Instead, I'm starting on a book project--something I should've started doing a looooong time ago, but only now do I find myself...what, angry? frustrated? tired? whatever-enough to actually do it.
For the nonce, I'm calling it Radspace. That won't be its final title, but it's a place to start, since it's built out of my SFRPG campaign of the same name. If you're conversant with nerd stuff, you can think of it as the love child of Dune, Star Wars, Fading Suns, Traveller and Indiana Jones. Yes, that's 5 parents. I didn't promise you a normal love child.
Expect the following to change, but here's the (very) rough synopsis:
Sendero Chispita Torroja Y Mecano de Azulejos en Verano (or just "Sendero") wants to study the history of Humanity -- she dreams of travelling the galaxy to chart our progress and origins.
But on her 15th birthday, she becomes not only history's student -- but also its defender. As a dangerous ideology rises to power, buoyed by an aging culture in search of easy answers and eager to reattain a former glory that never was, Sendero becomes the one to protect truths long-forgotten -- before they are erased by the new regime.
With two loyal cousins, a legendary starship, an ancient diskette and no one to trust, will Sendero find the lost world that holds the ultimate truth about Humanity before that truth is re-written -- and before civilization destroys itself out of ignorance and pride?
Here are the themes I want to explore in this story:
- Reason vs. Instinct
- Reality vs. Perception
- Progress vs. Stagnation
- Knowledge vs. Belief
- Humans be crazy, alla time, always
I'm goin' in.