Sanjeev Jaiswal’s Red Sun Ke Alien is a science-fiction (sci-fi) mystery drama novella. Sci-fi is one of the popular genres of literature whose content is imaginative, but based on science. It relies heavily on scientific facts, theories, and principles as support for its settings, characters, themes and plot-lines.
The story revolves around an Indian scientist, Dr. Gangadhar Sahay and three students, Ronit, Priyanka and Manav, solving a mystery of aliens together. The world was facing some problems as some Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were causing some fire in different parts of the world. The scientist and students are trying to save the world by solving this mystery of UFOs and aliens. Dr Sahay, Priyanka and Ronit almost start believing in aliens and their existence, while Manav is still in denial. He does not accept the fact that aliens exist. And the doubts in his mind give the story another turn.
The students’ characters are well delineated and realistic. Their conversations are realistic and fun. Young adult readers can definitely relate to that. Manav is a strong character and strongly believes in his opinions and logic, which gives the story a new twist. Priyanka and Ronit come through as funny and charming as also does Dr Sahay’s character.