An alien invasion force realizes its worst nightmare when supernatural pop culture runs amuck on Earth in Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse by Ford Forkum; an Amazon and Goodreads average rating of 4.6 stars.
A Little About Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse - A short story loaded with laughs, the perfect break from paranormal…
An alien race with far more sophisticated science and intelligence (debatable) has forever altered the future of Earth with the spin of a wheel and a quick trip across the galaxy. What they find are our most popular paranormal icons running amuck causing mayhem and murder…not what the Zyrplexians had in mind (nice scientific superiority). It’s beginning to end laughs in Forkum’s short story.
I won’t spend a lot of time on the writing; it’s not on the level of Pratchett but it is solid and very well edited. The humor manifests in a Pratchett sort of way I suppose, though I felt stirrings of P.J. O’Rourke. Forkum takes three of pop culture’s favorite “end of the world” cast members and makes fun of the whole mess in a very P.J. – direct sort of way. If you love the supernatural genre and appreciate satire with a pinch of sarcasm then this is a must-read break between blood-sucking, brain-eating series. If you’re like me and refuse to be part of the “mainstream” and constantly poke fun at your friends for buying all the Twilight bling…then you absolutely have to read this just to add more material to your repertoire.
Forkum doesn’t break any new ground in sci-fi or the supernatural but that was never the plan. He does craft a very creative, clever story that spares none of his characters a laugh at their expense and pokes a healthy amount of fun at an overwhelming section of our popular culture in entertainment. This one deserves ever bit of those 4.6 stars and I’d love to see more from Ford Forkum…maybe something with Klingons kicking the tar out of the Sith because the Emperor wouldn’t let them put a bet on Chewbacca whipping James T. Kirk in a galactic yodeling competition…just thinking out loud.
Tom Clementson (Kindle Book Review)
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