At first they were only three. A brilliant starship designer, haunted by the death of his loved ones. A spiritual leader whose faith could transform mankind ... or destroy it. A precocious acrobat girl, looking for a new family of her own.
Then came others. An entertainer and playboy whose dissolute lifestyle conceals unexpected ambitions, courtesy of a lover who represents the galaxy's most powerful worlds. And a pair of detectives — one barely human, the other not at all – with orders to enlist all their help solving a crime that threatens civilization.
Together they formed the crew of the ever-evolving spacecraft Vajra. Seven against a universe where the boundaries between matter and mind have been torn down, where one can wield the power of billions ... and where humanity must choose between rebirth or annihilation.
"Nature likes those who give in to her but she loves those who do not"
Image: Hubble Space Telescope
The soundtrack for my space opera, 'Flight Of The Vajra', were it to have a soundtrack.
With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it — music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.
Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.
A discussion of the themes in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and how they are embodied there.
Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.
A rundown of the supporting characters in 'Flight Of The Vajra', and the roles they play.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major players in the cast of Flight Of The Vajra. Now it's time to look at the supporting characters for the story.
An introduction to the roster of characters for 'Flight Of The Vajra', starting with the leads. (Including character art!)
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the general outlines of the story for Flight Of The Vajra, as dictated by its influences. Now it's time to look at the characters who populate the story.
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How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on Flight Of The Vajra. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.
How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.
In the previous installments of this series, I talked about the many-years-long path Flight Of The Vajra took to congeal from several different ideas I had for it. Here, I'm going to talk about some of the other properties and influences that fed into it and shaped it.