REVIEW: We Will Destroy Your Planet

We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien’s Guide to Conquering the Earth (Dark)
by David McIntee and Miguel Corimba

mailbox111313Series: Dark
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN-10: 1782006028
ISBN-13: 978-1782006022

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We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien’s Guide to Conquering the Earth (Dark)

My thoughts: Barry says — very good.

As most of you who have read this blog know, I love classic scifi, vintage horror, and dark humor. What could be more entertaining to someone like me than a book discussing methods and tactics for aliens conquering the world? We Will Destroy Your Planet is written as a  how-to book for conquering the world.

Of course, the book is written for aliens who read English and who have a solid understanding of Earth’s scifi TV and movies *wink*. We Will Destroy Your Planet is not the type of book to over-think, at it’s heart it is a trivia book. I really enjoyed the excellent scifi trivia. As much as I love scifi, I have to admit that I was very impressed with the science fact. One the downside, the lines between the science fact and science fiction occasionally blurred (don’t they always).

The illustrations by Miguel Corimba were very good and I enjoyed them.  Although a fun read for me, I think that this book may only appeal to the scifi fan with a dark sense of humor.  I give We Will Destroy Your Planet 4 Star-ships out of 5.

Product Description:

Enjoy this pseudo-nonfiction, ‘how-to’ military handbook for aliens intending to conquer the Earth. Science fiction elements are satirized and then connected to real-world science, history, and military technique to show how it should be done.

It goes without saying that any military campaign must be planned in ways depending upon some basic factors: The logistics of where your enemy is in relation to your own forces, environmental factors, and, most importantly, ‘why’ you’re fighting this campaign. This book intends to take these basic factors, and apply them to the purpose of conquering the planet known to the natives as Earth.

There are, of course, many possible reasons for launching a military campaign against such a planet. The form of your campaign, and the formation of its strategic and tactical policies will very much depend on your reason. Obviously the campaign to destroy all sentient life on a planetary surface will be very different in character to a campaign to, say, bring the local population into the fold of your empire or federation – and, frankly, a lot simpler.

Once the reason for conquest, or destruction, has been determined, the book will take a step-by-step approach to the best way to annihilate humanities resistance and bring them to their knees.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Osprey Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”