First Eco Super-Hero Comes To Life in New Novel by Francis T. Perry Williams
You know you’re in trouble when you get a wake-up call from outer space. That’s the premise of Francis T. Perry Williams’ new novel Pollen and the Ring of Harmony, from Greenleaf Book Group Press (www.PollenGreenArmy.com). Taking his cue from the green movement, Williams has created what he calls “the first eco-super-hero.”
“Pollen is a unique combination of science fiction and science fact,” Williams said. “Pollen is a visitor from the far reaches of space, and he is coming to Earth on a mission of peace and harmony, but his reception is far from uneventful. He is here to warn us, as a race, that we are destroying our planet. He is a being uniquely attuned to nature in all its forms, and he brings with him a group of friends to help him deliver his message.”
In the story, they cross the United States with the intent of delivering a message to the president, but it’s far from a greeting card sentiment. Even though he is from another star, Pollen knows enough about the human condition to know that talking to leaders is an empty experience without the support of the people. So, in his journey, he makes friends with others who share his view and his cause.
“Pollen’s alert is that the Earth is about to be destroyed, unless humans learn to live in harmony with nature,” Williams said. “It’s a message that is received with some dismay and disbelief, but the power of the message is muted by the apparent power of a talisman that accompanies Pollen – a ring of immeasurable power.”
The ring becomes the focus of the ambitious vice president, who feels the alien’s primary value is not in the message he delivers but in the power he wields with the ring.
“The vice president is seduced by the ring’s power, and he begins a secret campaign to obtain it, at all costs,” Williams said.
The novel, written with the science-fiction audience in mind, also encourages environmental awareness by addressing the harmful effects people have on the planet.
“The message is consistent with what scientists and advocates have been saying for the last decade – that we’ve done some unconscionable damage to our home, but that it’s not too late to reverse the damage,” Williams said. “In Pollen, the greatest war of all time has begun. The war is between those who want to save our planet for future generations and those who will drain its resources until it is dead.”
“Several years ago, after reading an article about people cutting into thousand-year-old redwood trees in Northern California, I was inspired to teach others about the importance of living green,” Williams added. “It was then that I knew I had to do something to protect nature and the environment. I decided to focus my creative energy on reaching out to younger generations, to teach them how to respect the world around them and live in harmony with nature. This is why Pollen is here, and we should listen to what he has to say.”
About Francis T. Perry Williams
Francis T. Perry Williams graduated with a degree in drama and a minor in art and music from San Diego State University, where he wrote, directed and acted in several plays. He appeared in a several sitcoms in the 1980s including “Happy Days,” “Bosom Buddies,” “Mash” and “Laverne and Shirley.” In addition to his acting career, Williams has experience behind the scenes as a contributing writer for “Laverne and Shirley” and a production assistant for Paramount Studios. A certified personal trainer, Williams offers private fitness training at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, Calif., where he currently resides.