This past Saturday I visited the Friends of the Library book sale at the University Heights library.
Lot's of books to choose from at the book sale
On my way out, I happened to glance in a bin and saw a paperback titled V, The Second Generation. It is a new novel written by Kenneth Johnson the creator of V, a really popular miniseries back in the 80s. Do you remember?
I’m only on page 62 of the book and it starts out like an amusement park thrill ride. The Visitors have been visiting for a very long time now, over twenty years. Lakes and oceans have been drained dry; children are indoctrinated early on by means of weekly Monday morning videos at school called The Visitor Way; scientists and their families have been rounded up; anyone opposing the Visitors mysteriously vanish; and heroically out there, is a determined band of human and sympathetic Visitor Resistance fighters who battle for our freedom.
Back in the deep dark 80s, the hotel company I worked for sent us on a fam (familiarization) trip to the Big Island. While we were all thrilled to go it just so happened to be over the climactic ending of V, the miniseries, where the young human girl gives birth to half human, half alien twins. We just couldn’t miss THAT! So that evening, a bunch of us got together in a room to watch the show. Food and drinks were flowing as we watched and when the babies were born *the alien looking baby crawled out* we all screamed and potato chips were flying! It was fun and gross at the same time and just added another dimension to our fun trip.
V miniseries from the 80s
So, I was thrilled to discover the new book and to know that V is a new series on ABC beginning on Tuesday night, November 3rd. Check your local listings! I wonder if there are going to be V parties?
The new 2009 V