I Love Alien Invasion Stories

Author Interview
Will Alers Author Interview

Samuel is an interesting character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Samuels main inspiration at first was from Shepard from the Mass Effect trilogy, Master Chief from The Halo Franchise and Ethan Winters from the Resident Evil franchise. The challenge was giving him more agency and insightful dialogue to keep him from becoming a flat character.

I wanted his backstory to remain mysterious. I liked the idea of flipping an Ayn Rands theme in “Atlas Shrugged” of “objectivism” in concept of a heroic character to have morally ambiguous qualities, with a lack of happiness and a lack of purpose in life. Those were the driving needs for Samuels arc.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

I love alien invasion stories, where the audience gets to see Humanity on the edge of extinction. When we are out of our comfort zone.

The consequences of time travel was another theme that I wanted to explore. So many stories that involve travel either forget the consequences, or are used in a way to ret-con details in a story.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m pretty sure that the next book will be the sequel to “Origins”. It should (hopefully) be out in winter of 2022.

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In Year 2134, Earth, our galaxy, and beyond face extinction. Samuel ODalis, an empty shell of a good man, accidentally uncovers an interdimensional plot that changes reality itself. A concept so far beyond his comprehension, ODalis cannot grasp it as anything other than an ancient legend.

A Descent into the Wicked explores the legend of “The Shadows.” It tells of an ancient, ruthless inter-dimensional alien species that invades the universe every million years. With merciless efficiency and hatred for what it considers a threat, it cleans out all civilizations. It leaves behind only the disseminated ruins of what was current technology and extinguishes all evidence of its own existence. After ODalis discovers the structure of predetermined, multiple universes, he realizes that the time of the entity’s return is coming. It will blacken the sky of every reality and impose order on the chaos as it sees fit. An empty future and the collapse of reality. Can ODalis prevent the coming destruction?

Exploring the intersections of human frailty, space/time travel, trans-humanism, and alien invaders, A Descent into Darkness will thrill lovers of The Alien Franchise. Readers who enjoy The Alien Franchise will discover a thrilling story of human frailty, space/time travel, trans-humanism, and alien invaders in Will Alers’ A Descent Into The Wicked.

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