This writer is looking for an agent.
As you are no doubt aware, I am an author looking to get published. I am attempting to find aid in publishing my book “De Planetae: Wandering the Interweave” a 108,000 word work of speculative science fantasy and historical philosophy.
I currently have only one marketable product, but that is already three completed books deep. There is a second product of an entirely different flavor on a back burner, however.
I am focusing on the publication of the second book of that first series.
That book being: De Planetea: Wandering the Interweave.
This is a complicated story, and a simple one.
Basically, it is the story of a man named William, tasked with saving the world.
Admittedly, he is a “mostly immortal” man, grown mature in the 16th century who recently lost his memories of the last 500 years, and he has access to a power that allows him to cross between universes.
The world he is saving is not our own, But a world created by Charles Dickens when he wrote the story of A Christmas Carol 170 years ago.
The Muses, in their mainline universe, deep in the red sector of the “Wheel of the Now” say that every story creates a universe around itself, with a specific past leading to a unique future. But a renegade faction of the “clean up crew” that disposes of universes that are built upon stories that no one reads anymore has invaded A Christmas Carol and threaten to eradicate it from all of living memory.
William, with the help of two Muses, A Shaman from the Green sector of Nature, and a half breed Mage, recruits an army of Tesseract Knights from the Yellow realms of Order to save the universe created by a Christmas Carol from its rogue destroyers.
Unfortunately, his army is decimated, and he is taken prisoner and tortured to death, several times, because that is what the rogue destroyers do for fun, and food.
Fortunately, there is a parallel story line, and one of William’s fellow prisoners is a minion of Science, the sixth and final of the Archetypes of the Interweave. Science rides in and saves the day, the rogue monsters are either beaten or in retreat and A Christmas Carol is saved.
But really this is all about a man saving the world.
And possibly the danger of being someone who can visit the worlds that are created by stories, and see what they are like years after the THE END, and the dangers of being discovered by the medium who creates those stories.
The golden rule is: never visit a mainline where the original author is still alive and writing, but if you do, DON”T GET NOTICED…or they will own you for the rest of your life.
In structure, this book is, at first, a quick romp detailing the rules of traveling between the myriad mainlines of the Interweave, and then becomes a desperate attempt to prevent the eradication of the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” from all of living memory I call my main group of stories De Planetae, which is a name drawn from the ancient Greek for “the wanderers”. The first book in the series seems to be more of a prequel to me, so I am focusing on trying to publish the second and then see where it goes from there. As stated before, I have completed three books in this series and have begun a fourth simply because I have been enjoying the journey and my universe is too large to fully realize in a single book. My second back burner project Feral is more of a Urban Fantasy / mystery.
Here is a little bit about me.
While I have been writing hard core for more than a decade, I have not sought publication before these works. My education is in the fine arts, primarily sculpture, but my day job has been in robotics since the mid 90’s. I work for a military contractor building bomb squad robots for the police and military around the world.
I am a reasonably intelligent fellow, articulate, but not overly chatty and not afraid of silence. While on occasion I am overly impressed with my own cleverness, those moments are few and far between, but usually funny. Well, to me anyway.
I am also told that I am pleasant to work with, easy to get along with, and fairly open minded when it comes to constructive criticism. I am also more than capable of constructing a logical argument and defending myself against those criticisms, and standing my ground on matters upon which I feel strongly. Nevertheless, I can also recognize and admit when I am wrong.
Most of the time, I am only human after all, and we all have bad days.
I am a great fan of the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. I count among my influences Asimov, Heinlein, Niven, Stasheff, Walter Jon Williams, and Zelazney for a start, but there are also recent authors, Jim Butcher, Diane Duane, Jeff Lindsey, L.K. Hamilton and Jaqueline Carey for example. What can I say? I am a great fan of stories. My favorite story in the world is the one I haven’t read, but I am destined to love. Tiny little snippets of history, poems, good fiction, bad science, sometimes only paragraphs long, at other times pages too short, I love them all, but some fiction of late has become problematic.
So many have logical fallacies, historical inaccuracies or outright lies, and they ruin a story for me. This may be why stories from history seem compelling that fiction, people die, people fail, “the plot does not advance”, but time still moves on. People don’t live in plots, it is only in the recounting of the tale that a plot emerges of its own accord. The hero swoops in and rescues the maiden, but what is he fails? What if the maiden isn’t all that pure or really worth rescuing? What if she isn’t grateful? What is she organized her own kidnapping in the first place?
My stories are all about what if.
What if health, money and death were off the table? How many would kill for what you have? What if every story, no matter how outlandish or”factual” were real somewhere and you could visit them. What would those universes be like? Most important of all, what if the evens in the stories you read happened in real time? Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” happened 170 years ago, what is that world like now? What if time wasn’t a constant and universes didn’t begin at the beginning, but were created somewhere in the middle? This is what “Wandering the Interweave” all is about, finding out.
For more information on me with no strings, a general overview of my works and characters to date can be found on my in process website found at Celticsmith.com.
Have a look. I’ll never know if you do or not, but I sincerely hope that you will consider representing me.
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