Nine years after first contact with alien life, humanity faces annihilation. Our leaders have capitulated to the aliens. Weapons and other means of rebellion have been confiscated. National defense forces have been demilitarized. Humans are watched and scanned in order to ensure compliance that “preserves order” and “protects” their safety. The aliens have set up puppet governments run by humans to keep this order and purge resistance. This is the world of Captive State, a harrowing take on the sci-fi alien-invasion genre that shows what sorts of oppression and tyranny could await us when visitors from other worlds come with bad intentions.