About Occupied Earth

Alien occupation has never been so dark and sexy.

—Michelle Gagnon, author of the PERSEFONE series

It is 2040. Twenty years after the Mahk-Ra arrived and, after a brutal fight, conquered the planet. In a world no longer ruled by humans, life goes on … but the rules have changed.

For years, writers and filmmakers have speculated about the possibility of the Earth being invaded by aliens from another planet. But what if the aliens have been watching us, infiltrating us via human collaborators, or even surgically altering themselves to look human?

Occupied Earth, released in October 2015, is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the idea of what the world would look like years after its conquest—20 years after a successful invasion by the Mahk-Ra. Humanity still exists, only they are now under the bootheels of a race of occupiers who govern the devastated planet.

But, as much as life continues with some sense of normalcy, something has happened in the Mahk-Ra empire. Earth, once considered a strategic beachhead of major importance, has been downgraded in its value. Things are starting to degrade. Our planet is the last place any self-respecting Mahk-Ra officer wants to be assigned. Yet, despite everything, life and resistance continues.

These stories bring us face to face with annihilation — and show how we pull ourselves back from the brink. Featuring Rachel Howzell Hall, Bram Stoker award winner Lisa Morton, Matthew V. Clemens, noted science fiction author Howard Hendrix, Nathan Walpow and more.

Occupied Earth is coming. Stay safe. Stay strong. Survive at all costs.