Dylan McLeod - Vexor City

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ACTION ADVENTURE FANTASY SCI-FI ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT

The Future

J. B. Christensen

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Submision Type

Book

Logline

On a distant planet well into the future, Dylan McLeod is driven to rebel against the alien tyranny that rules over humanity. He'll soon realise, however, just why no one has even tried to stop this regime before.

Genre

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Young Adult

Short Summary

An action-packed, Sci-Fi story set on a dystopian planet. The story follows the main character, 19 year old Dylan McLeod who decides to rebel against the vexors, an evil alien species that have had a stranglehold over the rest of the population for the past 300 hundred years.

Setting

Futuristic city on a dystopian planet

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Dylan McLeod

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Badass, Complex, Confident, Clumsy, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Insecure, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Lone Wolf, Sarcastic, Romantic, Secretive, Selfless, Skillful, Underdog, Visionary, Crazy, Decisive, Empathetic, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Zalia

Age: 19

Gender: 19

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Leader, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Tarun

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Honorable, Modest, Obedient, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Sophisticated, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Sholtar

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Leader, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Visionary

About The Author

Jaden Christensen is a creative writer that lives in Melbourne, Australia. Currently working as a primary school teacher, Jaden has always had a passion for books and films. During the Covid pandemic he transformed his screenplay, Dylan McLeod - Vexor City into a novel.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

979876128969

Genre

ACTION

Brief

In the future, the same planet is shared by four species of diverse beings, including the human race. Although the four species initially arrived at a harmonious way of living together, one of them turns against the others in search of power and leadership over the other three races. Centuries of subjugation and humiliation are followed under the command of the Vexors until a young man decides to fight against the system and make the population also join him to remove these abusers from the dominion. Ultimately, they manage to kill the leader of the Vexors and free the people from a cruel rule.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Nothing to declare.

Draw of Story

The book talks about the future of the human race when sharing the same planet with other alien species, which in itself is interesting. But the narrative also draws attention because it reflects, through a thematic comparison, on the way white people have treated other races on Earth for centuries. In both focuses, the narrative attracts from the beginning.

Possible Drawbacks

Even though the story is quite dynamic and has a pleasant pace, it can become a little repetitive due to the excessive dialogue about the Vexors' evils. We already know from the beginning they are the villains, so the focus of the dialogue could vary a little.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is precisely this notion of a race that decides to take power and subjugate others, as the white race has done for centuries. It also brings an exciting reflection on the interests of those in government.

Fanbase Potential

Yes, because beyond these reflections on the topic, the author created a fascinating universe for the human race in the future.

Awards Potential

Suppose the adaptation follows the more dramatic path, which makes a parallel between the white race subjugating others and this idea of an alien race subjugating other beings. In that case, you can have a result that has the potential for awards.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

STAR WARS - FRANCHISE, AVATAR

What’s New About the Story

It's not 100% original, but this idea that humans discovered a new planet and allowed other alien races to live there shows a positive side of humans, making the narrative more touching and exciting.

Lead Characters

Each character has a well-defined role in the narrative, which makes the story take on a more classic feel. Dylan is a perfect protagonist since, despite his initial imperfections and even his poor intentions towards his father, he chooses to change and become a leader to avenge his father's death. Tarun is the perfect sidekick who helps Dylan on his journey. And Sholtar is a typical villain in classic narratives. We only know his villainous side and his evil intentions. His desire for power strips him of any goodness that could exist there.

Uniqueness of Story

It's not a rare gem, but it's a very interesting narrative, with an exciting side about the human race that takes sci-fi to another level.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

As much as we have seen other content in which different species share the same planet, it is interesting to see a sci-fi that does not assume the human race to be even more petty and problematic than it is today. We generally see that our choices have led us to abandon the Earth and colonize another planet, and humans often continue to be villains before other species. But in this narrative, humans only seek to start over on a new planet, and even accept sharing this planet in harmony with other races. It is a new, less catastrophic, or negative vision about humans in the future. In the adaptation, the narrative could remove the excess speeches about the villainy and evil of the Vexors and transform this into images. It would be much better to see what they do wrong than to hear about it. In any case, despite not being very original, the author manages to keep the reader's attention and create an exciting universe that would have potential for the big screen.