Tagged: science-fiction

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“The Pearl Territory”, ch 14 – #dialogue

x x x  Pain Berchpull and Boulder Jackobs sit outside under the moon tree eating grapefruits. The moon tree reminds them of a big ash tree, with branches up to the end of the sky. Considering there’s no sky, the branches are shrinking and hanging back, sprouting into the ground around Mara’s Palace. Bou: I haven’t eaten grapefruit in ages! Yummiest fruit ever! Pain: You hate grapefruit. Bou: Yeah, but...

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“The Pearl Territory”, ch 13 – Alexis

Alexis – #privatejournal  Sexual guilt, anxiety, depression… I am free from all of that crap. I left my soul in the respiratory for a year. Do I feel worse than I did before? Damn, no. Everyone who has left their soul at least once knows the drill – the feeling that “you” can never be “I”,” and that your spirit is not a good Samaritan who will fix your problems with...

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“The Pearl Territory”, ch 12 – #dialogue

x x x AXA Bank, the conference room. Flo Kottler: Human beliefs and values play a decisive role in our behavior. Remember, Steve Jobs once said, “We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.” If you win the hearts of your customers – they’ll come back for more. Trotta is smiling. Mr. Welch is scribbling. Flo Kottler: So… what are our last possessions?...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 11 – Ichi

Ichi #privatejournal  Why am I breaking myself into pieces striving to please everybody and pretending I agree with their bullshit? Why am I trying to save these cynical, arrogant and cruel creatures who call themselves “advanced humans?” Am I weak? Am I deluded? I was born in Kyota (Japan) but grew up in Fort Saskatchewan (Canada). I’m the youngest of four children. At the age of 6, I attended Sherritt private school...

“The Pearl Territory”: short summary (chapters 1-9)

Places: Mars (Netericus colony) and Pearl (Kingdom of Mara) Year: 2718 Info: “Netericus” has 19,347 strict and 6,980 flexible rules. Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government...

A good book is more than just a well-written story

The book Dulcinea and The Death Code is ready to see the world. It is not perfect, but it is fun… believe me! The target audience is teens from 12 to 20-years-old and old young adults (maybe you?). I don’t know if this book is good enough for so called “YA” fiction, because I don’t read #youngadult myself. Ouch! 😱  But if you’d like to check out the novel written...

Dare to be – short story #scifi #romance

Time: 2099 Heroes: Kanslan – female (means “feeling” in Swedish) Skrecken – male (means “fear, terror” in Swedish) Djuret – male (means “animal” in Swedish) or Känslan/Skräcken/Djuret Place: Imorgon – city (means “Tomorrow” in Swedish) New words to check: Trunk – bed Jen – a memory pod for uploading thoughts/images Nimbus – radiance around the body Palaver – some kind of council Scanner – installs to scan personal compatibility Ward –...