- Category: Novel
- Year: 2011
- URL: www.DubhSithInk.com
Grandpa Steiner Saves the World (from Illegal Aliens (from Space))
At 109,000 words, I began writing this one years ago, in the spring of 2013 and published it in 2015 as a group of three books. This novel was designed as a comedic (yet deliberately polarizing) social commentary. The story is about a politically incorrect old codger who writes an offensive blog which unwittingly becomes the only deterrent against an impending alien annihilation. Weird and quirky with social messages. Howard Beale meets Douglas Adams. Archie Bunker by way of Terry Gilliam. Frank, from the Bobcat Goldthwait movie God Bless America, ends up in the Roland Emmerich movie Independence Day. All in the Family meets Buckaroo Banzai.
I designed the cover to be reminiscent of the film Invasion of the Saucer Men and the gentleman on the cover is an old photo of my late grandfather. While he wasn't the inspiration for the personality of Grandpa Steiner, he definitely has the right look.
I also did all the graphic design work and photography in creating the book cover; I did all the programming for the website, and wrote all the XHTML code for the ebook, plus I did all the layout and formatting for the hardcover and softcover editions.