I’ve been working on book two so much (close to 63,000 words) that I haven’t marketed book one. It’s almost become an obsession to finish book two even though I won’t be able to publish it yet. For the time being, this is how the story develops.
Book one describes the end of the Thelián civilization and its imminent social chaos when facing the end of the world and the possibility of moving to another home planet. For those who like action stories, one of the main character’s a punk girl with a power rifle willing to kick butt.
Book two takes place immediately before part one. It tells all the events that shaped the government (scandals, murder, etc), society (schism, sex, etc) and faith (God, atheism, etc) that I wrote about in part one. It’s somewhat of a criticism of our current global society.
Book three of the Under Thelián Sky trilogy solves the mystery of “the people in the shadows” (a secret group of people with hidden political and social agendas). Ironically, I’m having trouble coming up with ideas on how to develop it. It seems like I created a mystery so big that even I can’t solve it. Why did I start with the end? Well it’s much more fun that way. First you know how the story end. Then find out why.
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So what’s my Christian fiction book “Under the Thelián Sky: Beyond the Great Unknown” about?
The following is the about-the-book given to the publisher and used by some vendors. By the way, some vendors are running promotions so you can get it for $3.99 or less.
The story is about mankind being created by God, not on Earth, but on another planet (Sol Four). When mankind’s native planet started to die due to chemical damage of the atmosphere (breakdown of the ozone layer), a group of humans search for a new planet (Sol Three) and colonize it.
The story is accompanied by a scientific research report written centuries in the future analyzing how humans with the help of “Scientific Faith” were able to survive. This research shows errors of the perception of the events, how humanity evolved from one planet to the other and how faith in God remained almost the same. Within the story I include criticism on society and brief comparison of various faith systems. As such, the story consists of
- the research report at the beginning of each chapter,
- the story including dialog between characters, and
- my opinion and quotes from several sources to support my opinion on several social issues.
This story is science fiction, in which I explore the constant struggle between everyday life and the need for faith especially during emergencies and how this same struggle changes men and women positively. Note that, although this story is a work of fiction and should be taken as such, I want to be as scientifically and theologically correct as possible.
This is something I took from Twitter from a series of five anonymous posts (slightly edited, still uncensored) on the #ididnotreport campaign.
Don’t mind the #ididnotreport hashtag when reading below.
(1/5) when i was 4 or 5 boy, an errand boy who worked for my grandparents and i would play a game now and then. i remember #ididnotreport
(2/5) having his dick pressed against the middle of my ass. i can’t remember if there was penetration. i do remember liking #ididnotreport
(3/5) this game and often finding excuses to be alone with him. since i remember liked this game, was it a form of rape #ididnotreport
(4/5) or sexual abuse? my parents didn’t know. i told my mom about 2 years ago and she was shocked. i won’t ever tell my #ididnotreport
(5/5) father who already thought of me being gay several times. only five people know about this. #ididnotreport
At the end of the day, does anyone care?
Men are also sexually abused.
Here in the west, we only know of one pope — Pope Benedict XVI of the Roman Catholic Church — who I still don’t feel comfortable with.
The east has its own pope (pictured on the right) — Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria — who died last week (17th). Now the Coptic Church has to elect a new pope.
We, Christians, have found many reasons to split even creating two main branches of the Church.