IT might appear on the surface that Empty Space is just a silly sci fi novel.
What many people don't realize is that writing science fiction and fantasy takes a little research, or at least social observation, if nothing else.
I did a lot of research for this. The same research will be useful in my other endeavors, as well. I watched documentaries on sightings, recorded hypnosis of abduction victims, interviews, investigations and conspiracy theories on UFOs, aliens, Area 51, and even shows documenting these same things from other countries. Much of the information I gleaned from this media, some paper and some television, went into the appearance of the aliens I created, the explanation of some of the abductions and sightings, and the way things are in the rest of the galaxy. Some of it relates to ancient aliens and myths that cover the globe.
The point is that writers don't just "make stuff up."
The only thing I made up was the situation and the characters. Everything else in the story is based on things that have really happened to people, has been recorded throughout history or is reported by unfortunate abductees, some of whom suffer to this day because of the trauma.
Yes, this is a work of fiction.
It is, however, a work of researched creativity, and I am proud to be a self-published indie author.