Starting tomorrow, 11/1/11, I have decided to participate in the NaNoWriMo competition. It is a competition to write a full novel in thirty days. Wish me well. Below is a synopsis and excerpt from the forthcoming novel. enjoy!
The maiden flight of Earth’s new FTL drive battleship Expedition discovers the abandon Spanner Generation ship Lazarus. On board they find three life forms – two human, one alien. They also uncover a message left by the Admiral in charge of the mission that leads them to believe there is a colony of humans that need to be rescued.
They radio their findings back to earth and head for home. Their trip home is fraught by a battle to destroy the hostile life form let loose on the ship causing deaths onboard. When they make it to earth’s solar system the battle escalates to fevered proportions. Unwittingly they have uncovered a century old secrete that many want kept that way.
In 2300 A.D. Earth launched five generation ships on a mission to save humanity. They’re tasked with journeying to humanities new home world – Zephyr. But it was all an elaborate lie. After the ships have left the solar system, someone worked really hard to make sure the crew and the mission were completely removed from human history and memory. They were successful for a century, but now Humanity wants to know what happened to its brethren.
The knowledge that Zephyrusians are descended from Earthlings is a long forgotten memory. The four Spanner Generation ships that made it through three hundred years of space travel, and landed on the planet, are nothing more than what they were built to be; City States. After fifteen hundred years inhabiting this new world information has been lost and forgotten. Extremely advance equipment broke down over time and became disused, ultimately forgotten or re-purposed. But deep in the bowels of these city ships – Iviron, Vatopedi, Hilander, Lavra – something long forgotten stirs. It has been awakened by humanities greatest enemy and long thought dead – Fallon – and now it wants to go home.