Saturday, April 26, 2008

Switching Gears

Attention. You are now leaving Mennelsohn Space for the Draxian Universe.

...and this blog is about to become active, once more. :)

I'm in the process of getting out of P2PC mode and getting into Draxian mode (again) as I begin major edits on my almost-completed and about to be brutally slashed epic slipstream Sci Fi Fantasy Rom novel (how's that for a genre-bender), Draxis. Not an easy thing to do after spending the last year immersed in the world of Sair, Drea and company.

The Draxian Universe lives by different rules, and must I.

Draxis is not about ships and flying about the universe. Though it does have an array of futuristic vessels and one very unique starship, these aren't essential to plot development and are more backstory than environment. Where P2PC centers on the passengers and crew of a particular spacefreighter (a not-so-mundane cargo ship with a startling secret) and its role in a monumental struggle the MCs are embroiled in, Draxis is about the two MCs coming to terms with their differences, and the ship(s) are merely a form of transportation.

Draxis is about a culture shaped by ancient laws and taboos--a culture one of the MCs is expected to embrace, but instead gives it a pretty solid head butt. This stirs controversy that leads to an empire examining its very foundations. In the midst of all the struggle is what I hope will be--like P2PC--a love story that readers will never forget.

Sorry, again, for the somewhat vague teasers, but I must stand by my proclamation: No spoilers! (You may thank me someday when you pick it up to start reading. :) )


Tia Nevitt said...

Thank you for the warnings. I am now strapped down and ready for launch.

Laurie said...

We have liftoff! :)

Thanks for your comment, Tia.

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