Concept

Understanding how to manipulate time would be man's most significant discovery. If this discovery were to fall into the wrong hands, it could be used as the most powerful weapon ever known. The present in which we live becomes the past with each passing second, and the future is always ahead of us. My concept for Die Glocke involves every aspect of time, the present, past, and future.

  • Die Glocke's story begins in the present, 1936 Germany, when an alien craft crashes in a remote forest. Soon after, the concepts of time and space are explored.

  • Die Glocke's story begins in the present, 1936 Germany, when an alien craft crashes in a remote forest. Soon after, the concepts of time and space are explored.

  • The Nazis re-engineered extraterrestrial technology. However, they ran out of time to complete Die Glocke as the Allied forces reached Berlin.

  • Now relocated to their secret base in Antarctica, the German scientists resume work. They anticipate having little time before being discovered by U.S. or Russian intelligence; they scramble against time to complete their craft.

  • The mounting evidence of the Nazi plans cannot be ignored. The U.S. military races against time to destroy Die Glocke and the last remaining Nazi outpost preventing the German's from initiating their top-secret mission.

  • Die Glock's ability to travel time brings the Nazis unimaginable power. If they can own time, they will conquer the world. 

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Biography

 

Biography

Stephen Shields recognized his passion for creativity in fine art and visual communications at a young age. Shields expanded his talent into the graphic design and branded communications. He started a creative boutique shop, where he excelled in both the creative and strategic sides of branding. Over his long career, his work has been highlighted in industry publications and awarded for his creativity over one hundred times.

Some years back, Stephen hired a copywriter. The writer bowed-out at the last minute before beginning his work. Stephen wrote the copy. He realized writing was not only fun but an entirely different and formidable aspect of creativity. After completing his first book, Anne Bonny, he immediately started writing his second historical fiction novel, Peak XV. As a duel-timeline story, Peak XV takes place in Ancient Nepal at the birth of Siddhartha (later known as The Buddha). The story follows Siddhartha's early life as the crown prince and heir to his father's throne.

Peak XV is also loosely based on two early Twentieth-century British mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and their infamous Mount Everest expedition. Peak XV weaves together the past and present and how Mallory's expedition inadvertently conjures the dark past and ancient Nepali death curse. Shields used Peak XV's story to author his first screenplay. He is currently pursuing adapting Peak XV to the screen as a six-part limited series.

Taking his creativity further, Shields expanded his latest film concept, "Die Glocke, The Battle For Time."