Dennis Butler

Dennis Butler

About the author (formal version from the back cover): Dennis Butler has written fiction in several genres including Science Fiction, Paranormal Adventure/Romance, African American Historical Fiction and Crime/Suspense. His books include stories about time travel, alien contact, space travel, human trafficking, terrorism, slavery, clairvoyance and ghostly encounters. Dennis lives on the Texas gulf coast. Informal Introduction: Hello; glad you stopped by. As a writer, my goal is to entertain you; even if it's just for a little while. However, I must confess that each of my books has a hidden point; something that I would like you to think about. My most recent novel, The Good Reaper: An alien race has traveled 9,000 light years to reach Earth. They brought with them, a cure for cancer and all infectious diseases as well as advancements in propulsion technology. But is the human race ready to welcome a superior race? Is the human race ready to move beyond the narrow-mindedness of a territorial mentality? Is the human race prepared to trust strangers from a far-away world? When Naos Oriel-Achernar volunteered to be part of the second phase of the study of the human race, he had no preconceived notion of breaking Ranjisan law. But that was before he got to know, admire and even love the human race. Naos was part of the medical discovery team that was tasked with observing human medical conditions and treatments. Phase I of the study of the human race consisted of strictly areal observation. Naos was a part of Phase II. In order to study humans more closely, Ranjisi observers posed as humans and blended into human society. Naos was assigned to work in a hospital in New York City. Rule one of the Ranjisan exploratory bylaws prohibit direct involvement in human medical treatments. Naos was only there to observe and report back, but living among the humans was far different than studying them from the sky. Humans are rough around the edges and sometimes cruel but Naos found them exciting and he grew to love and admire them. Naos is in a battle with his conscience. Should he deny his feelings and obey the laws that he was sent to Earth to live by or should he do what he knows in his heart is right and become an alien fugitive criminal? Here is a brief explanation of how the cure for cancer and other diseases works: On Ranjisan, the process is known as Zaurak Elakribi. On Earth, we’ve roughly translated it to Attorobobiotics. The first thing to keep in mind is that an attometer (am) is equal to a quintillionth of a meter. There’s no need to try and comprehend how small that is. Human researchers are currently learning about nanoscience. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter so imagine how small an attometer is. Attorobobiotics combines attoscience with biology and robotics. Just think about that statement for a moment. So, it is less about traditional medical treatments which are derived from animal and plant life and more about computer science. The key is in the imaging. It would be impossible for a living being to work with a pod that is one quintillionth the size of a meter, even under the most intense magnification. Humans are on the right path making great strides in nanoscience. However, nanoscience is not enough. We need to go much, much deeper to successfully combine robotics and biology. Ranjisan treatment of cell and infectious disease uses computer code to manipulate the attrobots (pods or bots). Attrobots are made of a Ranjisi-made cell-like material that took many years to develop. Attrobots are smaller than anything the mind can comprehend. That is why it took computer code to develop attorobobiotic technology. Attrobots are so tiny that thousands of them can fit into an area a fraction of the size of a grain of sand. For new diseases, we begin with a physical specimen from a biopsy. The specimen is DNA sequenced and the model is uploaded to a new version of the attorobobiotics software application. It is then linked to a unique identifying number. The serum, consisting of millions of un-programmed attrobots is then injected into the bloodstream of the patient. Each attrobot also has its own attro radio antennae linked to the identifier. Once the attrobots are circulating through the bloodstream, the code is sent from a computer console to the attrobots. The code activates the bots which become warriors, seeking out the enemy. The enemy can be a virus or a cluster of cancer cells. It can take up to twenty four hours for the attrobots to locate the virus or cancer cells. Once they are near the virus, they are programmed to exit the blood system at the narrowest point. Attrobots can also cauterize the exit point of the vein to prevent bleeding. After locating the virus or cancer cell, the attrobots attach themselves to the virus wall, freezing, suffocating and finally dissolving them without harming any healthy tissue. When we are sure the patient is fully cured, a final sequence of code is sent to the attrobots causing them to self-destruct. For known and treated diseases, the DNA model is already part of the program. All that needs to be done is to assign the unique identifier to the “patient- specific” version of the application. Then the attrobots are triggered using the computer console. Early diagnosis of cancer can be treated and cured with one treatment. Advanced cases will require four to eight treatments. The patient may begin to respond after the first treatment but subsequent treatments are required for full and permanent remission. Note that this is no longer really science fiction since there are researchers already working on this concept. This book is also available in audiobook format and paperback. “The Slave Shack: The Book of Mumboo Conteh:” In this historical fiction novel I wanted to write a slave’s story written in the first person and I wanted this story to be more honest than other stories about the experiences of slaves. There are no white heroes or saviors here and the story may be a bit controversial to some readers. Aside from one chapter where the protagonist crosses paths with a group of Quakers, the characters are all black. To give the slave’s story a foundation and to make it feel more genuine, I developed a story within a story. A modern day man finds a 200 year old slave’s journal. He narrates the journal as he reads it, offering a tragic and emotional reading. Mumboo’s story is a story of romance, heartache and suffering. However, what the modern day man, Marcel (the book’s protagonist) learns from the journal changes his life and leads him on a strange path to wealth and romance. There is just a hint of the paranormal here as the main character Marcel receives messages from Mumboo through the most unusual source. This book is also available in paperback. A brief synopsis of my novel, “Indigo Tears:” In my novel, “Indigo Tears” there are multiple themes. It is a crime drama about human trafficking but it is also a drama about autism. The two main characters, the victim and the hero are on the spectrum. Woven through the story is a unique romance that drives the hero protagonist Gavin to use his genius to search for his beloved Amy who has mysteriously disappeared. Gavin is obsessed with finding Amy and he spends several years developing a DNA tracker that combines satellite engineering with computer science and genetics. Sounds nerdy but once he starts rescuing victims the excitement begins. Gavin becomes a quiet, unassuming international celebrity as he teams up with police to rescue trafficking victims. But Gavin is still left feeling empty and alone wondering where Amy is. Each rescue brings a brief feeling of euphoria that quickly fades away. Loneliness and despair soon return. The DNA tracker eventually locates Amy but rescuing her from a billionaire’s mansion in Algeria proves to be a difficult and dangerous adventure. The story begins with Gavin as a mildly autistic youth and continues through adulthood as he learns to live, function and thrive in a sometimes frightening world. In The Dead Passages, I ponder the horrors of human trafficking and the heartless, soulless ghouls that perpetuate this; the ultimate insult to god and mankind. At some point during your day, you will probably touch something or someone that has been touched by victims of human trafficking. On the other hand, there are those among us who are so pure that even in death their compassion for the human race carries on. This book is also available in paperback. In Tomorrow Once More, I explore man's inhumanity and selfishness. I also wonder about the miraculous coincidences that enabled life to thrive and how fragile the existence of the human race is. On the positive side, we see how passionate and wonderful the human race can be. This book is also available in audiobook format and paperback. In Girl of the Cloud Forest, I wonder what would really happen if someone actually did discover a true and final cure for cancer. This book is also available in audiobook format and paperback. If you happen to read my first two books, Glisten of the Ngirozi and Carrick and the Blue Planet, keep in mind that at this very minute humans are sending invitations out to deep space; to anyone who is listening. I guess we assume that any alien race that is advanced enough to hear the message is also advanced enough to have evolved beyond the concept of war. Suppose we are wrong about that? I live in Largo, Florida. If you would like to correspond with me, please email me at On a more personal note... Our time here on earth is just a tiny flash of light speeding across the universe; a blip in time. That is why I believe we should reinvent ourselves several times throughout our brief time here on earth. I started out as a musician; well not exactly. I started out crying. I graduated from an art college but I never really liked school so I continued learning on my own. I eventually became a musician and vocalist and traveled the country performing. In the next chapter of my life I was a master carpenter. There are not many things in this life as rewarding as building something with your hands. The need to create and the appreciation of creation is a basic human instinct. It's what separates us from other life forms. After my carpentry phase, I was a software developer and analyst. It was exciting and boring at the same time. It served as a stepping stone to the next phase of my life. I'm not sure when or how I entered the "author" chapter of my life. It wasn't that it was something I always wanted to do and finally began living my dream. It was more like all the other phases in my life; a happy accident stumbled upon by my random and spontaneous wandering. To borrow a thought from Forest Gump, "And one day for no particular reason, I just started writing." The first book wasn't even supposed to be a book. I just began describing what the experience would be like if humans finally came face to face with an alien species from a faraway galaxy. Then I began describing what it might be like if scientists developed a means of space travel that didn't require the burning of fossil fuel. I described how a much older alien species might see their place in the universe and I eventually spliced together all my ramblings. Low and behold, it was the beginning of a story and the beginning of the next phase in my life. I don't consider myself a colorful writer, that is, I generally stick to the story line and don't spend too much time at beautifully describing settings. I write in the first person and I do include a lot of dialogue. It's just the way I write and I sure hope you like it. *** If you would like a signed copy of a paperback, email me at It would cost the same as the list price. My author discount plus my shipping costs comes out to about the same as the list price.
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