As I posted over on the Thaumatology blog, I think the next book out after The Lowest Depths of Shame is going to be Reality Hack, primarily because I think it’s the most developed of the irons I have in the fire, but I wanted to share this idea with you because… well it’d be cool if I could get it to work.
I’ve got this vision of a girl alone on a spaceship. We’re talking relatively low-end technology here, not that far into the future. Ion drives, no artificial gravity, long transfer orbits. And we open up seeing our girl strapped into an acceleration couch as her ship cruises through space from one world to the next. She’s busy whiling away the hours doing what she really, really loves doing…
…watching old episodes of Firefly. She thinks Nathan Fillion is so hot. She can repeat every line of every episode, and the movie, with near perfect immitations of the actors, in time with the playback, but sometimes she likes to just watch. And while she can sing along to the theme tune perfectly, she never does, because that theme tune is the reason she’s out there, flying along between the planets.
“You can’t take the sky from me.”
And the problem I have is that while I have a pretty good idea of who this girl is and what she’s like… I have absolutely no plot. I’m considering building her world and doing some shorts because she’s great! We’ll see.
And Keep on Flying.