When Hal Southerland, a socially isolated computer contracts manager nearing retirement at a federal agency in Atlanta, spots a curious anomaly on an astronomy website, he realizes aliens are coming. A slip of the tongue before it becomes public knowledge results in Hal being chosen by the aliens to serve in a very special role: king of the planet. The catch is that Earth is on the verge of environmental disaster, and this very special role has a very special task: to choose which four billion humans will be "Disappeared" to preserve the oxygen essential for both human and alien survival.
What follows is a series of missteps on the path toward creating a world where the aliens and humans can live together in peace. Will Hal and his alien "liaison" Angie (who looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe) find a way for humans and aliens to live side by side? Or will the mistakes continue in this clash of civilizations?
David Davis has published poetry, magazine features, and scholarly articles. He has had seventeen plays produced, including productions in New York and Hollywood. He earned a BS degree in physics, a BA in drama and history, an MA in theatre, and a PhD in communication. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Merely Writers Playwrights, and Atlanta Writers Group. He has worked as a physics and math teacher, actor, head of three college theatre programs, technical writer, editor, and health communications specialist. He currently lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife, Kathy, and has one daughter, Elizabeth.