Why Did I Write This Book?
Like several of my stories, Farewell Andromeda started with the remnant of a dream, just a lingering impression of something that had been running amok in my subconscious while I slept. I awoke with enough crumbs of that head-movie to apply a liberal “What if…” and tossed it to my muse for a little R&D.
The general premise: A Man, a Woman and a Remote Space Station. The idea soon blossomed into a 17,000 word, 60 page novelette that presents a twisty Science Fiction Romance while laying out a few clues about the upcoming series.
A Remote Space Station
Let’s start with the remote space station part, because Andromeda Station is a character all its own. Somewhere in the mulling process my muse sent me an urgent memo. Holy nebulas! This wasn’t just any old space station…I already knew the old girl well.
Set on the extreme outer fringes of the Milky Way, the aging structure had been repurposed as a deep space outpost, science lab and observatory for the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. The reasons why Andromeda Station was built two centuries before is touched on in the novelette, but expanded on in the first novel of the series, Inherit the Stars.
Now I have to ‘fess up to being a bit of an Andromeda groupie which originally gave me the inspiration for placing the station in such a far-flung locale. While doing the research for the story, I wrote a blog article called A Trillion Stars Coming at You. It turns out I must be one of a legion of fans in the Andromeda Fan Club because the blog has been read over 34,000 times.
The heroine is Captain Tiharra Bell, a DEDspace pilot. DEDspace is slang for the Dark Energy Dimension–a shortcut through time and space. Advanced technology allows specialized DEDships to span mind-blowing distances that would take ships in normal space generations to navigate. For the pilot it’s a painful, mind-altering experience, and it takes a special type to join the ranks of these deep space skippers. Tiharra can handle DEDspace just fine, but she’s struggling to overcome an unexpected change of course in her personal life.
Dr. Dante “Donner” Dane is a famous astronomer who lives and works on Andromeda Station. He’s single, handsome, available…and exactly the kind of man the heroine can’t afford to get entangled with, not in her current state of emotional upheaval. A chance encounter shortly after arrival on the station has her throwing her engines into full reverse. She is dead set against getting involved with the charming but assertive science celebrity. But Dr. Dane has a tragic secret and a random meeting the next morning changes everything…
Farewell Andromeda offers a twisty romance delivered SFR-style, while also introducing the universe of the upcoming Inherited Stars Series from a future perspective. As the series progresses, some of the clues revealed in Farewell Andromeda will help readers connect the dots on the history and forging of destinies within the series.
Laurie A. Green is a three-time RWA® Golden Heart® finalist and science fiction romance enthusiast who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers, which now totals over 500 members.
Her extended family includes her husband, David, four dogs, three cats and several horses, all who reside on a ranch in beautiful New Mexico. When she’s not writing, networking, or searching out the perfect cup of Starbucks, she’s usually busy exercising her left brain as a military budget director. Website [ | Facebook [ | Twitter | Blog Buy Farewell Andromeda @ Amazon
Laurie is also an awesome author and I hope you’ll check out Farewell Andromeda. While you’re thinking about it…have you had ideas come to you in a dream? Something that solved a problem or launched a series? Recently most of my dreams have been “not ready for prime time.” LOL Show Laurie some comment love and your comments will be entered in my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). A winner is announced the first blog post of the new month.