Science Fiction Fan Scott Benjamin Pens New SF Novel

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New novel combines author’s affinity for science fiction and music into one heroic young girl

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Fans of science fiction are often thought of as nerdy types. However, science fiction is probably as mainstream as anything can be. According to Forbes’ article “Summer's Top-Grossing Movies,” moviegoers spent more than $3 billion on the top three films of the summer – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” – all which have science fiction/fantasy elements. This is good news for longtime science fiction fan Scott Benjamin who now releases his new book “The Music Seed” (published by iUniverse).

Rachel is a musically talented, somewhat normal young girl who has been chosen by an advanced race of beings to save the planet from a future attack of evil creatures with the help of her music. She has no idea what’s going on – in fact, no one knows what’s going on at first. She doesn’t know how her music could accomplish such a task. This all is compounded by the fact she is slowly dying from an incurable disease.

As Rachel comes into her heroic fate, Benjamin injects cultural relevance into her fantastic journey. “With all that is going on today – the economy, wars, struggles and the lot – people need heroes, something to latch on to, and want to feel good. This book will do that for you,” he says. “Plus, everyone likes music and this book is all about that!”

Action-packed and fast-paced throughout, “The Music Seed” moves along like a movie, says Benjamin. As the fate of the world hinges on one innocent girl’s survival, readers will find hope and inspiration in the influence that one person can have on the world. “I just want [readers] to feel good, feel inspired,” he says, “which is what good stories and music can do for you.”

About the Author
Scott Benjamin resides in LaGrange, Ohio with his wife and family. As a hobby, Benjamin buys and sells collectibles related to old gas or service stations. If interested see and

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