Today I am interviewing Peter Fugazzotto, author of the new science-fiction novel, Alien Infestation, first book of his new series.
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DJ: Hey Peter! Thanks for stopping by again to do another interview!
If case some readers missed that previous interview ((which I will link there)), what are some things you’d like them to know about you?
Peter Fugazzotto: I’m a writer of fantasy and science fiction, and my goal is to write action-driven stories with memorable characters. I am really looking to give readers books that they can get lost in.
DJ: What is Alien Infestation about?
Peter: It’s your classic story of aliens invading unsuspecting humans and the need for an unlikely group of humans leading the fight against the aliens. In addition to suspense and adventure, it’s also got a bit of a love story thrown in there as well.
DJ: What were some of your influences for Alien Infestation?
Peter: I had three main influences for this story. The first, of course, is the Alien film series. I draw off both the underlying horror of being trapped on a spaceship with aliens and the courage required to fight back against insurmountable odds. I also draw from Starship Troopers since my aliens definitely have a bug-like quality and one of the main characters is a space marine. Finally, I make a strong nod towards Escape from New York, because who doesn’t want a one-eyed hero named Snake in your story. Continue reading