Friday, November 5, 2010

Celebrating Scott Benjamin's Debut Sci Fi Adventure

Today we're celebrating Scott Benjamin's first novel, a science fiction adventure called THE MUSIC SEED.

Scott Benjamin is a well known antique collector and dealer of old service station items. He has co-authored 13 related books, which over the years have sold nearly 80,000 copies. Currently he publishes an international magazine called Petroleum Collectibles Monthly.

But, science fiction and music are what he enjoys most. Benjamin spent ten years in Los Angeles writing and recording music before moving back to his home town Elyria, Ohio. Growing up watching shows like Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Star Trek, and currently the hit show Fringe, led him to write THE MUSIC SEED, a novel about a young girl with extreme musical talents and two races of alien beings. "If it's weird I love to watch it!" he states.

Currently Benjamin resides in LaGrange, Ohio with his family.


THE MUSIC SEED by Scott Benjamin

A young, remarkably musically talented, 14 year old girl dying of cancer, her father, a special government agent, a strange visitor from another planet simply calling himself the Music Man and the four powerful beings who accompany him converge on Earth to thwart a pending attack in our future.

But can they do it in time?
Who can be trusted?
Will the young girl realize her destiny in time before she dies?
What will happen to Earth if she fails?
Why is all this related to only music?
What did a fifth airplane on 9/11 have to do with the young girl?
The Music Man has been sent here to Earth by four special beings. But why was he sent here and what does he know?
How can a 14-year-old girl save our planet?
What role does music play in this whole wild scenario?
What does the Music Man really know about planet Earth?

The Music Man and the powerful beings have deduced that planet Earth, on its current path of technology, has not even a faint chance of surviving the coming of the Mentones in the year 2683. The Mentones are an extremely advanced race of strange beings with an effective, yet sick way of harvesting planets to continue their species.

But the Music Man’s once simple mission becomes extremely complicated. The government blames the Music Man for misfortunes around the planet. The Mentones discover the Earth seed and set out to destroy it. Another powerful being, hidden eons ago, sides with the evil race of Mentones, as the Earth seed lies dying in a hospital. A genius inventor, a radical doctor and a NASA video surveillance specialist all become part of the now complex countdown.

So with the Music Man conducting a new evolution of music, a new technology using sound covering all aspects of the development and advancement of the human race, a chance to survive we may have. We just have to listen to the new music. We just have to listen to him. And we just have a little over 677 years to become prepared for the inevitable.

The only hitch is that in order to succeed, we must take the right path now.


WIN - Leave Scott a comment or question today and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of THE MUSIC SEED - to be included please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Morning Scott!!!

    Super congrats on the release of your first science fiction novel, THE MUSIC SEED. It sounds very interesting and I really enjoyed the excerpt.

    Tell us a little bit about how this world you created came to be and how long it took you to write it.

    Wishing you great success with your first novel and hope to see many more from you in the future!

  2. Thanks so much!!!
    I love heroes and feel good stories! That is what this story is all about. But its about music too, which I love very much. Don't we all? Read the story, discover the secret about the Music Man, and come along for he ride!
    The story developed in my mind very quickly, just like the songs I used to write-something I find very easy to do. But writing it and changing it over and over took years-mainly because I have other businesses to run and the small details I was not used to.
    Everyone that has read it so far has really liked it. Again its compelling, intriguing and very interesting for music and Sci-Fi lovers. I think you'll enjoy it!

  3. My husband love science fiction as do I. Does your book have romantic elements or is it purely an adventure?

  4. No romance. But there is the strong bond any father would have for his daughter which plays a big role in the story! Lots of adventure, twisting plot, mental conflicts too, and again, a feel good story!

  5. Congratulations on the release of your first book. Sounds like this book has several twists and turns. In other words, quite a page turner!

  6. Congrats on your debut. As a science fiction fan, I sat up and noticed!!!!

    in Germany

  7. This definitely sounds intriguing!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  8. Thanks for your comments! Scott Benjamin

  9. This sound quite interesting and different from what I normally read. I look forward in reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  10. Congratulations on the release of THE MUSIC SEED. The title alone is most intriguing.

  11. Sorry, late to the party, but wanted to join in to congratulate you on your first novel. Good for you! You put your dreams down on paper, not many of us can say that!

    I love Science Fiction and love music as well, so I'll certainly have to check this book out.

    I grew up on Star Trek and later V was a big event for me. I haven't been able to get into Fringe after the first season, kind of went a little too out there, but I was a HUGE fan of Xfiles. So, I'm right there with you, Scott!

  12. Sounds like a great book. Was it hard writing about 9/ll?

  13. Again thanks everyone for all your comments! I hope you can take some time and read this story. It's not like any Sci-Fi book you have read! You'll see what I mean.

  14. Hi Lauri Jo
    Yes it was very hard writing about 9/11. After visiting the memorial in New York in 2008 it really hit me hard. But at least I was able to turn the end out to our advantage in the book-at least part of it I mean. You'll find it very interesting. By the way the book covers about 50 years time to present day...Scott