Well, judging from the direction that activity on this forum has gone (my own included), I can only assume that we're pretty much winding down the brain-storming phase and are ready to move on to actually writing stories set in this world.
I may be acting preemptively and unilaterally in so doing, but I've gone ahead and started writing the origin story for one of my characters, The Spider. The beginning of that story is now published here:
So feel free to peer review it, or tell me if I've jumped the gun. So far there's nothing specifically tying it into the background events detailed here, but that won't last - speak now, or forever hold your peace.
If I can get them done ahead of time, I'll try and email them out for review prior to publishing future continuations of this story; I just really needed something to post today, and this has been calling to me for a while now.11/15/2010 . Edited 11/15/2010 #1
Here's the beginning of an intro story for another possible set of characters, the Sybils.
While prophecy does initially seem to violate the hard sci-fi nature of this setting, it's not that hard to fake when you're
B. have an eidetic memory, and
C. are gifted with a preternatural ability to collate and analyze information. Oh yes, and
D. the ability to put on a good show helps.
How else are a pair of young female geniuses supposed to make their way in the world?12/6/2010 #2
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