The sequel to the first World 4 book is out! It’s pretty cool to have two books out there. Honestly, I like the second one better than the first–not only can I make the characters more interesting, there’s more of a complex plot as well. I absolutely LOVE the first, don’t get me wrong. It’s just been so awesome to expand the world I already created.
Something I loved doing was thinking up a futuristic society that blended advanced technology with regular old boring-life stuff. Like the Colonies’ technology. They were able to travel billions of miles, develop sophisticated sensors and engines that let them find planets across the galaxy, and generate all sorts of new gadgets. BUT, they still were “unsophisticated” in terms of things like growing food on board, weapons, and on-planet sensors. Someone asked me once how these people could possibly travel that far and have all sorts of awesome stuff, but not be able to tell if a neighboring Colony was under attack, or if an expedition group wasn’t in the spot they were supposed to be. My answer: because they didn’t have time for that crap.
They did everything they could to get themselves to another planet, which took up almost all of their time and effort. The ships, the engines, the sensors–those were the most important things. Anything else didn’t matter all that much. Hence the reason there were both sophisticated and less-sophisticated things present in the Colonies. Maybe that only makes sense to me, but hey–that’s okay!
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