Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Guest Post by Brent Ayscough Author of "The Visitor"

In a former life, I was an attorney that handled many types of cases, some of which might seem as fighting impossible odds.  Those odds were often fighting a well-funded establishment. 
To begin with, for this fictional story, I asked myself, what is a seemingly impossible task that I might be able to accomplish?
The idea came to me to put the Dalai Lama back into his Tibet, overcoming the might of the Communist Chinese Government, and which task the civilized nations of the world have not been able to do. 
I came up with a solution.   Implementing it required intensive research in so many areas that it took several years to put together.   The story leaves out no relevant details.  
Tibet has only two races, the native Tibetan and now the Han Chinese moved there by the Communist Chinese Government to dilute the Tibetan population.   
My method is to create a race-specific Ebola that will only attack the Han Chinese race that occupy Tibet.
To do this, I found experts that assisted in putting together a workable method of how to do it.  The place to make it, the medical equipment, medical procedures, lab animals, needed samples, expendable test subjects and from where and how to get them, and the characters that could do it,  are all explained.  It is like a “how to do it” primer.
I also found a place where it could be done as it is dangerous.  The place exits in Kazakhstan.
Funding cannot come from a country, as that would be war.  So, I came up with a method of funding as well as the motivation.
Although having nothing to do with the Ebola, I added an alien anthropologist that comes to Earth incognito to observe and evaluate us as a species as to whether we should be allowed to come into space or be eradicated as a threat.  How she gets around is hopefully entertaining.  She intended to land her gliding shuttle in the middle of the US, in Kansas, as she learned English for the mission, but due to a military test over White Sands, New Mexico, she is detected and moves her shuttle over to Europe where she lands in rural Poland.  Homeland security tracked her and chases her as a threat, although unaware she is alien. 

In Poland, she meets an international arms merchant, a Baron, who becomes her host and guide while on Earth.  He is undertaking the task of creating the race-specific Ebola.  How he is hired, the funding, and his contacts make up the story.  There is also romance between the two as the alien is human like.
The reader might find him or herself looking at humans from an unbiased point of view as does the alien as to whether or not we should be contacted and invited to enjoy the wonders of the universe, or, should we be eradicated as a warring threat of a species that has no business in space.
In writing, I think research is half the fun.  Do you enjoy the research you’ve done for your writing?

Brent Ayscough or Ace, as he is known to friends, retired from the practice of law and lives in a house overlooking the sea in Southern California. He has always loved machines, from airplanes to motorcycles, structural design, and other interests. He has enjoyed the acquaintance of diverse and interesting people, and is widely traveled. Bits and pieces of characters he has known, places he has been, seasoned with the spice of his imagination, help him create unusual stories and characters. Extensive collaboration with experts and sources, hopefully, make his stories credible and interesting.

The Visitor by Brent Ayscough ISBN-13: 9781626942356, Black Opal Books , Trade paper/ebook February 2015  $12.99

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