“Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. …Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking about.”
A lot of people will tell you how to write a great sci-fi novel in 5/7/or 12 EASY steps. I don’t know how to write in easy or ‘complicated’ steps, because I don’t have:
- an idea
- a situation
- ego (okay…maybe this one, haha)
- time to actually write it
But here you can read my blurb ( or pitch ) for a sci-fi story I’m planning to write and post on this blog during 2019:
After humanity had been wiped off from Earth by an unexpected gamma X-ray, people built their lives on Mars, inside of the colony they call “Netericus.” There were 1,700 original survivors.
With time, modern technology divided the new colony into ‘primitive’ and ‘advanced’ humans. Any part of the body could now be replaced by non-organic material. The soul lost power over the body, making death a fun experience.
“Netericus” has 19,347 strict and 6,980 flexible rules. Loneliness is spreading between members of the community. The list of rules grows, as does the fear.
A team of scientists finally makes a long-awaited breakthrough about the location of the Pearl, the 9th planet. A hope to start a new life and to finally be able to breathe outside awakes in many hearts again.
Pain Berchpull, a former pilot and one of ‘the primitive’ has been sent on a mission—to the enigmatic Pearl. Her team has been in the most dangerous and scariest places in the Galaxy, and they have done things that would make your skin crawl, but the arrival on the Pearl is the beginning of The End.
And no mercy.
Pain Berchpull is thrown into a hydrous (aquatic) land where ‘pain’ is not the name.
x x x
What is The Pearl?
The land of devotion and acceptance?
Or the land of suffering and violence?
The answers are in the chapters of my new story.
The first chapter of “The Pearl Territory” was born a month ago. I re-edited it (up to 1000 words) – Chapter 1 /private journal/. I’ll post chapter a week (mix of “journal-logs” and dialogue-scenes).
I’m also going to review the book of a fellow blogger and writer Jina S Bazzar, “Heir Of Ashes”. I’m planning to post my review next week.
The tale “Discovery”, 18+ is on the way. Hopefully will be posted Friday evening.
So what are you up to?
Hugs from Ray (do NOT forget who I really am, haha).