“People of the Sun,” a new dark fantasy and science fiction thriller, has been released by Sinister Grin Press, authored by Jason Parent. A media and fan favorite for his crime and horror novels and various short stories, Parent has branched out further with this work. It has been likened to “The Watchmen” and “I am Number Four.”
“”People of the Sun” takes a look at humanity from the point of view of life outside it,” Parent explained, when asked what his inspiration was in writing this book. “Would it (something from the outside) see the world as our ancestors viewed the Native Americans, a savage race to be killed off or displaced? Or would it be better than us, see us for our unrealized potential, nurture us into a more harmonious species?”
Although science fiction, the novel is dark and contains some horrific moments, so it is not a complete departure from his horror and thriller beginnings. Rather, he has created another level, which will most likely appeal to readers of horror as well as science fiction and the fantastical. The ability to layer themes and create a deeper plot will immerse readers into a world of blending genres and thought-provoking prose.
“One reader likened “People of the Sun” to a blend of “War of the Worlds” and “X-Men”,” Parent said. “The novel is certainly influenced by my love for comic books growing up, all the superheroes and, sometimes, super villains in them I wished I could be. If that’s all people take away from it – a fun read filled with super-powered beings battling for survival – then I’m okay with that. Hopefully, though, some will find a bit more to it, hidden beneath all the action.”
A long time New England resident, Parent’s books often feature places from around the areas in which he has lived or worked. He feels his locale in this region offers much inspiration for a dark fiction writer.
“People of the Sun” came out on March 15, 2017 and can be purchased on Amazon as well as other online retailers in paperback and e-book. Parent’s last title was a collection of short stories called “Wrathbone and Other Stories”, which released from Comet Press Fall of 2016. To find out more about Jason Parent, you can follow him on most major social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter and find him online at www.authorjasonparent.com.
To learn about “People of the Sun,” or other Sinister Grin Press titles, you can go to www.sinistergrinpress.com. Formerly a publisher of horror, Sinister Grin has recently merged with their sister imprint, Mirror Matter Press, to offer horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and more all under the Sinister Grin press name.
People of the Sun, Synopsis
All life comes from the sun. Sometimes, death comes with it.
Filled with hope and driven by fear, four would-be heroes are driven from their home planet in a desperate bid to save their civilization from extinction. But survival takes on a whole new meaning when a malfunction sends their ship plummeting toward Earth.
Surviving the crash is only the first obstacle on their path to salvation. The marooned aliens soon discover that Earth’s beautiful exterior masks an ugly foundation, a place inhabited by a warrior race that’s on a path toward self-destruction.
Brimming with action and intrigue, People of the Sun is sure to entice fans of dark fantasy and sci-fi thrillers such as Watchmen and I Am Number Four.
Jason Parent, Biography
In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. Formerly from the Southeastern Massachusetts region, he recently moved to Rhode Island to be near his work.
In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it’s harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he’s back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that’s another story.