Xenophon A Colony in Crisis

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Carlos Leonel Ogaldez Jr.

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Earth's 20-year war against a brutal alien race has ended. A modest officer and his wife, a strong-willed cabinet member take on top leadership roles, after a mysterious enemy hiding in plain sight conducts terrorist attacks, in hopes to sabotage the peace while a looming invasion is on the horizon.



Short Summary

The top members of the Government including the President are assassinated by a radical religious group, vaulting Eleanor into the Presidency. Her husband Dominic a Lieutenant is selected to join a peace mission in former enemy space while alien coup places his ship as the target of a new war.

The multiple characters come together and discover who is really behind the assassinations, the terrorist attacks, and even the alien coup both on Earth and in a battle near its established borders of space. By Defeating the enemy they forge a new peace with former enemies.


Sci Fi Large City, military bases and Space Battle Ships Alien planets

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Dominic Reed

Age: 28 - 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Skillful,Complex,Insecure,Badass,Leader,Masculine,Patriotic,Selfless,Romantic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Charming,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Eleanor Chapman-Reed

Age: 29-35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Educated,Leader,Outspoken,Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Faithful,Engaging,Gracious,Honorable,Underdog,Patriotic,Romantic,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Reena

Age: 25

Gender: Other

Role: logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Badass,Complex,Confident,Blunt,Sexy,Romantic,Aspiring,Insecure,Honorable,Educated,Heroic,Faithful,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Sarcastic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Nicholas Avers

Age: 35-40

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Honorable,Educated,Heroic,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Charming,Selfless,Patriotic

Development Pitch

Earth had begun an in-depth exploration and colonization of space years after safe travels between Earth and planetary colonies on Mars, Venus, the moons of Jupiter, and Saturn had become an everyday occurrence. Once again, the time arrived to reach further into the depths of space. An exploration team had set out to survey the Alpha Centauri system when it encountered an aggressive alien race, The Nihan, conquerors who thrive in war with a goal to devour and control as many systems as possible. This encounter led to two decades of all out war. Now that Earth has ended a 20-year war against a brutal alien race, A modest up-and-coming officer and his wife, a strong-willed cabinet member, must take top leadership roles after a mysterious enemy hiding in plain sight conducts terrorist attacks. This new enemy has hopes to sabotage the peace negotiations while a looming invasion is on the horizon. XENOPHON, A Colony In Crisis, mixes science fiction, and fast-paced action with compelling, unique, and memorable characters in a vast universe at the brink of war.

About The Author

Carlos Leonel Ogaldez Jr. is a Latino born and raised in Chicago and grew up learning about the pride in his Puerto Rican And Guatemalan heritage. A family man with a wife and three children he enjoys the simplicity of family time. As a musician he also enjoys playing Latin Jazz, Rock, Blues and R&B. Carlos is a first responder and writes from an outlook of structure, loyalty and various relational aspects of life. Carlos enjoys creating new worlds and compelling stories in a variety of genres and is hopeful to entertain any and all.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available







In the distant future, humans have moved from Earth to populate colonies along the solar system. The Federation of Defense is set up to keep the peace when new species reveal themselves. The Nihan's do not want peace and begin a strategic attack on Earth and its' defenses. Earth's forces fight on land and in space to stop them with a little help from their allies.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story does well with world building. It takes place in the future where there are human colonies on different planets and contact with advanced species. The antagonist is revealed early and the plot is clear cut.

Possible Drawbacks

There are a large amount of characters with differing storylines. It can be confusing, on paper, to keep track of them all. The dialogue and the action seem to mimic other films. It didn't feel unique to the story.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Meg is better off alone that married on her remote homestead. The antagonist isn't the environmental threats or strangers such as the outlaws, but the person who created the change in her circumstance in the first place, James. It's a relationship drama at the core of an adventure story.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase but it is very similar to other science fiction stories. That might repel audiences.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. The story focuses on the action and world building and is not character driven.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

This story is not very unique, having many of the same plots seen in other stories. Hostile alien group, dying Earth, space military heroes escaping death just in time to save the day, large spaceship battles; everything you need in a epic sci-fi adventure.

Lead Characters

The lead characters are so many, they do not stand out as individual. They all play their part to push the plot forward but there is not much time spent on a lot of character development.

Uniqueness of Story

This is an average sci-fi story that does well creating a world for its' story. The plot is not exceptionally unique but would keep the audience entertained with the constant action.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

A reduction in the amount of characters and storylines would enable character development and plot development. This could have a more satisfied ending while exploring the world of Earth and it's colonies.