Of BEAUTIES AND BEASTS
A 90,000 word science fiction novel puts a twist on the themes of generational space ship travel and what humans find.
proposed series centered around viggo dayne, REMINISCENT of 1950's noir genre set in a near utopian future.
Alien Nation meets Downton Abby when Earth’s survivors reach a new, socially, politically divided world. Diagnosed with Asperger’s during the voyage, modest human Adari and well–to–do Yedat Tamglis form a bond amid evidence he’s discovered about another pending war. The knowledge may stop it or shatter their world. Either may come at the price of their unique attachment.
Two centuries after a neutron star destroys the Earth, 800 survivors reach Epsilon Eridani. They discover Canyeda, inhabited by the Yedat. Technologically behind, they are on the verge of television, electrical–mechanical computers and the concept of space travel (think late 1930s minus the Depression). Radio is a well–established technology. Years prior, a global war ended in an uneasy peace (imagine World War 2 ending with no winner; the US, England, Nazi Germany, Soviet Union and Imperial Japan coexisting). “Aliens” from another planet only complicate things...
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“People are still dirtbags," Licia hissed. "They just became socially conscious dirtbags.”
Viggo Dayne lives in a world where the air and water are clean. No one leaves a carbon footprint. The basics of life provided for.
Life and society changed. People didn’t.
Discovering and old friend died helping a street urchin find her sister, Dayne picks up the trail. Along the way, he runs the gambit of their world: Greed where there is no want. Injustice where there is no crime. Longing where there is no limit to self gratification. When he delves into the world of AI, not only does he find her, but secrets people kill for.
As a man for hire —dwelling among the underbelly of humanity, where money is still king and everything still has a price— he thought he saw it all.
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