TRISOMY XXI, a horror/sci-fi/mystery novel, is the thrilling tale about the adventures of Joshua Allen, a sixteen-year-old boy who was born with an extra chromosome—a genetic aberration known as Trisomy XXI, or Down Syndrome. When a serious accident leaves him in a coma at the hospital, Joshua receives a mysterious injection that endows him with supernatural powers. The transformed teen is linked to a string of bizarre, unexplained deaths that have both the town’s sheriff and the coroner baffled. But when a ghastly creature from another planet lands on Earth and begins its hunt for Joshua—viciously slaughtering anyone in its path in order to complete its deadly mission—Joshua and his friends are thrown into a world of horror that is totally out of control. What follows is a horrific life-and-death struggle with the seemingly-indestructible extraterrestrial being. The salvation of an entire race of aliens hangs in the balance!
TRISOMY XXI has received the following awards:
- 2016 Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Award Silver Honoree Winner
- 2017 Reader Views Literary Award Regional Winner (West Mountain)
- 2017 Reader Views Literary Award Second Place Winner in Science Fiction
- 2017 Eric Hoffer Award Montaigne Medal Finalist
- 2017 Eric Hoffer Award da Vinci Eye Finalist
- 2016 Indie Book Award Second Place Winner in Best Young Adult
"I HOPE A MOVIE IS MADE FROM THIS BOOK. IT WOULD BE A SELLOUT!!!" - Amazon Reader Review
“Trisomy XXI is a fun, exciting science fiction adventure. The writing is spectacular, and author G.A. Minton has a great talent for describing his scenes and characters in vividly colorful detail. Minton’s ability to drive the story across the genres makes for decidedly entertaining reading. I highly recommend this book to teens and adults who are fans of adventurous science fiction!” - Paige Lovitt for Reader Views.
“The popular trend of adding science fiction elements to horror goes well beyond jumping through portals as is evident in G.A. Minton’s Trisomy XXI. Minton offers up a compelling, frightening, and surprisingly touching genre blend that both horror and sci-fi readers will enjoy.” – Becky Spratford for The Reader’s Shelf at Library Journal Reviews.