Saturday, January 20, 2018

Iridescent Sphere - 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 the beginning of my WIP, 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 accepts exile on a dangerous 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 perceive few advantages to an alliance. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?


As they entered, Major Tarlick glanced around, and gave a quick nod of recognition. Gesturing at the screen, he offered an unnecessary explanation, “Unidentified object on the starboard perimeter. Tech Wong is transmitting the image to Earth.”
The statuesque Dr. Andersen stopped at the rear of the room where her height allowed her to see easily over the heads of the people in the front. At ten centimeters shorter, Nikki pushed to the front of the awed group and peered out. Instead of the usual view of dark water rippling over red bedrock, and fat seaslugs feeding on mounds of microbes, a sphere the size of a house hovered on the left of the screen beyond the dome of the Greenery. Transfixed by the sight of the shimmering sphere, she froze. The iridescent surface of the sphere resembled the surface of Kiron’s bubble shelter. A shiver of excitement raced through her.
“It’s the Warrish,” she cried

 Europa

Book 1, Europa, is available at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N  GooglePlay


My series Atrapako on Eden is now available at several retailers. 

 Lady

Reviewer’s apt description - “A sassy human female and an arrogant, scaled alien spaceship Captain collide. What could possibly go wrong? Or go right?”


 Dragons

Rescue mission to hostile planet of scaly aliens

 

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34 comments:

  1. That's going to increase the tension. An intriguing snippet! :)

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    1. Nikki is certainly eager to see Kiron again. But...

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  2. Ooh, I wonder if this will turn out as she expects?

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  3. I love your descriptive words in this snippet. Original and they create great visuals.

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  4. Terrific description of the entire scene, very engrossing to read....great snippet!

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  5. I love how your snippets always feel like pure sci-fi! :D

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  6. She's excited now... but it can't necessarily be as good as she hopes, can it?

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  7. An exciting encounter, full of unknowns!

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    1. The local fauna I mentioned are not so different from ours. The Warrish are a different matter.

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  8. Pulls you right in, Aurora! Is it too soon for her to hope . . .?

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  9. Good description and tension.

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  10. I love your world building - blending familiar Terran aquatic types with more alien beings. Great snipet.

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  11. I hope this goes as well as she seems to expect, but I don't think it will. Your description of the sea slugs. Saying they were fat made me shiver.

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    1. Oh good. Of course, little will go as might be expected.

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  12. It was easy to visualize, Aurora. I'm reading book one right now. :-)

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  13. While reading this, I was also watching the scientists first entry into the alien spaceship in "Arrival." The book and the movie complemented each other perfectly.

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    1. I haven't seen that movie, but there are few truly original ideas. It is our execution and perhaps special twists make our stories unique.

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  14. Somehow, I think she's not going to be so happy once she knows who is in that sphere.

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    1. I hope that will not detract from your enjoyment of the snippets.

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  15. Great snippet. I liked the descriptions.

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  16. Great imagery. Puts you right there in the scene.

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