Gene P. Abel and The Real Life Inspiration for His New Novel “The Aliens Step In”

The Real Life Inspiration for New Novel The Aliens Step In

Since the publication of  Kidnappers From The Future in October of 2021, fans of Gene P. Abel’s Defenders of Time trilogy have been eagerly waiting for the final installment of this riveting franchise. 

Abel’s actively engaged readers had been taken through multiple notable historical moments throughout time in his last two books, but now the stakes are even higher as Sonsa Tabbak, an alien being, visits Agent Lou Hessman and his team. 

Abel has delivered his investigative take on alien encounters before with his non-fiction novel, What, If Anything, Is Out There? which guides readers through a comprehensive and in-depth look at the 1947 Roswell Incident and other UFO sightings. 

“It was natural for me to take what I had learned in that research and in writing [What, If Anything, Is Out There?] and I decided to incorporate that into the third book…it’s really a transition now from strictly a time travel scenario to direct alien contact,” Abel said when promoting The Aliens Step In

The release of the novel comes at a most pertinent time as new legislation is being proposed to declassify records surrounding the discovery of UFOs or other extraterrestrial technologies. 

The debate surrounding the existence of extraterrestrial life and technologies is nothing new as many are familiar with businessman Bob Lazar who claims he was hired to reverse-engineer other-worldly technology. 

But the recent whistleblower claims of former senior military intelligence officer David Grusch have reignited the conversation regarding life and technologies that are not of Earth’s origin. After joining the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force, Grusch claims he was trusted with some of the government’s most intimate secrets. 

In an exclusive interview with NewsNation, Grusch claimed that the U.S. has an intact extraterrestrial spacecraft in its possession and possibly the bodies of those who piloted those spacecrafts.

“Well, naturally, when you recover something that’s either landed or crashed … sometimes you encounter dead pilots and, believe it or not, as fantastical as that sounds. It’s true,” Grusch told NewsNation. 

In a conversation with Abel on her Books on Air podcast, host Suzanne Harris remarked that Abel was “right on target with what’s going on in the news.” Abel also mentioned that because new information had come to light, he was in talks with his publisher about updating What, If Anything, Is Out There?

“Anyone that doesn’t think that there’s a reasonable possibility that we’re not alone I think has not really looked into it too carefully,” Abel told Harris. 

Abel has also brought his unique perspective as a retired U.S. colonel to his books, enlightening readers with his extensive knowledge as well as entertaining with a whimsical story that may not be as outlandish as we initially thought. 

As we’ve seen numerous times throughout history from Star Trek to Back To The Future, pop culture has a massive influence on scientific developments and this is something Abel recognizes in his personal life in addition to his creative and factual works. 

“I believe some ideas are not fiction but predictions of things to come. So, it’s actually fiction that hasn’t happened, yet,” Abel said, “Science fiction may not be as much fiction as some people think.”

In the coming months after the Earth-shattering allegations made by Grusch and other UAP whistleblowers and the congressional hearings that will follow, sci-fi fans, history buffs, and extraterrestrial aficionados alike can find enjoyment in novels like The Aliens Step In as this unprecedented moment in time unfolds before us.