Sunday, July 10, 2011
Out of this World! Books to Celebrate the Annual Roswell Festival
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King: Byrum are perhaps the worst of the bunch, telepathic worms with razor sharp teeth. They enter through your brain, controlling you actions, and let’s not even talk about how they exit… It’s horror to the best of Stephen King’s ability, if you can stomach it.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells: Forget about the Tom Cruise, explosion filled film. Wells gives us Martians. The worst kind. Arriving to Earth in cylinder shaped space ships; these beings are the stuff of nightmares. All tentacles and rage, so we can assume they didn’t just pop-in to say hello.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer: Yeah, she wrote Twilight. But her ‘Souls’ make Edward, look like, well, a sparkly vampire. They invade the minds of the people of Earth, controlling their every action, every thought until they fade away and cede control to their hosts. The best part? This hostile takeover occurs 20 years from our present day.
Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen: Jacobson’s aliens are the real kind, specifically the ones housed in Area 51. She interviews 20 men, now well into old age, who served at Area 51 and were privy to its secrets. She tells the story so many crafted in their heads: nuclear weapon testing, spaceships, and the cover-up the government denied. Can you handle the truth?
Provided by Christina Bernecker is a training associate at OverDrive.