That's right. Aliens. Okay, here's the very basic plot for my current novel I have: The year is 2339, and the US has been experimenting with putting colonies on the moon. In the past 3 years, they've put up 15 colonies, each with 7 families and 3 soldiers. But when drilling into the moon to conduct experiments, the scientists discover an alien mineral that, when touched, causes anyone to lose their humanity and gain a raging blood lust. Almost every person in Colony 13 is dead. Just before the President signs off on destroying Colony 13, however, one man convinces him to give him 31 days to get in there, find as many survivors as possible, and get out. He, along with 12 others, is on a mission. So that's my basic plotline. I want it to be a suspense/horror/thriller, but I just can't help but see the similarities between it and the movie Aliens. Things I need to stay away from: - Only one or two characters coming out alive. - Having the characters be there for nothing other than for them to die. - Having the only theme being "action." Etc. Any other tips? :3 Please and thank you.