Monday, April 7, 2014

A-Z Indie Books: Flying Saucers

Today's featured book is Flying Saucers by Nigel Mitchell:

Every intergalactic warlord had to start somewhere. Mortog Flethrax is eager to make his mark in the Xenon Empire that rules the Galaxy. Mortog's first assignment is an insignificant little planet so pathetic that even its inhabitants call it dirt: Earth. With his devoted robot soldiers and textbook from class, Mortog plans to rule the world in less than twenty-four hours.

Mortog is starting with the town of Dead Meat, Illinois. He never counted on Jeffrey Foster, a convenience store clerk who happens to be best friends with Dirk Smith, an intergalactic freedom fighter. Together with Dirk's family, Jeffrey will be forced to rise up and save the world

Comments:  This is a hilarious sci-fi romp in the tradition of Douglas Adams.  Kind of like Mars Attacks! only if it weren't terrible or The Day the Earth Stood Still if it were funny--and not funny-terrible like the reboot.  Mortog is a hapless, bumbling fool but Earth is deemed such a pushover that he thinks he can subdue it with a single ship and only one robot helper.  The absurdity of this concept is pulled off very well and had me laughing from start to finish.

You can buy it for Kindle from Amazon for $1.99! You can read Nigel's blog at:
And visit The Geek Twins, his co-blog with his twin brother that's a one-stop shop for all things sci-fi:


  1. Call Center of Doom was terrific. I haven't read anything else of Nigel's, but I'm a huge fan based on that one piece.

  2. Well, that sounds fun. Like Invader Zim, maybe. I'll have to go take a look at it.

  3. Hmm, I think it's great that you're doing this for Indie authors. Great idea! If you have time, and want to you can check out my F post.