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Barry K. Nelson's, Assassination Anxiety, The McKenzie Files-2


Barry K. Nelson's The McKenzie File

Barry K. Nelson's Interview for The McKenzie Files






















Author Barry K. Nelson

Barry K. Nelson

The McKenzie Files
Book 2

21Dec2011: interviews Barry K. Nelson, author of the military science fiction novel, Assassination Anxiety. McKenzie Files-2.

MilSciFi: "Welcome Back. Please tell us a little something about your new novel."

Nelson: "Thank you. The new novel is a continuation in the lives of Reploids, Colin McKenzie, Diane Christy, and Kelly Lytton. This new story takes place just a few months after the events in the first book. Colin, Diane and Kelly were split up as a team and placed in menial jobs while the military keeps an eye on them. But that changes when there痴 an assassination attempt against the President of the United Protectorate. The attack involves beings with strange and deadly powers. So the military decides to bring our three heroes back together as a special investigative unit to deal with the matter. During the investigation they discover that the attack was staged by a team of third generation Reploids calling themselves the Enforcers. The Enforcers are designed to be stronger than Colin, Diane, and Kelly. So it will be a match up to see which side walks away alive."

MilSciFi: "How does this relate to the previous novel?"

Nelson: "The relation is in how my characters, Colin, Diane, and Kelly try to blend in with Human society when they know that they are different. For example, Colin makes another attempt to get closer to his family by attending a reunion."

MilSciFi: "What inspired you to write this story?"

Nelson: "I was very eager to put these three characters into new situations. This is my X-Men meets Star trek series."

MilSciFi: "Do you have plans to continue the series?"

Nelson: "Yes. I plan to take the McKenzie Files series as far as I can go."

MilSciFi: "As a writer, do you ever incorporate real world events into your stories?"

Nelson: "Yes. But being a science fiction writer I also like to put an arcane spin on things. For example, I知 currently working on a short story collection. I have one story that deals with the after effects of the Cherynobl disaster."

MilSciFi: "Do you have any advice on what it takes to be a writer?"

Nelson: "It takes a lot of patience and perseverance. Especially when you are trying to get published because you will get so many rejections."

MilSciFi: "Do you have any other projects in the works?"

Nelson: "Naturally I have the next installment in the McKenzie Files series. The story will be huge. Going from Book 3 into book 4. In this story I知 introducing my new villians, Deevor, Kimdrack, and a new race of aliens called the Guydrans. I知 also introducing a second Human empire in space. But this one is evil. And I知 still planning my McKenzie Files prequel story that tells what happened to the Humans that were left behind on Earth with the Pandora Simplex virus after the uninfected Humans headed out into space. Before I tackle that project I壇 still like to publish my WW-2 Horror tale, Dogs of War, sometime next year. I知 going to be very busy."

MilSciFi: "Thank you, for your time."

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