Doug Weldon, author of INDRAVATI and other sci-fi adventure stories available on Amazon in print and Kindle ebook

Indravati is similar to books like Star Trek and books like Firefly.

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Doug Weldon,
artist and author.

Writing science fiction because I believe dreams can be made reality.
I believe in a better future.

Ignite starship engines, a fine cigar, your sense of wonder. INDRAVATI and other sci-fi adventure stories available on Amazon in print and Kindle ebook

My works are those of character driven soft-science and space opera. Enjoy a novel full of space freighters, colonies on distant worlds, and alien encounters.

Too many novels today are set in dystopian futures. I have the feeling things will turn out for the better, and this is reflected in my work. I’ve tried to create a universe in which people can see themselves, a universe where you would want to live, filled with characters you would want to sit down and have beer with. If this appeals to you, take a look at my novel Indravati on Amazon.

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A recent entry from my blog, AmWritingSciFi

I am preparing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a 30 day challenge to write a 50K word novella. It’s too short a time to write anything good, nothing more than a first draft, but I suppose agents and publishers will want to know that I can crank out a lot of words under a tight deadline. It can’t hurt.

The story I have in mind is a continuation of a recent sci-fi short story which has not yet been published (or even sent out for consideration). Set in a distant future, it’s an interesting world and I’m not yet done with it; the ramifications of events in the short story need to be told. So now, I’m developing characters and creating an outline to follow multiple sub-plots; a science fiction love story with freedom, oppression … and submarines. All I need is inspiration.

Do you ever look to movies for inspiration? My NaNoWriMo novella will deal with themes of coming of age, loss of innocence, changing times, and of course, love. I re-watched The Big Chill. Got little from it. I re-watched St. Elmo’s Fire. Garbage. I didn’t like it then and I still don’t; none of the characters are likable. I turned to a Tom Stoppard play, one I saw years ago, The Real Thing. Watching videos of interviews with Stoppard and lectures about the play, I made copious notes on the nature of love as ideas came to me; in particular, love in a virtual reality world in conflict with love in the real world. Each of my main characters will have a different take on the nature of love, as well as a different take on the events of the preceding short story and the benevolence of the A.I. controlling their undersea paradise.

NaNoWriMo will be a grueling ordeal, but the story is worth it.

Cover for the science fiction novel, Indravati

A science fiction adventure of the starship Indravati
©2016 Doug Weldon
Available in paperback and Kindle.
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Far from home, Gideon Serrano assumes command of an enormous freighter called Indravati. He will follow orders to return the ship to its home port, but not before he tracks down a murderer. Gideon has almost convinced himself that his cause is just, though finding this elusive criminal may spark an interstellar war.

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