Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder"

     I lied! This post is not going to be about the nature of the Shshi. Sometime back, I mentioned on Twitter that I was going to try self-publishing an 18,500-word novella called "Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder." (I may end up self-publishing "The Termite Queen," too, but that's a little way off yet.) This piece is nothing like "Termite Queen," although the Professor is Kaitrin Oliva 30 years later, when she is 57. I'm on the cusp of opening up a CreateSpace account and going at it, so I thought I would supply you with a blurb I wrote for the back cover. (It's subject to change.) 

     "In this dark and edgy first-contact story, a team of anthropologists discovers a species of truly bizarre intelligent lifeforms called the Kal. The team consists of the leader, an experienced, highly respected female Professor of Xenoanthropology and Linguistics; a young female biomedical specialist; and a still younger male, an expert in alien artifacts. Each member reacts in a different way to the Kal, leading to a disturbing climax and a conclusion with an unsettling twist of perspective."

     This was the first thing I wrote after I started up again in the year 2000. The inspiration was a bright, beautiful, vivid, but extremely bizarre dream that I had. That dream is really what started my creative processes going.

     Would love comments.

1 comment:

  1. My mistake. As I said, I tend to rush through things, so I thought there would be more here about Monster. Looking forward, though, to more about it.