Fantasy adventure in space featuring space dragons

Created about 2 years ago by AC Baldwin with 3 comments
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Auk word icon Charles Gull · Author · added over 1 year ago
We keep bumping into all sorts of ’ugly buglies’ in science fiction romps. Why can’t a few of them be ’dragonesque’? My current book project(starting with ’https://www.inkshares.com/books/traakenholt’) involves dragons both in a ’less well’ developed human civilisation and culture and also in a high-tech future. However, it is a cyclic story that is actually going to loop back on itself across thousands of years. I could have started at any point around the circle but chose the low-tech segment as I thought it would be easier for readers to buy into it and then grow with the concept as the story un-folds.
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
Mine has a bit of that in it too. At least it’s in the world building. Unfortunately, it won’t really come out in the story until later,in the third book most likely. Part of the problem for me is that medieval times people tended to not know or care much about things beyond the nearest big town, much less beyond the stars. So I have to dribble hints of it in the folklore and legends.
If I reversed it and had the story from the space people’s point of view it would all spill out quickly, but not seem nearly as intriguing. Plus using science to explain magic takes a bit of the fun away.
Author.photo crop light AC Baldwin · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 2 likes
My latest project, currently part of the Nerdist space opera contest, is less about treading the ground between sci-fi and fantasy, and more about blasting through it. Why can’t the unlikely adventuring party happen to be in a space ship? Any support would be welcome!

https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-traveller-s-cup