The Origin of F.O.R.C.E. is a science fiction novel , as not only the book cover but also the first few pages clearly show. Two spaceships appear before the reader: the Chrysallaman Scout Saucer, a small assault and reconnaissance ship and the Chrysallaman Mother Ship, a “heavily armored arsenal”. In the prologue we’re already on board of scout ship UurBereck with Chrysallaman officer DrrTrr Zennk and his 12-year-old son WrrNrr Zennk. The scout ship is scanning the planet HG-281 to determine whether the expanding race of the Chrysallaman will be able to settle there, to form a colonization.
What is planet HG-281 and why does it matter? It is important, because planet HG-281, apparently perfectly suited for the Chrysallaman, is our planet Earth. Here we encounter a threat from outer space that could very well be the end of our world. We have heard the tale of the mysterious objects believed to be seen in Roswell, New Mexico in the year 1947. Many are convinced that a UFO had crashed in the desert and that the whole affair subsequently had been covered up.
What really happened becomes clear in this book: DrrTrr Zennk, bored and hungry, wanted to catch a human to stock up his larder with fresh meat for the return journey to his home planet Chrysalis, 30 light years away from Earth. To that end the saucer attacks a single man in the desert. Before the man knows it, his brain is burning and he is no more. When DrrTrr Zennk lands his Scout Saucer to collect his meat, he is attacked and killed by ‘mere’ humans. The only surviving alien, looking like an iguana sort of creature, is the 12-year-old WrrNrr Zennk.
The commander of the Chrysallaman fleet, Hisspat Zeck, is furious for never before has a Chrysallaman air ship been lost or its crew been killed in action. How could these inferior humans, with their ancient weaponry and primitive minds achieve such a thing? Unbelievable! Hisspat Zeck shivers when he thinks of the wrath of the Emperor, ruler over the Chrysallaman race. He knows certain death awaits him, once he is returned home in 30 years time. The Chrysallaman use mind control to not only dominate and disarm those conquered, but also as a means to communicate with each other. So the Emperor will know right away all of Hisspat Zeck’s thoughts and memories the minute he is back on Chrysalis.Now is the time to tell you about the reported UFO sightings in the months before the 1947 Roswell incident. The reports led to a secret mission that succeeded in capturing the superior Chrysallaman saucer. Almost a year later, in the springtime of 1948 Major General Collier forms a special elite task force, to be known as F.O.R.C.E.: the Federal Organization for Response to Celestial Enemies. The purpose of this task force is to prevent the Chrysallaman race from conquering planet Earth. The members are all experts in their own field, from weaponry to biogenetics and electronics: weapons expert lt. McPherson, biogenetics researcher dr. Diane Hoffman, xenobiologist dr. Lucy Smith, military and electronics expert captain Tom LeBlanche and the astrophysicist dr. John Heimbaum. Added to this group are two more members, one is major James Blunt and the other is none else but WrrNrr Zennk, Whatsit, as he is called by the humans.
The story that unfolds before the expert group is extraordinary. They are informed of the 1947 capture of an alien reconnaissance saucer in Roswell. The result of this has given the government of the USA reason to believe that the Chrysallaman will in about 70 years return to Earth to colonize it, after destroying all life on Earth. That is the timeframe for this F.O.R.C.E. task force to invent an ingenious plan to defeat the Chrysallaman, the lizard like aliens from outer space. The goal is twofold: one to create such weaponry that will hold itself and conquer the aliens’ weaponry. The other is to develop the human DNA with enhanced mental and physical abilities, to be able to withstand the mind control of the aliens. This has to be done without alarming the world population and no one may know of Whatsit’s existence.
What follows is an exciting, interesting and moving tale of people uniting to save the human race. Of the friendships that are formed, within the expert group as well as with the young alien Whatsit. Although his appearance and way of communicating are different, he has feelings just like us, he can be sad, angry or happy. We see him and James Blunt bonding, endeavouring to communicate with each other. As the F.O.R.C.E. task force seeks to fulfil its mission, they do not realise the dangers, the threats that exist, not only alien but also human. Will they succeed and can they ever prepare mankind for the monstrous slaughter that awaits them?
It is a fascinating tale to read, spanning over multiple decades, involving several people from all over the world. The knowledge on the different expert fields is great and enlightening, sometimes barely understandable or a bit too technical. What I liked about the book is that it is not only enjoyable and pleasant, but also expertly entwines real life events with the tale of suspense. For me, the most touching event in the book was the moment Whatsit connected with Tenzin, the young Dalai Lama. I won’t say too much about it, you just have to read the book for yourself.
Sam B. Miller II holds a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, from the University of Tennessee. The Origin of Force is Sam B. Miller II ‘s debut novel – the first in a series on ‘The Origin of F.O.R.C.E’. The second book of the series ‘Dawn of Chrysalis’ is also available (27 June, 2016).
|Publisher||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 July 2015)|