If you loved The Twilight Zone, monster comic books, the original black and white Godzilla movies, you will love Atomic Drive-In by Mike Bogue—a book with all of the imagination, creepiness, monsters, mutations and mystery you can handle!
Bogue delights in this modern-day sci-fi book that includes six page-turning tales: Atomic Drive-In, the title and first tale, will bring two monster movie-loving guys back to 1962 to a fortified drive-in where radiation-effected survivors of the latest nuclear blast are being treated and protected from the mutated creatures, animals and humans that attack, and where the friends vie for the love of one pregnant girl (and with a transparent abdomen no less!). In Mrs. Finney’s Special Vine, a young boy’s desire to do a good deed and help the town’s crazy elderly lady with her mysterious “special vine” sets him up for a relationship he doesn’t expect to find—both with Mrs. Finney herself, and her vine, Virginia Bailey. In Going Back, two twelve-year-olds, Sara and Nick, fall into young love just before Sara’s family is to move away. Five years later they will meet again, then another five years after that, only to find that their relationship has changed. Still in love with her, Nick is shocked by the changes he sees in Sara, but when a wonderful reversal in time occurs and sends them back to those special moments of first love, Nick will take it and make the most of it. And lastly, in A Calculated Sacrifice, readers will enjoy a surprise twist to a human sacrifice to monster gods, cringe in Sleeping Dragons as a jealousy-turned-evil experiment backfires, and sympathize with a monster who only wanted a friend in A Gift for the Monster.
Bogue is a creative storyteller! With clever plots, in-depth characters and writing that excels, his sci-fi tales come to life with all of the feel of the ol’ classic 50′s sci-fi thrillers. Young adults and up will enjoy these six fascinating, entertaining, and intriguing tales included in Atomic Drive-In and will most likely have you wanting to get your hands on an old Japanese monster movie or get reacquainted with The Twilight Zone.
With a lifelong passion for everything monster, Mike Bogue’s love and talent for the genre shine through in his writing. Fans of the genre and Bogue’s work can view his biography for more information on monster magazines and his regular column “Kaiju Korner”, celebrating the world of Japanese movie monsters.