I’m hosting an intervie for “Obliteration” by Barry K. Nelson, a science-fiction novel. Enjoy!
Have you been writing for a long time?
Yes. A little over seventeen years now.
What inspired you to start a writing career?
I’ve always had a talent for writing. So I figured why not try to
build a career with it.
Is Obliteration your first book? If not, can you tell us about your first book?
Obliteration is my third book in my series. My first McKenzie Files book introduces my readers to the future universe that I’ve created. The direction that I’ve taken the human race. It also introduces my three main characters. Colin McKenzie, Diane Christy, and Kelly Lytton.
Why did you choose science fiction as the genre for your book?
I’ve always had an interest in science fiction. It’s the genre that I’m best at.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Persevere and write well. And above all don’t be discouraged by rejections. No matter how many you get keep going. You will get published.
Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
I’m currently working on McKenzie Files book four. I’m hoping to get this done by the end of the year. I’m also working on a comic adaptation of my first McKenzie Files book. As well as an animated
McKenzie Files movie.
About the Book
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?
A Pennsylvania native, Barry K. Nelson has attended college and has worked at a variety of jobs, including retail and the corporate environment. Barry enjoys reading and gardening and is a fan of science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comic collecting, and the X-box 360.
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.