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Keith Brandon Author Interview

Lost Universe follows 16 people who are the sole survivors of earth and hold the key to humanities future. What was the inspiration for the setup to this exciting novel?

The inspiration came from stargate and star trek mainly as to discover space and save the day. Having an alien race be the saviors may not have that kind impact rather to put humans in the centre of all this and let them be tasked to be the saviors. Why them? Why us? A race in the edge of the galaxy, no one knows of and suddenly they are told they need to save the whole universe.

The Federation is an intriguing race. What were some ideas you wanted to explore with this race?

The very possibility that we are not alone and there could be so many races, just as we imagine it and more focus on gray aliens as they are always ‘painted’ as invaders.

The novel explores some existential questions. What were some themes you wanted to focus on in this book?

I wanted to answer these questions finally in a different way than they were before. We have seen many different ideas through the times in either stories and movies and wanted to have my take on it. a fresh one.

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

The next novel is the next Lost Universe as it expands into more complex lines of actions and story.

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16 adventurers depart from Earth on a mission to find the end of the universe.
They failed to consider whether the end of the universe wished to be found… or whether it should be?

Welcome to the year 2255.
The Federation are now calling the shots and their tales of visits to Earth and secret testing on humans are disturbing and frightening. The crew must keep all their wits about them to survive this. The Earth they are told is no more; but is this the truth?
Or is it part of an elaborate tale along with cloning, missing treasure and the mysterious Lady Markass?
And all the while, they are being watched…

Lost Universe

Captain Patrick and his team are out to find the end of the universe, and they believe they have arrived at their destination. But they are not prepared for what’s coming next. Upon arrival, they receive news from aliens that earth and all its inhabitants have been vaporized. It turns out the captain and his three crew members are the only humans left in the entire universe. Now the Federation must protect these people and help them start a new race on a new earth. But there’s more to all this than meets the eye. Humans hold a deep secret that affects every creature in the universe. Now different forces are jostling to lay hold on it. What’s this secret, and to what length would the powers that be go to extract it from the last known humans?

Keith Brandon’s Lost Universe is a sci-fi novel that is brimming with activity and all of it is wrapped in an intriguing story line. Brandon sets up shop on extraterrestrial worlds. He takes us on a journey through the universe and tickles the imagination with accounts of aliens, spaceships, psychic powers, and advanced technology.

Keith Brandon builds his story around the common existential questions – who are we? Why are we here? And where did we come from? Interestingly, in his book, it is not man that’s asking these questions. In fact, it’s man who has the answers to them, buried deep in his subconscious. I find this interesting because it’s as if Brandon is saying if we looked deep enough, we’d discover the answers to these questions within ourselves.

Alongside the central theme, he also tells a story about leadership, unity in diversity, tolerance, and communal cooperation. Not to worry, all the convoluted conspiracies and cool alien tech transformed what would have otherwise been a snooze fest into a bubbling tale.

I like Brandon’s simplicity. It made the book easy to read. He also doesn’t try to cram so many details into the story. Instead, he keeps things concise and I could get through the book at a decent pace. With only a few grammatical errors here and there, the story was overall engaging. While Brandon weaves an engaging plot, I wanted to dig deeper into the exotic worlds he’s created in this book. Science fiction fans looking for a space opera brimming with adventure will have plenty to enjoy in this story.

Pages: 302 | ASIN: B07QWB8GJB

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