The Roswell Protocols by Allan Burd

A spaceship crashes and we'll do anything to capture it. But so will Russia, Canada, and Japan. The covert battle begins... but beware the survivors!

Inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, an object is detected on radar rapidly descending to earth. Just moments before impact, it vanishes, crash landing somewhere other than originally predicted. Where? No one knows. But the ripple effects are felt worldwide.

In a mountain chalet, an innocent children’s book author is about to be frightened to the very core of her soul.

In the Kremlin, a war hero is once again summoned to serve his country.

In Japan, a determined general sets a daring plan into motion.

In California, an expert in kinesics, the science of body movement, is about to be put to the test.

In Canada, the RAF takes to the skies. In Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, an order is given—Initiate the Roswell Protocols.

The race is on. A covert battle for the possession of advanced technology has begun. The winning country will be the sole superpower on the planet. But somewhere, on the crashed alien vessel, surviviors lurk. Are any of them truly prepared for what they’ll find . . .

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  • First submitted Feb. 24, 2011
  • Last updated Feb. 24, 2011
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  • David Alden's avatar
    David Alden wrote 1 year, 8 months ago

    Loving this, Allan. Backing, high starring, the works. A brisk yet very informative pace. Like the transition from prologue to story, two different writing styles that play perfectly.

    Like the character intros...real people, real situations...all to culminate, I'm sure. Trust me, I could read a bunch of characters talking UFOs all day...like the fact I can relate to the ones you've created.

    Can't wait to get deeper into this!

    David Alden
    Polaris 10 Short Stories

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    Ry Guyiam [Retired] wrote 1 year, 10 months ago

    At the Kremlin so far, good plot can't wait to read the rest.

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    Ry Guyiam [Retired] wrote 1 year, 10 months ago

    At the Kremlin so far, good plot can't wait to read the rest.

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    Brian Bandell wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    The Roswell Protocols has been recognized as one of the favorite Authonomy books of Brian Bandell, author of science fiction thriller Mute from Silver Leaf Books.

    Here are my thoughts on The Roswell Protocols and the other elite level books by emerging authors.

    http://brianbandell.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-favorite-books-from-emerging-authors.html

    Brian Bandell
    Mute

  • Natasha Vloyski's avatar
    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    BEST OF LUCK...Couldn't wait to get to the part about the spacecraft--the reader still doesn't get to lay eyes on it. I'll check this out later when its rewritten.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ch 10, 11, 12 Still too much information. Make the words and dialogue count. When this gets to the editors desk and it will if the author does a rewrite and pares it down, he'll be happy that he cut out half of this. As others have said already, show it-don't tell it.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago
    I think this would be better if we had two or three characters that the reader could identify with and invest in-such as the first three characters introduced in the book and then the other characters introduced along the way are just part of the ensemble. In other words, we- the reader- do not have to have extensive personal information about the minor characters if they appear only for a short time and are connected to the overall plot. The ...
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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ch 4 could be condensed into one paragraph and it would still tell the reader what the action is, what part the general plays etc. Ch 5 Again the writer has all the skills; ability to use good descriptive language but just gets wordy. A person's paranoia and anxiety can be described in a intense, exciting moment, and not drawn out. Ch 6 Same comments. Actually, the story is unfolding slowly but steadily.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ch 2 The last third is much like the first two sections; the author needs to cut away extra material and reduce this all down to one scene, with very concentrated dialogue. I say make the words count to keep the reader intrigued and following along.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    Ch 2 The last third is much like the first two sections; the author needs to cut away extra material and reduce this all down to one scene, with very concentrated dialogue. I say make the words count to keep the reader intrigued and following along.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago

    Poor Lisa. We are bored with her a third of the way into this section. This issue of a gift and chocolates and dieting and sweatsuits-blah....blah....blah. Make this two paragraphs and it would fly. You have the ability to be descriptive you just go overboard into extraneous areas that just do not carry the story along.

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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago
    So are we looking at Chapter 2 and 3? Well - Part 2- Lots of description that doesn't really lend itself to improving the scene of the woman and her background. Better if it were condensed, And why do all women in novels have to be beautiful? That doesn't give them character. Yes, she has flaws- or at least the author tries to downplay her perfection by giving her some 'mental problems'. Let's hope there is a reason for this- ...
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    Natasha Vloyski wrote 3 years, 8 months ago
    First chapter is dense material, which means that there is a lot of information, lots of second-by-second action, bit dry, which tends to slow down any suspense that is being built rather than intensify it. However, it is style of writing that can be successful and many would not agree with me. What I noticed was a certain professionalism, the writing was crisp and intelligent. That puts you at the top of the list in my book. I will continue ...
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    jsault2003 wrote 3 years, 9 months ago
    You’ve developed some good dialogue and the nature of the conflict is crystal clear from the beginning. I detect a power-packed opening that promises to attract and hold the reader’s attention. I do have some concerns: A.M. and P.M. are usually written as a.m. and p.m. (Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, p. 391) Be careful with the telling as opposed to showing. You’ve already established the routine and the “sigh” you showed gives the impression of boredom. “…replied the ...
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    subra_2k123 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 1 month ago

    Very interesting book for a sci fi lover. In fact my friend dloganw asked me to read your book. I backed it and starred it with pleasure.

  • Sandy Mackay's avatar
    Sandy Mackay wrote 4 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Allan, Have read the first three chapters and am very curious about the bogey. Space and alien beings facinate me and your story has me hooked. The characters are well drawn and the locations described beautifully. Will return to read more. Good luck. Sandy.

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    Graham Jon Don Lench wrote 4 years, 3 months ago

    Just read the opening chapter.very intriguing and will comment further as I carry on. I love science fiction. Will add to my book shelf and rate.

    Graham Lench
    The Eighth Day

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    Intriguing Trails wrote 4 years, 3 months ago
    The Roswell Protocols Fiction, Sci-fi 3rd person, multiple Premise: A spaceship crashes and all the earth's major players are vying for the goods. Great premise, esp for those who believe in Area 51. Mechanics: Very clean. I didn't see a single mistake. Plot: After reading through Ch 1, I found the story to be engaging esp about half way through the chapter. IMO, the first 700+ words, (first half of the chapter) do little to ceate suspense or engage the ...
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