Here is one of the inspirations for Pack
One of my favorite books was ‘Protector’ by David Niven.
It is based on a common theme in the science fiction world, the creation of a superior species to the betterment of mankind.
Niven is a phenomena writer, blending science fiction and fact seamlessly, so that the reader is swept into other realms without complaint.
I guess everybody feels weak, and wants to feel strong, which I believe to mean that nobody recognizes their true abilities and powers.
Anyway, in Pack, I explore this theme of a superior race made out of man.
It starts out ugly, an experimental drug administered in a covert psych program in a college.
The hero, Nick Stavros, undergoes strange changes, but soon realizes that the world is a brighter place, and he is a stronger, smarter figure.
He is also able to ‘sniff out’ higher quality humans and infect them. In essence, he is creating a new race that has been in us all the time, but hidden by the confusion of DNA that is within us.
Problem: the CIA doesn’t like new races, even ones they create themselves.
Problem: the things unlocked in the human DNA are also killing Nick and his friends.
Thus, Nick and his friends have an uphill battle. They come up with a plan, but fully realize that when their plan comes to fruition their is going to be a terrible confrontation between them and the human race.
Like I said, it starts out ugly, but there is a sublime ending that I don’t believe anybody will see coming.
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