Science Fiction Writing
Immortal Peace (2015)
Description: It is difficult to imagine a story about zombies, vampires, or aliens that has not already been told many times over. Immortal Peace puts a twist on the common genre of science fiction by combining the elements of multiple well-known concepts. This story follows Mario Ramirez, a family man in Chicago, as he and his family witness the world erupt when aliens appear on Earth, not with a warning of waging war, but with a peace offering. The Gift is a promising medicinal panacea. When scientists first study the vaccine, they immediately find the potential value of the drug. Unbeknownst to the world, this medicine has some latent adverse side effects that are in no way beneficial. Now the world must wonder whether the Gift is a genuine act of kindness, or possibly the most complex military coup known to mankind.
From Tyler: "This is my first attempt at a full-length novel. I began writing it as a sophomore in college, and four years later I self-published. I had few beta-readers and one round of editing. Additionally, I cared more about seeing the finished product than selling the product. The book did not sell as well as I'd hoped, but those who read it said they could see my potential as an author. I've continued to hone my craft since this book, and am excited to share other stories with the world in the near future."
Science Fiction Updates
Congratulations to the winner Immortal Peace Photo Contest winners! Alyssa Vaniman wins best photo (and caption), and will have a character named after her in Tyler's next novel. Allia Stewart has been picked in the drawing to receive a free copy of Tyler's next novel. Thank you to everyone who participated.