Saturday, February 17, 2018

Planetary gravity - Snippet from RISHALT for #WeWriWa #SciFiRom



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

I’m posting snippets from Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on the submarine Galileo Station on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.

Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space

Draft Blurb
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he endures a perilous exile on a wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the aliens’ interstellar technology, while Warrish dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?

The aliens’ strange sphere appeared in the ocean outside the submarine station. Nikki and two colleagues entered and spoke to the Warrish. 
You can read last week’s snippet here –
The final line was: None had red hair; Kiron was missing.
Due to the concern voiced about Kiron, I’m skipping the rest of the chapter where the aliens hand over a message cylinder for the leaders of Earthers. Chapter 2 gives Kiron’s perspective.

Kiron stepped out of the Qtrans into the atrium of the major spaceport on Rishalt. Planetary gravity hit him like a physical blow. Inhaling the humid, oxygen-rich atmosphere, he gave thanks for the ameliorating effect of grav-ease.
Orderly lines of people waited for the next ship, fresh troops bound for the battlefield, excited youngsters on an educational trip, and sober merchants. The crowd filled him with unease, eliciting spikes of alarm along his tense nerves. He had not been in a room with more than a dozen people during his four years as a Watcher. Before he had taken three paces toward the exit, a stout official accosted him.
Bowing with the exact degree of respect due to a younger son, he said, “Brin Arqin Ramis, let me be the first to offer a welcome to your home. Permit me to guide you to the greeting chamber where your esteemed family awaits your presence.”

 Rishalt

Rishalt is available for pre-order
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.


 Europa

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26 comments:

  1. The poor man seems uncomfortable. I hope things get better for him soon. Great snippet.

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  2. Kiron doesn't seem like he's adjusting well. Though I think dealing with a change in gravity would hit anyone hard. Nice snippet!

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    1. The aliens have a special drink to ease the effect of high gravity. And, he's not happy. He didn't want to leave Europa, but he cannot refuse his parents' summons.

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  3. Nice description of the scene without too much detail before the next action happens. I can easily imagine he'd be feeling overwhelmed roight now!

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    1. Yes, and of course, it's going to get worse once he hears from his parents.

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  4. I could sense his unease. Great imagery.

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  5. Officious people give me the heebie jeebies too. Great snippet, Aurora.

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  6. Home sweet home? I'm thinking not. Nice descriptions, Aurora.

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  7. You revealed more than I expected. Good job.

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  8. This is excellent! I felt like I was there in that spaceport.

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  9. Great descriptive scene, I could really empathise with his unease.

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    1. Good - I'm glad it give the right impression.

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  10. The guy who met him sounds like a jerk. I wonder if his family will be the same.

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  11. It's easy to see how having spent so much time with just a few people around would make him uneasy in crowds. It'd be surprising if he weren't.

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    1. Yes and of course, he doesn't want to be there.

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  12. I love world-building and you're doing a marvelous job. Nice snippet.

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    1. Thank you. I agree - it's fun to create new worlds.

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