Mark Cusco Ailes & I are going to see the 5th Wave today based off the book by Rick Yancey. Will it be the number one movie of January? Will it dethrone Stars Wars spot as the top science fiction movie? I grew up, like most nerds, an insanely crazy fan of Star Wars. Hell, I became a writer so I can write science fiction stories as awesome as Star Wars. I confess, I never heard of the 5th Wave novel before seeing the trailer for the movie starring Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). I fear that this science fiction masterpiece will be defeated by Star Wars as easily as Rae and Finn defeated Kylo Ren. Congratulations for Star Wars becoming the highest grossing movie of all time in the US and soon on the whole planet Earth. The 5th Wave is getting great reviews from fans. I'm sure it will be as great as Star Wars.
2016 is the year of alien invasion movies. Besides the 5th Wave, we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (yes, Superman is an alien) and Independence Day 2. This the perfect year to promote The Day The Earth Cried by my brother Mark Cusco Ailes (author of Zombie Park).
When my brother was stationed in Germany, he had a chance to be an extra in the movie Moon 44 directed by Roland Emmerich which starred Dean Devlin. Mark hung out with some of the cast and had a chance to talk with Dean. They discuss different story ideas and even talked about an alien invasion movie. Dean went on to co-write Independence Day with Roland Emmerich and my brother wrote The Day The Earth Cried.
The Day The Earth Cried was originally published on April 25, 2013, months before the 5th Wave, after years of creating the perfect alien invasion novel. It is one of the best, on the edge of your seat, alien invasion novels I have ever read. It is now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. You can download it here: http://bit.ly/1ksEO4f
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
The Generals assemble. Project Red Beam starts. This is THE DAY THE EARTH CRIED!
An alien spaceship destroys the International Space Station and UFOs fill the sky all over the world. Project Red Beam is activated but no one can predict what will happen—there’s never been an alien threat in the history of the United States.
The spaceships continue to hover, taking no action. Tension escalates and the world goes crazy. Crime runs rampant. In the midst of the chaos, the aliens attack. Their weapons? Deadly robot fighting machines!
President Jon Reardon watches helplessly as his nation is slaughtered. When his dear friend, Dr. Eggers, is killed, President Reardon’s anguish turns to vengeance--we are the United States of America and no weapon formed against can win!
Herbert Jackson can’t believe his country, his city, his world is being attacked by aliens. The destruction is devastating and his rage knows no bounds. He will not give up, he’ll fight them to his last breath!
Dr. Eileen Hayes is in relationship hell with her fiancé, Danny. After dealing with his cheating and betrayals, she’s more than ready for any aliens—too bad the aliens hadn’t come to rid her of Danny!
As the battle wages, it’s clear the world is no match for the silent, rampaging robots. But how could anyone know the robots were the least of the alien problem? An attack more insidious, more horrifying is about to make the world discover what it’s really made of!
Mark Cusco Ailes, author of Zombie Park, presents his science fiction masterpiece in the tradition of Independence Day, The War of the Worlds and the 5th Wave.
Here’s one of the reviews:
Aliens attack! The human race must defend themselves against the alien invasion. For those who live in Indiana (like myself) I really enjoyed how a lot of the scenes take place in Northwest Indiana and in Chicago. The story is intense with characters you embrace and cheer for. Will the human race survive? Read it and find out.
Download it now for 2.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited: http://bit.ly/1ksEO4f
I hope everybody gives my brother’s book a read. Also, go see the 5th Wave and help it break out of the shadow of Star Wars.
Until next time,
Derek Ailes (co-author of Catfurnado: Oh Meow No!, Zombies and Psychotic Women)