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Xⁿ [X to The Nth]Male and female clones discover the hidden agenda of a multinational corporation to exterminate all human life on Earth.
“A perfect world begins with perfect humans.”
Titan clicked the blinking ‘mail’ icon and a small window opened on his monitor. Titan took another jittery glance around the room before opening and reading the new message:
‘Don’t go!’ the note read.
He stared at the computer screen and quietly reread the message.
‘I can’t not go.’ he typed nervously in response then turned to look about the workstation.
After a brief and eerily silent moment the mail icon again blinked and pinged.
‘You know what happens when someone complains.’
Although extreme measures are taken to ensure the female clones are kept isolated from their male counterparts, Dr. Wyczthack insists on tracking their every move with motion and sound sensitive video cameras and RFID chips embedded in their shoulders. However, destiny will intercede and see to it that Chloe and Armada’s paths intersect.
What is the mysterious entity that suddenly appears and leads Armada to Chloe? For what purpose does the supernatural spirit single out Armada and Chloe from thousands of clones? Why does the powerful presence want to help the couple break away from their masters? If they can manage to elude Engenechem’s surveillance and tracking systems, where will the pair flee to?
After a hurried and daring escape attempt, the runaways discover Cain’s plans for the destruction of Earth and annihilation of its inhabitants, including the army of clones. To ensure that only the strong and genetically pure will survive a thermonuclear ‘New Genesis’, Engenechem, with the aid and contribution of the largest corporations and governments of the world, builds orbital stations, subterranean bunkers and storage warehouses, a space elevator, satellite hunters, and positional, space-based missile silos. The duo comes to the sad realization that they and the rest of the clones were created for the sole purpose of constructing the artificial environments that will house Dr. Wyczthack’s hand-selected survivors of his global, atomic genocide.
Will the love-struck clones successfully stop the launch of hundreds of nuclear missiles? Can Armada and Chloe avoid detection long enough to make a clean getaway from Engenechem’s military fortress?
“‘Xⁿ’ is a smart, fast-paced, sci-fi thriller packed with humor, suspense, plenty of tech, and a growing belief in a higher power. This futuristic story explores questions we’re all going to have to face as the mechanization and weaponization of information out-paces today’s ethics. What is the value of an individual? What place does faith have in the world of tomorrow? Townsend’s Xⁿ [X to the Nth] leaps forward from current technology into the not-too-distant future and shows us what can happen when ambition and hubris get out of control. When global giants of industrial science play god, they run up against the indomitable spirit of individuals driven by curiosity, justice, love, and the desire for freedom. Be challenged and inspired as you dive into the creative complexity of Clint Townsend’s ‘Xⁿ’”. – Pamela Jaye Smith MYTHWORKS – Applied Mythology www.mythworks.net, www.mythicchallenges.com
“Clint Townsend is a master at blending romance, high technology and adventure with dangerous villains that threaten the existence of all life on Earth. This literary thriller, brimming with accurate historical facts and scientific data, leaves the reader musing as to what lengths power-hungry madmen are willing to go to quench their desire for total control and domination. At the core of it all is a depth of work that envisions the future with a seamless fusion and integration of human beings and clones. Intelligent and well-written, ‘X to the Nth’ reminds us that faith, love, and hope are the irreplaceable, God-given foundational values that make us human.” – Adaline Bebo, Miss Dallas 2019
Titan took another jittery glance around the room before opening and reading the new message:
To read any of the six teleplay episodes for Season I of ‘Xⁿ [X to the Nth]’, please contact Clint directly at email@example.com
After surviving a severe car crash and lying in a coma for three months, a 10-year-old boy regains consciousness and realizes he has the ability to see how and when people will die.
“Everyone has their dying day… Danny knows when.”
On July 23rd, 1978, Danny Lee Albright turned ten years old. As a birthday present, his father, Tommy Lee, surprised Danny and his four friends with a trip to meet Superman at the comic book store.
“If you boys had a super-power, what would it be?” Tommy asked.
Danny sat quietly in the front seat amid squeals of “I’d be fast.”, “I’d be strong.”, “I’ll be invisible.”, and “Mine would be bullet proof!” He thought long and hard as to what special talent he would possess.
“C’mon son,” Tommy pushed, “What would your power be?”
Finally, turning to his father and friends, Danny proudly stated…
“I’d see the future!” Some wishes should never come true.
Early the following Saturday morning, prior to the fathers and sons’ departure, Tommy and Sarah give Danny a very rare and special, #3 issue, Action Comics comic book as a birthday present. The animated gem is of significant value because it marks the debut of Superman, Danny’s childhood hero. Unbeknownst to the boys, the ‘Man of Steel’ is scheduled to make an appearance that very morning at a comic book shop in the city. Tommy informs the brood they’re all going to meet him and get his autograph.
When just blocks away from their destination, Tommy and the five boys are involved in a horrific car crash. Although he isn’t hurt badly, Danny Lee is knocked unconscious while Tommy is seriously injured. The driver of the second vehicle, a lowlife sociopath named Dale, and his young and pregnant girlfriend, Brooke, are fleeing a robbery and double homicide when the wreck occurs. Dale manages to elude the emergency personnel and police officers who quickly arrive on the scene. After lying in a coma for months following the crash, Danny wakes up with the disturbing ability to see how and when people will die.
Is knowing the future a blessing from God… or a curse?
Over the next three and a half decades, the paths of Danny and Dale will intersect through a bizarre series of gruesome murders and unsolved crimes that spread across North Texas.
Will Danny use the macabre ‘gift’ to save others from ghastly and untimely deaths? Can his power be applied to stopping Dale from committing another heinous crime?”
To read the screenplay for ‘The Folds’, please contact Clint directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Lubbock native, former drummer, singer, and much-traveled writer, Clint Townsend has also made his home in New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma. God continues to open doors for Clint, despite receiving a diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2006 and Lyme disease in 2010. His faith in Jesus Christ, and sense of humor, has empowered him to weather the many obstacles and challenges he faces on a daily basis.
Clint typed the entirety of his second book ‘Xⁿ [X to the Nth]’ (456 pages) WITH HIS EYES by using eye gaze tracking technology on a digital keyboard and is adapting the story into a 12-14-part limited series for televised production. The pilot episode for Season I, ‘Adam, Eve, and Sputnik’, recently received placement as a Top 100 Finalist in the 2019 FILMMATIC Pitch Now Screenplay Competition.
In addition to his books and teleplay series, Clint adapted his novel ‘The Folds’ into a full-length motion picture screenplay in December of 2019.
Both ‘The Folds’ (ISBN #978-1595559111), his first book, and ‘Xⁿ’ (ISBN #978-1-595558992) are available through Elm Hill Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Clint has pledged to donate a portion of the profits generated by the online sales of his books to Steve Gleason’s ALS charity, Team Gleason (www.teamgleason.org).
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