Johnny Came Home

Concept cover for Johnny Came Home
Concept Cover for Johnny Came Home

This page concerns my as-yet-unpublished science fiction super hero novel, Johnny Came Home.

If you’d like to read an excerpt from the book, click on the following link:

jch-book-excerpt

Plot Synopsis

John Lazarus returns to the town of Midwich, 3 years after the fire that took his home and his family, searching for answers to why he can do the extraordinary things he’s been capable of since the night of the fire. Is he human? Alien? Something more? The answers lie within the Titan complex that overshadows Midwich. But someone else wants Titan’s secrets too and will stop at nothing to make sure that she alone possesses them.

What if there were superheroes among us? Would they represent the next stage of human evolution, as many comic books, movies and television shows suggest? Or might there be a different explanation? What would a world of men and women with superpowers mean for Biblical Christianity? Find out more in this action-packed novel, Johnny Came Home.

Background

The story came about because WordPress was once again promoting National Novel Writing Month. Basically, the NaNoWriMo challenge is to write throughout November, each day, until you’ve got a 175-page, 50,000-word novel, which has to be verified by NaNoWriMo.org by the end of November to qualify. 

This novel, written as a serial over the month of November 2008, is NOT the one I’ve been working on for the last 5 years [Has it really been that long! Ech! Time to finish that monster!], because the NaNo challenge was to write a new work completely from scratch. [I am aware that there were people who cheated. I wasn’t one of them. Nyah!]

I took up the challenge because I wanted to know if this sort of hour a day approach can actually work. To be honest, sometimes it was more than an hour a day. Sometimes it was less, but usually it was a little more. I think it was more the idea of setting aside a time to write each day – and having an actual deadline that makes it work!

My goal was 50K. I wrote 54K, but I had to stay up until 3am on the night before the deadline and spend a good portion of the final day putting in 2 day total of 9,000 whopping words in all to do so! Ergo, it wasn’t easy, but it was extremely gratifying.

And for those of you who’ve been following this site for the past few years, this one was #5 on my list from Faith-based Sci-Fi as Exploratory Apologetic.

Originally, the entire work, entitled Johnny Came Home, was available online, but, well, God Bless Capitalism, why would anyone buy the loaf when they can get free slices. For those of you who read the original serial in 2008, well, I spent the past year revising it, expenading character development, plugging plot holes and even changing the ending quite a bit. In fat the book has nearly doubled in volume to 106K. I hope to get it self-published and available for sale in the near future!

Status

We are in the final editing stage

 Rev Tony Breeden [also known as Sirius Knott]

–Copyright 2008 by Anthony W Breeden. All rights reserved.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. JesusKnight says:

    interesting………so where is the rest???

    1. Thank you!

      The book is in the final editing phase right now [the part where we weed out typos and plot holes]. I’m hopeful that it will be available on Amazon by summer’s end.

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