What if we established ourselves out there and discovered that we are the smallest and weakest civilization there is?
What if we colonized alongside two giant empires hell bent on destroying each other?
What if we had something on one of our worlds that would tip the balance in favor of one side or the other and enable one empire to dominate the galaxy.
All of it.
What if both sides knew?
That’s the situation in The Khekarian Threat, book One in the Khekarian series.
That sounds like a great idea. I mean why would we be the strongest. We can’t even leave our area of space. No light travel. I mean I would not categorize us as a superior species if another one had that and much more in their technology.
Agreed. The other civilizations are ancient, and while we’re on our way (in the story), we are no match for them. It’s been great fun writing this series, these characters and their worlds have rather taken over my life. 😀
ha that sounds like fun. I am just starting so I don’t have any long stories like what you’re working on. But I find writing to be so much fun. And making up things that didn’t exist but felt real in your mind. It feels so liberating. Anyway i love to hear about you journey across space in the writing. You make a lot of good science fiction points.
Thank you heaps for that! I hugely appreciate it. 😀 I’m so glad you are having fun writing – sounds like it’s in your blood and there to stay. Having fun is one of the great things about it. I do think writers have a greater adventure than readers do, purely because they can see all the options (or most) before them and get to pick and choose they way they want to go.
Keep writing! Don’t ever give up! 😀
This is a very standard premise. What do you do differently?
The empires and the war between them form the backdrop to book One in the series, while the story itself focuses on Aleisha, a young woman brought into the team for her undeveloped skill as a psychic, and her determination to free herself from the savage, murdering, exiled Khekarian Prince seeking a return to power.
Aleisha’s strength isn’t clairvoyance, it’s clairsentience – feeling, touch, death – she experiences the traumas of others, so while she might get glimpses, she’s really not the sort of psychic Sturn wants.
Sturn’s bid is to capture an alien-native specimen so he can bargain his way back into the Khekarian Imperial Court. He doesn’t much care what sort of psychic Aleisha is, and anyway, Stephen, the team’s leader, has already sold her to him.
A newly colonized world is almost lawless, a shocking thing for Aleisha to learn the hard way.
Differences? A few. One of them is that the alien-native is multidimensional. That’s what gives the species an edge. That’s also why the Terrans don’t officially recognize their existence. However, the Khekarians, the aggressors in the war, are quick to recognize their potential. So do the Chiddran, from the other side of the war, who have already established themselves on the planet alongside the Terrans, in harmony, also seeking contact.
Another difference is that I expand on the use of teleport realistically, using it in medicine and surgery, in policing, trapping and even as a tether. That’s why Aleisha cannot simply run away. On a civic level, just how do you prevent shoplifting by teleport? This, to my knowledge, has never been tackled (or even mentioned). I tackle it.
I’ve been posting different aspects of the story so that people can get a feel for what it’s about without me running on for pages. And this comment is longer than my post. Oops! Cheers! 😀