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After the Saucers Landed Paperback – August 4, 2015
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"In his short career, Lain has straddled the fence between small indie presses and bigger genre publishers. After the Saucers Landed should situate him indelibly in the latter camp [...] What distinguishes [After the Saucers Landed] from other "postcapitalist" novels of its kind [...] is Lain's sharp and easy voice, cool humor and wit, appetite for the absurd, and understanding of our mediatized nuances." - LA Review of Books
There’s something fresh and stirring about Lain’s rendering of the subject matter . . . Lain [has a] sharp and easy voice, cool humor and wit, appetite for the absurd, and understanding of our mediatized nuances.”
L.A. Review of Books
Lain’s writing is unsettling, ferociously smart, and extremely addictive.”
Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble and Magic for Beginners
Brilliant. . .Lain manages in his subtle and involving tale of shifting realities to tie in Fluxus, the Carpenters. . .and the aliens with whom we are most familiar, the ones we see in our mirrors each day.”
Jack Womack, author of Random Acts of Senseless Violence
Lain takes us on a wild trip through the art and science of flying saucers and explores the fluid nature of identity in interesting and surprising ways. You’ll be glad you read this.”
Ray Vukcevich, author of Meet Me in the Moon Room
Douglas Lain has a great brain. I am hugely impressed with his prospects...”
Jonathan Lethem, New York Times bestselling author
I don't know anyone else doing quite what Lain is doing; fascinating work, moving, strikingly honest, powerful.”
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Brian is a college professor who writes UFO books, the butt of jokes among many of his colleagues. When his wife has a duplicate--an alien, Asket, who can slip into different identities--Brian pursues her to learn more. Asket has also been wife to other friends. She slips into and out of human identities so convincingly that even our protagonist is unsure, requiring the mall security to throw him out of its establishment.
Why are some readers giving high stars while others few? This is not a traditionally plotted novel. It plumbs the philosophical of one's identity instead. One might state that it lacks escalation. It does escalate, but it is down-played. Also, it doesn't explain itself. This will leave some readers bewildered while those who love to think will be enchanted.
I've had the same experience with some movies where I like it more the more I think back on it. I may not be making sense but I am definitely glad I read it.