Alien "Gods" rule the Earth, but their dominion is an increasingly uneasy one. Rama, a temple-palace enforcer, does his best to maintain order. But when the alien Blue God summons him, and tells him to arrest Rawana, Rama's arch rival, events take a dramatic turn for the worse. Rawana has betrayed the Blue Gods in favor of their enemies, the Cold-Dark Dwellers. ...
Alien "Gods" rule the Earth, but their dominion is an increasingly uneasy one. Rama, a temple-palace enforcer, does his best to maintain order. But when the alien Blue God summons him, and tells him to arrest Rawana, Rama's arch rival, events take a dramatic turn for the worse. Rawana has betrayed the Blue Gods in favor of their enemies, the Cold-Dark Dwellers. Fleeing the temple-palace, he kidnaps Sita, Rama's wife.
Now Rama must not only kill or capture Rawana, but somehow save his wife, as well. And then when the Ape King warns him of war, events take an even worse turn. Somehow, he must save his beloved Sita. Then they must make their way in an uncertain and dangerous world. Faced with the angry "Blue Gods," conspiracies of evil aliens, the dire warnings of the Ape King, and ultimately even nuclear devastation when total war breaks out, they must find their way to sanctuary--but where?
Inspired by the original text of the Indian Mahabharata and Ramayana, this novella is packed with excitement and action. Do legends have a basis in fact? Read The Mahabharata Codex ANCIENT ALIENS, by Rob Shelsky and find out for yourself!
This is a fast-paced sci-fi tale set in ancient India, and the author cleverly weaves information from both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana codices into the plot to give this a real sense of being "real." He uses the idea of the nuclear war that might have occurred to very good effect. Five out of five stars for this one!
R.R. Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. There are now five published novels to the author’s credit, Verity, a Regency romance, the sequel, Fallibility, and Lost Echoes, a time-travel romance, as well as two science fiction anthologies, Where Worlds Collide, Volumes I, and II, and another contracted for pub¬li¬ca¬tion in 2011, Victoria (Historical Romance). R.R. Shelsky has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neo¬metropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications.
The author has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. Shelsky has a novella coming out in early 2011 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s, The Awakening. Avenger Of The People will appear alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, and Jana Oliver, among others.
Now, R.R. Shelsky is a contributing editor for Currate.com travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot, and is a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.
Although widely travelled and continuing to do so, the author now lives in North Carolina. R.R. Shelsky enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching sunsets over the mountains and occasionally sipping from a glass of Shiraz.