Now that ABC’s alien invasion drama V is coming back next month (Can I get a “John May Lives!”?), I’m preparing with a military SF novel called Peace Warrior, by indie author Steven L. Hawk. From the Smashwords book description:
600 years after his death, SFC Grant Justice is re-animated by a team of scientists. Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith. Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be… the Peace Warrior.
All the classic tropes of science fiction: time travel, alien domination, a really creepy future earth, and a lone renegade with a conveniently-apropos name. There’s the possibility for cliche here, but also for a thoroughly interesting story: the classic tropes of science fiction, after all, are classic for a reason.
I’ll let you know.