Dalton S. Hendra is a science fiction writer based in Canada. He enjoyed watching TV shows and movies and being in nature, especially at the beach. Dalton S. Hendra is a pseudonym.
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What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I really enjoy immersing myself in another world and seeing that world through the varying perspectives of my characters. I can make my own reality and my own world that is different and unique than a world that another author has created. Or I can write fan fiction and write about an existing world and universe that I really enjoyed reading or watching. The flexibility and freedom to write about whatever I want is what I really enjoy about writing. I also like seeing my characters develop and mature throughout my stories.
Since the dawn of time human beings have looked up into the cosmos and wondered if there was life in the great black void. Curiousity and speculation about aliens have long permeated humanity, along with healthy doses of fear and hope at what extraterrestrial visitors to the planet might bring. At a moment when the planet is consumed by economic, political and military turmoil those questions are finally answered. Will the planet be stable enough to welcome the aliens with open arms? Or will they be met with fear, hostility and violence? Can the world's superpowers keep the planet united or will the aliens just add to the chaos consuming the globe? Only one thing is certain: Species 5319 will forever change the course of human destiny.
Aliens have landed on Earth and bring with them technology that will revolutionize Earth. But they also bring information about a new and deadly threat that could destroy the planet. It’s up to Dr. McKinnon and President Kinley to come up with a way to save the planet while keeping first contact secret from a planet ravaged by economic collapse and the threat of global anarchy.
Aliens have made first contact with a chaotic and divided Earth, although that was only the first of many challenges to come. Earth needs a way to communicate with the aliens, a task that falls to Dr. Malcolm McKinnon and his team. Can they succeed before their mission is ripped away by the military? The gripping sequel to Species 5319: Arrival is an adventure unlike anything experienced before.
Economic and political chaos is ravaging the planet as the global balance of power shifts rapidly. Not even the shadowy forces who control the levers of power are able to contain the situation. The fate of the world rests in the hands of a few as a threat unlike anything the world has ever seen heads towards Earth. Can the planet stay united long enough to prepare for what’s coming?