I have just completed the manuscript of my second novel: The Mad Seeder. While I went through the effort to self-publish my first book Fortune Underfoot, I’m afraid I don’t have the resources to do the same for this one. This time around I’m just going to upload the book, free of charge, in parts on this blog.
My first book was my take on the post-apocalyptic genre. The Mad Seeder is my take on the space opera. My main idea was to create a universe filled with humans so diverse that you don’t even notice the lack of aliens. As the plot came together in my head I eventually decided I wanted the book to have a central message about family: specifically, how a non-traditional family can be just as good, or sometimes better, than a traditional one based on religion, marriage, and a male head of the household.
If I had brought this book to paperback, the blurb on the back would look something like this:
Dana Rudolph is a talented, successful, miserable man with a hole in his mind big enough to drive a boat through. His boredom and frustration with the drudgery of his celebrity life is probably why he went out of his way to investigate a suspicious man carrying a taboo ranged weapon of old. In no time at all he finds himself hopping across the galaxy defending his new friends, an Amazon woman, a little green man, and a strange jewel from the heart of a supercomputer, from the forces of a man who would call himself messiah.
If this sounds interesting to you at all, I’ll be posting the first part tomorrow. I encourage you to give it a shot and tell me what you think!