One of my favorite forms of recreational reading has always been science fiction––particularly those authors who excel at world building. From my perspective, authors like William Gibson, Anne McCaffrey’s Pern, C. J. Cherryh’s, Frank Herbert, and Ursula Le Guin’s are doing something almost identical to what I do as the author of historical fiction. And as a result, in the fall of 2015, I joined a group of authors who set out to create an innovative science fiction series–we called the Paradisi Chronicles.
We were interested in seeing what would happen if a group of independent authors worked together collaboratively to write in a shared universe. So we worked for nearly a year to create a new world called New Eden located in the Paradisi System of the Andromeda Galaxy. We shared ideas, hammered out a backstory, drew maps, adapted technology, designed cities, and invented new species. Then we wrote stories about the people and places of this new world we’d created. We wrote in different styles, in different genres, and in different forms, and we had so much fun we have opened up this world to any other author who would like to write their own stories and add to the Paradisi Chronicles canon.
Here is the brief introduction to the Paradisi Chronicles.
In the last decades of the twenty-first century, ten families seeking to escape an increasingly devastated Earth focus their power and wealth on constructing spaceships that will allow a select few to leave Earth and colonize the world they call New Eden. Here, on their new home in the Paradisi System, these Founding Families hope to avoid the environmental and political disasters that were destroying Earth. But they find that the world they claim for their own is already inhabited, and the Ddaerans, although human in their appearance, possess abilities that the Founders and their descendants find both intriguing and frightening …
More information about the Paradisi Chronicles and the books written in this series (whether you are a reader or an author who might want to write in this world) can be found HERE. Or if you would like to get notifications when new works are published or are promoted, please sign up for the Paradisi Chronicles Newsletter HERE.
The following are the works I have written in this world so far, click on the covers to get books descriptions and how to buy.