-crafted boutique ale, and the mystery of why so many tourist seem to disappear in the backwoods of New Mexico. I heartily recommend this for those of you looking for something really new.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ken Korczak on March 6, 2012
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Science fiction, like all genres, has developed a number of sub-genres, and one of them is a humorous, farcical brand represented by books such as the Hitchhiker series by Douglas Adams, and the Callahan's Crosstime Saloon offerings by Spider Robinson. This same sub-genre is popular in sci-fi movies, too; notably flicks such as Men In Black, Mars Attacks, and more obscure films, such as The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dolphin girl on April 22, 2012
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I kept feeling like I was reading the second book in a series, there seemed to be so many references to events that may have been prior to this book. I could not find a book by this author that was book number one of a series though. It was just really confusing, and the book wasn't really that great anyhow. I stuck it through to the end because I kept thinking it would get better, but it didn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Moss on March 9, 2012
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Alien Blue is definitely a different story than I am used to reading. I read very little sci-fi and this one has all the makings of science fiction. I did laugh quite a bit in the beginning. Bill, the owner of the bar, had quite a few good one liners. In the beginning. However, as the story progressed he didn't seem as funny any 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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By myrtleturtle on May 17, 2012
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I have to say, the description of the book is very misleading. I expected a funny alien invasion story with an inventive twist, that they can be defeated by alcohol. I don't want to spoil anything but that is not the case. The plot is very confusing. At times it seems like it's a sequel because of the gaps in information that the reader is expected to know or pick up on. There are more characters than a Roland Emmerich movie and the body count gets pretty high as well. Scenes that (I imagine) are supposed to be dramatic or suspenseful are just plain confusing and fall flat. Most of the time I couldn't keep up with all the turns, and where in time we were, but I finished it to see what would happen... let's just say that was a disappointment as well. I guess I was expecting something more lighthearted and fun with the premise, but the book is very dark. If those are the kinds of stories you like then go for, but if you are like me and prefer light reads and plots that make a bit of sense then I do not recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Notebook Blogairy on April 12, 2012
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Alien Blue by DeAnna Knippling is a complex little gem of a story. There are so many plot twists that occur and keep occuring straight through to the end of the book. You read on in wonderment, What will happen next?

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!]
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