Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications. Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school.
Aubrie Dionne joins us today with a guest post and giveaway.
Good Aliens verses Bad Aliens
By Aubrie Dionne
I’ve always wanted to meet aliens. Real aliens from another planet. But as I get older, (and after watching several episodes of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, and going to a lecture by a real life contactee) I’m not so sure I want them to show up in my lifetime, or even at all.
Sure they could befriend us, or even teach us advanced technology, but they could also want to control us, steal our planet, or ignite natural disasters. They could probe us with their strange experimentations, or change us into pod people.
Do I really want to take the risk that aliens will be good and not evil?
For fun, I’ve come up with movies that portray aliens in both veins.
Let’s talk about the movies with “good” aliens first:
1. E.T. - Although E.T. scared the heebeegeebees out of me, I knew deep down he was a good alien. He helped the kids out and healed them, and all he really wanted was to go home. So yes, I’d meet him if I could help him out. As long as he doesn’t appear in my closet one night!
2. The Last Starfighter- Who wouldn’t want to win a video game and be recruited to fight an intergalactic war? Centauri was the best. He looked like an average old man, but when you checked the rear view mirror, he was actually an alien recruiter in disguise. A good alien, to be exact, one that believed in Alex’s abilities. I’d shake Centauri’s hand any day.
3. Enemy Mine – Even though the alien was the enemy in the beginning of this movie, I was touched by how he developed a friendship with Willis (Dennis Quaid). Willis loved him so much, he raised the alien’s son as his own. I’d play a game of football with this alien boy any time.
4. Starman- (With the famous Jeff Bridges). I loved this romantic sci fi movie! Not only did the Starman befriend and love Jenny, he also provided her with an unborn son with the DNA of her long dead husband. How cool is that? Yeah, I wouldn’t be afraid of the Starman.
Okay, now for the baddies:
1. Alien/Aliens- Probably the worst and nastiest of the aliens in the movies, EVER. I would never want to meet one of these guys. This movie gave me nightmares growing up, yet I watched it over and over again! (Go, Ripley!)
2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers- This movie made me think. The alien pods created a society of people without emotions, and as a flute teacher, my job would probably be obsolete. That’s the scariest thing of all!
3. Predator- When the hunter becomes the hunted! Only Arnold can beat these guys. Not only are they more technologically advanced, but they are bigger and stronger (but not prettier) than us. And all they want to do is save our skulls for their alien ship mantle. No way. If real aliens are anything like these guys, than stay away!
4. Mars Attacks- My favorite part of this movie was when they had an announcement saying they came in peace going as they blasted everyone to smithereens. These aliens were only out to conquer, and they had no concern for human life.
In conclusion, if there really are aliens out there, would you take the risk to meet them?
Ms. Dionne's latest release from Entangled Publishing is Paradise 21, the first book in the New Dawn series, and she has offered one (1) E-Copy for giveaway.
Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.
But Aries has other plans.
When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.
The life of the man she loves.
Title: Paradise 21
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Length: Novel – 247 pages
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-02-2
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-03-9
Because this is an e-book , giveaway is open to all followers of this blog. Just leave a comment with a valid email addy answering the question: Would you take the risk to meet the aliens?
Using Random dot Org, winner will be chosen and announced on 8-17-11.