About the Author
Author: Barry K. Nelson
The three reprogrammed Brelac Reploids forming the special team Silencers still faithfully serve the United Protectorate under the watchful monitoring of the Central Intelligence Division. Stationed on Maseklos Prime, Colin McKenzie, Diane Christy, and Kelly Lytton are called to a hostage scene and end up with clues that lead to the elusive Dr. Arthur Trevors. Although initially a traitor who worked undercover with the Brelac, Trevors was in large part responsible for the capture and reprogramming of Colin, Diane, and Kelly so they could serve their current function as weapons for the Protectorate. The war with the Brelac is not going well, and the Silencers are given an advanced warp-drive ship and sent beyond their home quadrant, Poseidon, to the last known coordinates of a missing ship. Their mission is to locate the missing ship, part of an original task force of five ships sent out to find other human colonies and enlist their help with the war against the Brelac. As soon as Colin and his team leave the quadrant, they run into trouble, and things go downhill from there. They find themselves in the midst of a war between local factions on a planet far from home and feel obliged to aid the human faction against a clearly superior force that seems to have help from a monster who leaves a wake of death and destruction wherever it goes. The more they find out, the weirder things get, and they end up stranded with no way home, much less any hope of completing their original mission to find the lost task force ship. This new enemy they face seems invincible, and they wonder if they’ll survive as everything and everyone around them is destroyed. Maybe this time not even their Reploid powers will save them. But what other hope does humanity have?
Barry has written short stories, and his first book in the science fiction series, The McKenzie Files, is soon to be followed by a sequel, Assassination Anxiety.
Barry is a member of Ning and Goodreads, can be found on Facebook, and can also be reached through Penumbra Publishing.
I would have to say trying to get published for the first time. If
you're a new and unknown writer you will get a lot of rejections from
both publishers and agents. But that doesn't mean that you eventually
wont get accepted. it just takes a little patience and perseverance.
2. What inspired you to write this book?
McKenzie Files is a science fiction series inspired by works such as
Star Trek and Marvel comic's characters. I've always been a huge fan
of science fiction and super heroes.
3. How many hours per day do you spend writing?
On a good day I spend at least two to four hours at writing. That's
when my addiction to my X-Box 360 doesn't get in the way.
4. Is this your first book?
Obliteration is the third book in my McKenzie Files series. I have a
total of thirty books planned for the series.
5. Name your top five favorite books.
The Planet Star, by Cheryl Chakrabarti. The Last Battle, by Cornelius
Ryan. Berlin Dance Of Death, by Helmut Altner. Cromyr, by Ed Greenwood
and Jeff Grubb. Wolverine. Old Man Logan, by Mark Millar and Steve