Website upgrade in progress

The interior of a Space Habitat. From the Mass Effect space opera video game.
The interior of a Space Habitat. From the Mass Effect space opera video game.

The last few days I’ve been working on a  major update of the Freehauler Alcione website.  The idea is that this site will have a three-fold purpose: as news announcements for my scifi epic in progress, both writing and graphics, as a minipaedia for worldbuilding the Alcione-verse, and as a collection of interlinked essays, comments, opinions, and reviews, on everything to do with science fiction storytelling and mythopoesis.  So I’m currently adding pages behind the scenes, and will also mirror some essays, or parts of the essays, I’ve written for Omni.

Currently I’ve given myself the deadline of to the end of this year to see if I can get the manuscript of the first book in the series, Up the Well, ready by then.  Up the Well is a rather intense Young Adult story that follows the 17 year old Freedai Reynofar as she tries to get off the dystopian city planet of New Old New Yearth and make it into space.  I don’t want to say more because of spoilers and also it’s only half written.  I was originally going to have another book, Madverts, first but decided to go with Freedai’s story instead

In relation to my previous (of 17 to 15 years ago) project Orion’s Arm, the worldbuilding here is going slowly

 

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