Author: David Coy
Publisher: David Coy / Self Published.
Buy Link: Buy Natural Selection Here!
Rating: You Gotta read
Reviewed By: Lupa
It started as a peaceful visit to his weekend getaway in the Sierra foothills. Hours later teacher Phil Lynch finds himself living a nightmare. Paralyzed and taken prisoner, his body is used as an unwilling host in a bizarre and grisly series of parasitic infections. On board the alien vessel within which he is imprisoned are more than a hundred other humans – and like Phil – just as confused and terrified – their bodies subjected to unfathomable violence for a dark and malevolent purpose. As the terrible truth about the alien visitation unfolds, a small group of captives must first understand – then fight for escape. That struggle will cause them to stretch razor-thin the limits of the human will to survive.
I have always been a huge fan of Science Fiction and Horror stories, but I have to admit I never really have gotten into alien abduction stories until I started reading Natural Selection..! Holy Cow…. David Coy has created a fast paced, vividly descriptive, terrifying tale of alien conquest in Natural Selection.
The story starts out with a woman waking up in some kind of medical bay where they are performing surgery on her. The first paragraph of the book grabbed me and this story did not let me go until the end. Honestly it hasn’t let me go yet. I am chomping at the bit to dive into the second book in the series as soon as I am finished writing this review. So Focus…
Natural Selection is the story of a group of people who have been abducted by aliens, wicked cruel aliens intent on the destruction of the human race so they can colonize the earth for themselves. Our intrepid band of rebels consists of Mary, the tough as nails lesbian mechanic, Phil the strong and determined teacher, Ned the caring Canadian, Bailey the sweet and cunning newlywed, and Seseidi, the Central American Indian who speaks no English at all. Sounds like a pretty odd bunch doesn’t it. But these five do things that are truly amazing during the course of their adventure.
My favorite character in the story is actually Bailey. She is younger than the rest, or at least seems to be with her mannerisms, but she is strong and determined to save her family from the fate she is sure awaits them if the aliens succeed. I am amazed at the risks she takes to gain information and the things she puts herself through in order to move the mission forward. She is awesome. But then again I think all of the Hero team are amazing.
The bad guys in this book, the aliens, and even some of the people are skin crawlingly good. In particular I loved to hate Gilbert. He was so… icky, Yes that is the best word I can think of right now. I actually cheered when… Well when you read the book you will know what I am talking about. His oddly religious, creepy meteorologist butt gets his and in a fantastic way.
Technically I was very happy with Natural Selection. David Coy has an extremely strong grasp on the use of words to trigger a visual response, In normal people terms, David Coy is an extremely talented writer who weaves a vivid and interesting story with his words. From the first paragraph I was hooked.
For anyone who enjoys science fiction, alien stories, and enough frightening aspects to the stories to show up in your dreams, Dominant Species: Volume One – Natural Selection is definitely a book you need to pick up.
Bravo David. Bravo. Now I just hope I can get the aliens out of my dreams…..