V: The Second Generation

V (Volume 2)

Kenneth Johnson

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Millions thrilled to Kenneth Johnson's hugely popular mini-series "V," an action filled drama of alien invasion, a TV event that was also a number one bestselling novel. Now, in a new novel based on the sequel miniseries currently being developed for TV, the tension between The Visitors and Earth's human inhabitants has reached a boiling point.

The reptilian Visitors, who cleverly portray themselves as Earth's protectors, are anything but. Our oceans are being drained in order to fuel the aliens' motherships, and our scientists are treated like wanted criminals. And they have pods of preserved humans destined for even more sinister purposes.

But hope is not lost. A small, yet resourceful Resistance risks everything to undermine the Visitors' stranglehold on Earth's people. Despite their heroic efforts, without more help they will be crushed by the Visitors and their human militia. Just when Earth's doom seems inevitable, agents of an alien civilization from another planet arrive in answer to humanity's desperate call for help. But can these other aliens be trusted? Or might we defeat one alien overlord, only to be delivered into the hands of another, equally as oppressive?

Time is running out for the Resistance, for when the Visitors' Leader arrives, the aliens will complete their mission on Earth, with devastating consequences for all life on the planet.

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Praise for the miniseries "V"

"A space age version of "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." –Kenneth Clark, UPI

"…The best kind of science fiction: the kind that makes you think about the meaning of life on Earth. 'V' is a morality tale, a story of how people react in the face of overwhelming tyranny. It's prime-grade television." –Nick Coleman, Minneapolis Star & Tribune

" 'V' harbors a great deal of relevant social commentary on our misuse of water, our dependence on mass-communication, our commercialization of daily life…Perhaps comparing it to Orwell may be reaching a bit, but it certainly is superior commercial television fare." – Christian Science Monitor

"…Best miniseries in more than a year.  Kenneth Johnson…knows how to make magic…" –Lee Winfrey, Philadelphia Inquirer

'V' makes a mesmerizing nightmare." –Tom Shales, Washington Post

" 'V' –Victorious as sci-fi miniseries…Dazzling…An intelligent, imaginative, engrossing four hour drama. 'V' is a thought provoking, sometimes shocking drama that keeps the viewer engaged." –Kay Gardella, New York Daily News

"Right at the top we know that 'V' isn't just another fling at science fiction – it is nothing less than a retelling of history – the rise of the Nazis done as a cautionary science fiction fable. For television this is probably a first. It is by politics and ideology that you will know 'V'." –John Corry, New York Times

"…Kenneth Johnson and his very good cast and technicians succeed in giving us an imaginative first-class thriller of substance and social significance." –Judith Crist, TV Guide

"…Absolutely stunning…a riveting tale that is utterly convincing and compelling." – Newark Star-Ledger

"It has epic heroes in Marc Singer as a rebelling TV cameraman and Faye Grant as the leader of the Los Angeles underground…It has swell heavies in Andrew Prine and Jane Badler…And it is thoughtful enough to involve viewers on more than one level." –Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times


"…Highly impressive, an enormously engrossing experience. An unusually ambitious and compelling TV venture." – Los Angeles Herald Examiner

" 'V' is a brilliant piece of television…" – St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Kenneth Johnson

KENNETH JOHNSON is more than an author; he has written, directed and produced dozens of movies, television shows and mini-series including titles such as The Incredible Hulk, The Bionic Woman, and Alien Nation. In 1984, his television mini-series V hit the airwaves. It was hugely successful; it was the highest rated show on NBC for two and a half years and led to the creation of a regularly scheduled television show. Johnson has been nominated for both the Writers Guild and the Edgar Awards.

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V: The Second Generation
Kenneth Johnson

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765319067
ISBN10: 0765319063
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$22.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765359322
ISBN10: 0765359324
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429921343
ISBN10: 142992134X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
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