Friday, January 10, 2014

We Will Destroy Your Planet (An Alien's Guide To Conquering The Earth) [Book Review]

"People of earth! Your time in possession of this planet is nearly at an end. . ."

Genre - Science (Fiction?)
Year Published - 2013
Length - 234 (print) pages
Written by David McIntee

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
For over a hundred years, aliens have been trying to take over the Earth, but every time they have failed, often in the most unlikely ways. Well, no more!
We Will Destroy Your Planet offers our future alien overlords all of the information necessary to bring humanity to its knees.

Planning for an interstellar, or even intergalactic, conquest is a complex affair, that even races which have mastered faster than light travel might find difficult. This book offers practical, 'how-to' advice on a variety of topics including logistics, environmental factors, and of course human weaknesses.
It also goes into the big question of 'why' you want to destroy or enslave the Earth, as this is crucial in determining which strategy and tactics to employ. Once that has been determined, the book follows a step-by-step approach to annihilating human resistance, suggesting the best and worst weapons, and giving guidelines on just how much destruction is optimal. With this book in hand, there is little doubt that humans are now in their last generation as masters of the Earth.

When I came across this book, I immediately put it onto my must-read list. (better to be prepared for an invasion, ahead of time, is the way that I see it!)
I suggest that you check this book out, at your local bookstore, and at least read the Contents and one-page Introduction.
(Once you have purchased your own copy, I would study up on the "Once Conquered - Defending the Earth from other Invaders" section...)

I will tell you, up-front, that this book is not "light-reading". It is pretty heavy and tedious, at times. On the flip side of that, it is extremely informative - chock full of vast knowledge and mind-boggling facts. (In fact, it is probably one of the most researched books that I have read, which is understandable, since this book is all about teaching the Invaders!)

With that said, there are plenty of "pop-culture references" interspersed throughout the book. If you are a sci-fi fan, you will enjoy key points taken from classic books (Heinlen, Lovecraft), comics, movies (Star Wars, The Thing, War of the Worlds), television shows (Doctor Who, Star Trek, X-Files), and video games.

Now that I have finished this book, I feel much more prepared to meet our future alien overlords.


1 comment:

jimmie t. murakami said...

Jason, apologies that this is off subject, and admittedly they`re not genre movies, but have you read Ty E's truly astonishing reveiws of "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "12 Years a Slave" over on Soiled Sinema ?, hes perhaps the ONLY film reveiwer in the entire world whos had the guts and the nerve to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about those two 'supposedly great' movies ! ! !.