The Madness, It’s Rising!

Wanna read a science fiction novel about a girl whose life is being ruined by a monster she hates and the people she loves?

Exclusively for Kindle, MADNESS RISING, is a Young Adult/New Adult Science Fiction tale that’s been described as part-Lovecraft, part-Firefly.
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Madness Rising, Chapters 1 thru 16

Nina’s fiance is a drunk; her childhood mentor is hearing voices; her own body is turning against her; and her parents are being body-snatched by a monster they just woke up.

Madness Rising is a character-driven young-adult science fiction/horror novel with androids, alcoholics, teasers and tentacles.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

Madness Rising, Chapter 2

Madness Rising, Chapter 3

Madness Rising, Chapter 4

Madness Rising, Chapter 5

Madness Rising, Chapter 6

Madness Rising, Chapter 7

Madness Rising, Chapter 8

Madness Rising, Chapter 9

Madness Rising, Chapter 10

Madness Rising, Chapter 11

Madness Rising, Chapter 12

Madness Rising, Chapter 13

Madness Rising, Chapter 14

Madness Rising, Chapter 15

Madness Rising, Chapter 16

This novel would make a great movie! Thanks for reading!

Keith Parker

This blog is © 2015 Alan Keith Parker. All rights reserved.

The contents of the chapters linked above are the intellectual property of Alan Keith Parker and the Reverend Jack Edward Parker, © 2015 by the aforementioned authors. All rights reserved.

It’s about a girl named Nina who battles a hideous monster

Madness Rising – What’s it about? It’s about a girl, named Nina, on a forbidden planet who battles a hideous and dangerous monster.

She also battles her fiancé, who’s become a drunk; her childhood mentor, who’s hearing voices; her own body, which is turning against her; and her robot parents, who’ve been body-snatched by that malign monster.

The small colony where Nina lives looks like a prep school or a small idyllic college. Up until the madness Nina’s life has been ideal. It’s been warm and sunny, full of flirtations and curiosity.  But when the monster attacks her world is suddenly full of terror, violence and nanotechnological diseases.

This is a character-driven young-adult science fiction/horror novel with androids, alcoholics, teasers and tentacles.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

Madness Rising, Chapter 2

Madness Rising, Chapter 3

Madness Rising, Chapter 4

Madness Rising, Chapter 5

Madness Rising, Chapter 6

Madness Rising, Chapter 7

Madness Rising, Chapter 8

Madness Rising, Chapter 9

Madness Rising, Chapter 10

Madness Rising, Chapter 11
Peace and hair grease,

Keith Parker

This blog is © 2015 Alan Keith Parker. All rights reserved. The chapters in the links above, titled Madness Rising, Chapter XX, where XX is the chapter number, are © 2015 by Alan Keith Parker and Rev. Jack Edward Parker. All rights reserved. 

Madness Rising, Chapters 1-8

Madness Rising – Madness is what happens when kids at a prep school on a forbidden planet wake up a monster that would scare the crap out of H.P. Lovecraft.

This is a character-drive science fiction/horror novel with robot-parents, nanotechnology infections, brain defects, alcoholics, punsters and tentacles.

Madness Rising, Chapter 1

Madness Rising, Chapter 2

Madness Rising, Chapter 3

Madness Rising, Chapter 4

Madness Rising, Chapter 5

Madness Rising, Chapter 6

Madness Rising, Chapter 7

Madness Rising, Chapter 8

Peace and hair grease,

Keith Parker

15 Sept 2015

Madness Rising, Chapter by Chapter

Madness Rising is a young adult science fiction novel that my coauthor and I are serializing, for free, on our websites.

Nina’s prep school life consists of  boys, books and bottles of wine, until the body-snatching starts. When the monster wakes up madness follows.  Survival, Nina discovers, means death.

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

Chapter 07

Thanks for reading.

Keith Parker

CTTO

KateThis week, The Parker Institute for Time Travel Studies (The PITTS) has asked our Chief Time Travel Officer (CTTO) to look back at his favorite science fiction shows over the years, to include more than just Doctor Who. He was given the choice of time travel devices for this effort, including a TARDIS, a Delorean, a stopwatch, and a hot tub.  Being a button-down preppie type, Parker asked for a BMZ Z4, as we expected. He was dismayed that we had not tailored the Z4 with a flux capacitor, and the weather hasn’t been stormy anyway, so he chose the stopwatch, thinking it looked good with his summer wool trousers (it doesn’t). So, without further ado, our CTTO’s list:

The Twilight Zone:

My favorite episodes are two of the show’s creepiest, “The Hitchhiker” and “Long Distance Call.” I don’t know why I keep one foot in the horror camp, considering how horrible it is there, but since it’s in my tagline (“science fiction, fantasy, horror, history, mystery, whiskey”) I figure I best get with the program, as it were.

Star Trek: The Original Series

This one’s easy. There are three episodes I could watch anytime, anywhere. The original pilot (“The Cage”) with its mysterious cast that wasn’t; Harlan Ellison’s incomparable “City on the Edge of Forever”, which is one of the best romances ever put on the broadcast TV; and the truly testosterone-driven guy episode (“The Doomsday Machine”). “They say there’s no devil, Jim …”

The Outer Limits

“Demon with a Glass Hand” because anything written by Harlan Ellison is superb, and “It Came Out of the Woodwork” because of that one foot in the horror camp thingie (yep, I said thingie … comfortable in my own skin).

Space: 1999

Keeping with the foot-in-horror one more time, this absurdly stupid TV series produced one of the scariest hours of programming ever with “Dragon’s Domain.” It’s the kind of thing that’d keep me up at night if it weren’t for the whole whiskey thing (see tagline, above).  Tentacles. Lots of slimy tentacles.

The X-Files

Gotta go with “Paper Clip” here for its incredible kitchen-sink mix of conspiracies and contemporary mythologies. I need to visit the grassy knoll one day.

The NEW Battlestar Galactica

Did you notice I said new? I’m referring, of course, to the re-imagined series that began in 2003, and not the commode-ringed insult to our intelligence and eyes that came out in the late 70s. Anyway, fave episode? The one titled “33”, hands-down. The whole concept could be made into a novel (note to self).  An attack coming every 33 minutes?  No time to sleep.  No way to even think.  Oh, hell, yes.  Great show!  The original Battlestar Galaxative?  Makes me wanna pour bleach in my eyes.

LOST

There are almost too many to list here, considering it’s one of my favorite shows EVER, but I think I’ll give the nod to “The Constant” when Desmond is jumping back-and-forth between his Army service and modern day, including finding Penny. Another gem is “Through the Looking Glass,” and it’s damn hard to discount the Pilot. There’s something about pilots (which means Jules Winfield and I are on the same page).  There’s a picture of Kate in her underwear above; the purpose of that is eye candy (#shameless #lech).

Firefly

All. Of. Them.  Every damn episode.  “Well, my time of not taking you seriously is coming to a middle.”

Classic Doctor Who

I haven’t seen as many as I’d like, but for now “City of Death”, penned by the best science fiction humorist ever, Douglas Adams, is never going to be far from the top in my book. Have I ever mentioned just how CUTE Romana is? Oh, yeah, I did. But it’s worth repeating. Also, since she’s not so terribly much older than I perhaps my crush on her is a good bit more acceptable than a crush might be on, say, Jenna-Louise Coleman, who’s probably young enough to be my daughter. I really need to look into using time travel to age backwards.

New Doctor Who

“The Name of the Doctor”.  Despite my sister-in-law’s (sister’s-in-law?) insistence that there’s only one Doctor (David Tennant) the seventh series finale of Doctor Who is a masterpiece of humor, horror, sentimentality, action, adventure and mystery. If the series had never hit a homerun before (it had) they certainly did with this.

And so, back to you …

The PITTS would like to tolerate thank Parker for his insight. His essay has been logged and filed in its proper location: the circular cabinet.

Peace.

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