The Lad Who Poked
the Devil in the Eye
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A young man’s curiosity places him on the edge of mankind’s extinction. As the boy who provoked death itself, he invites an alien race to rain havoc upon the Earth. But Otis Becker knows more than the experts can guess, with access to information he can’t explain. As the world hurtles towards oblivion, he has to convince the world he can deliver them from alien enslavement. All while avoiding the aliens, the media, curious strangers and a government eager to appease the aliens.
Twelve years after Earth’s first encounter with aliens, they receive a return visit. Only this time, the aliens aren’t stranded and helpless. Instead they’re ravenous and eager to devour all in their path.
Another President gets interrupted in the middle of the night.
I: The Best of Intentions
Young Otis searches for a tale to take to school, but ends with one he can never tell anyone–besides himself, that is.
Otis faces his parents’ wrath.
Otis and Ger learn a lot about each other, and about George.
Otis tries to warn the few he can.
II: Plunging Into War
President Taylor attempts to formulate a response.
Otis condemns humanity to a war it can’t hope to win.
The media responds.
III: Taking it to the Enemy
Some unexpected friends show up.
Otis and friends discuss options.
A secondary attack, and a … plan?
Otis and the others meet with the aliens.
Otis interrogates the new aliens, and learns what they’re after.
V: The Step Too Far
And you thought the media was depressing before.
Everyone considers their odd of success.
Extreme circumstances call for extreme measures.
What does it all come down to?
Wrapping up all the loose ends.