On Word Counts and Synopses

Just a quick check-in.  NaNoWriMo is going pretty well so far.  I’m staying slightly ahead of par in terms of words written.  Current word count: 5,623.

But then, we’re still in week one, also known as the easy week…

The novel is called (for now) Sufficiently Advanced, which is a reference to an Arthur C. Clarke quote: “Any sufficiently advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  It’s a subject I’ve broached before on this blog.

Here’s the synopsis I wrote for the novel info page:

The Dulcimer Colony was an experiment in reunification.  Crewed by political dissidents fleeing the newly reorganized planet Earth, they were sent into deep space to try to create a productive life together.  Or so they were told.

Now, a distress signal has been received, sent by one of the artificial intelligence constructs who were the colonists’ stewards.  The deep-space rescue team dispatched to investigate doesn’t know what to expect when they arrive on Dulcimer, and things are quickly revealed to be even stranger than they could have guessed:  Someone or something has altered the colonists’ memories.

The team finds themselves surrounded by a primitive society who believe that their ancestors brought them to this world on a great Ark.  What’s more, they have come to worship the increasingly-malfunctioning artificial intelligence stewards as gods.  

In order to help the colonists, the rescue team will have to expose the dark truth at the heart of the expedition, a secret that others might kill to protect.

Stay tuned for more updates, and maybe even an excerpt or two.  Or twenty.

Thank you for reading.  More to follow.


One Comment Add yours

  1. bobinberea says:

    I am very intrigued! All the best with the project!

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