by VJ Miller, Sr.
In a previous post I announced my intent to produce a new series of books under the banner of Realms Uncharted Presents; a series of books containing a novella of about 18k to 20k words, published on a semi-monthly basis. There would also be a look ahead to the next book plus other info of interest.
I did not expect there would be a lot of interest in the early stages but I was not expecting there would be no interest at all.
Let’s look at what the first issue offered.
Project Ares takes place in another dimension similar to our own but with its own unique differences. It’s the story of NASA’s first expedition to Mars; an expedition that would never have taken place so soon were it not for a mysterious little man, Artur Jonas who seems to know a lot more than he lets on. Who he is will be made clear once the expedition is on the surface of Mars and the ulterior motives he has in store for its members.
The second issue titled Planet of Statues, is about a desperate mission by space travelers to find a suitable planet to colonize because their own planet has been used up and made more and more inhospitable due to disregard for their planets ability to regenerate itself. The search is a long one because, while the number of planets in the galaxy are numerous, many are disregarded for various reasons. One such planet is a Garden of Eden, lush and overgrown with vibrant foliage. Life in the oceans is full of aquatic life; the land masses contain no sentient life, only insect life. Closer inspection finds and ages old civilization grown over by plant life who have left behind a planet of statues. Questions are numerous and can they find an answer to them.
Issue three titled, Death on Delivery, takes place in the near future somewhere in the Regulus System. A female lies dead on a bed in a sleazy apartment; Detective, Harry Chalk lies unconscious on the floor beside the body. How are these two people connected to each other and what is a Natal-morph? It’s a mystery that has many false trails that eventually lead to an illegal babies for sale trade.
I’d planned to Have the first issues ready to offer on Kindle and later in paperback, but if there isn’t any interest the project will be a futile one.