PRLog - Aug. 16, 2014 - EDINBURG, Texas -- Award-winning Star Trek, Twilight Zone, and Stargate writer David Bennett Carren announces the release of his novel No Power on Earth, first published in 1986 by Medallion Books and long out of print. The new release has been revised and updated by the author, making the classic science fiction novel available for the first time in two decades. The 222-page trade paperback retails for $12.95 and may be purchased from Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
No Power on Earth
"I've always had a special place in my heart for this novel," Carren said. "I'm very happy to have it in circulation again for all science fiction fans out there."
No Power on Earth presents a startling vision of a dark tomorrow. In the not-too-distant future, Earth is a harsh world controlled by the all-powerful Nummular Corporation. Human beings exist in a bitter environment without love or hope. People toil long hours in vast, dangerous factories and live in slums terrorized by gangs of rapists and murderers. Law enforcement agencies are more concerned with repression than with maintaining law and order.
The central protagonist, Abbie Parker, cannot believe that things could get any worse . . . until the marauders in gray appear from the sea. They raid the complex where Abbie lives and kidnap her and 39 other women. Spirited away across the sea to a strange floating city, Abbie and her fellow captives must battle a ruthless enemy to begin the long road toward freeing human society from Nummular’s iron grip.
The book's tagline is, "The odds seem hopeless, because there is no power on Earth that can help her. Except for the power of love."
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Author Carren has directed, written or produced more than 200 films and television shows, including episodes of Star Trek: Next Generation, Stargate, Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, and Walker, Texas Ranger. In his long Hollywood career, he counts among his fondest memories working with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as well as the cast and crew of Star Trek: Next Generation, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and many others.
An episode he wrote for Star Trek: the Next Generation, called “Future Imperfect” is still remembered fondly by fans of the show. In Carren’s story, after an away mission to Alpha Onias III interrupts Commander Riker’s birthday party, the first officer suddenly awakens in sick-bay sixteen years in the future where he is the captain of the Enterprise and about to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulan Star Empire.
Carren’s recognition as a screenwriter includes a First Place in the New York Television and Film Festival, a Writer’s Guild Award Nomination, finalist honors at the Austin Film Festival on multiple projects, and Gold and Bronze Remi Awards. As a director, he earned a Silver Palm at the Mexico Film Festival for his feature film, The Red Queen.
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Medallion Books originally published Carren’s first novel, No Power on Earth, which has been out of print until now. In 1986. Stonelock Pictures optioned his second novel, I’ve Killed Mother, and his short story “If She Dies” was published in “Twisted Tales” before he adapted it as an episode of The Twilight Zone.
Carren earned his Bachelor in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and his Master in Fine Arts at Spalding University. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas – Pan American, where he teaches screenwriting, film directing, film history, and video editing.