On The Aliens In Scan | Guest Post by WALTER JURY + GIVEAWAY

Walter Jury talks about why he chose to make SCANs aliens humanoid:

Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah FineAs a great consumer of books and films, I have always been more attracted to science fiction that is more scientifically based than sci-fi that requires one to suspend their disbelief to much higher levels. For example, I love that JURASSIC PARK has an entire sequence dedicated to the scientific evolution and creation of the dinosaurs in the park from the DNA discovered in amber. I’m a huge fan of Michael Crichton and filmmakers like James Cameron who also employ great detail to ground their world in a science that invests one in a world that we feel could be our ownsuch as THE TERMINATOR’s mythology about the time machine and the war of the future.

For that reason, I really spent a great deal of time trying to keep SCANs world grounded in reality and indistinguishable from our own. We are living amongst people of a different descent, but we don’t know it and neither do they. It all stems from my personal preferenceI would rather see a film that is grounded and set in our own world than one that requires me to suspend disbelief to buy into a new world. Although, let’s be honest, any world done well (see Ravka in Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW & BONE, or George R.R. Martin’s wondrous Westeros) will still entice me.

SCAN Summary:

Tate and his father dont exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the bestat everything. Tate finally learns what hes being prepared for when he steals one of his dads odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush his school, killing his father and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.

All Tate knowslike how to make weapons out of oranges and lighter fluidmay not be enough to save him as hes plunged into a secret interspecies conflict thats been going on for centuries. Aided only by his girlfriend and his estranged mother, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, Tate races to puzzle out the secret behind his fathers invention and why so many are willing to kill for it.

About co-authors Walter Jury and Sarah Fine:

Walter Jury was born in London and has a background in the film industry. He is a big enthusiast of Jamba Juices Protein Berry Workout smoothie, only with soy, never whey. Sarah Fine was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the author of several young adult books, and when she’s not writing, shes working as a child psychologist.

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  1. Well, Prometheus scarred me for life with the character Elizabeth having to get a c-section by robotic arm, so there’s that…

  2. I’m gonna have to stick w/ Tammy and say that the whole Aliens franchise was freaky 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. The Matrix without a doubt!

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