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Come Take Me: A Celestial Satire

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Of all the hopefuls posting videos to the website, no one is campaigning as hard as Marshall M. Shmishkiss to become the person whom aliens will most want to abduct. He takes classes. He loses weight. He even advertises for a woman to accompany him. But reality is closing in, and soon Marshall will have to decide just how far he is willing to go to achieve his dream…then what he must do to clean up the resulting mess.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.25 out of 10


Plot: The plot of this novel is fast-paced and engaging. What makes the narrative so successful is the humor scattered throughout the book. This helps to engage readers and pull them into the story.

Prose: The author’s use of language is lovely in places. The prose flows well and is well crafted. The dialogue is true to life and helps develop the characters.

Originality: The plot of this book is quirky, humorous, and original. The world building is detailed and skillful.

Character Development: The characters are one of this book's greatest strengths. The voice of Marshall is strong and pulls the reader into the story. Supporting characters are also well crafted and vivid.

Date Submitted: May 31, 2018