The Game of the Gods series is complete and available on Amazon!
As I’m sure everyone saw last week’s blog post that Li’ve will be released next Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. So, why am I writing an update? That’s because the book’s not finished yet.
I have to admit writing the end has been slow. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how the book should end. There are a lot of characters that need an ending and they need to meet it in a fitting way. Also, a lot of questions have to be answered along the way. Like, what happened to Surge or Megan? Questions that have been floating out there since Sarin’s War.
The question I’m answering now is what is Galina’s deal? I mean, I know what it is, but getting it down coherently is hard. She’s got a lot of emotion built up, since Metamorphasis and Undead Enemies, and it doesn’t help that Kita shows up with Sheppard in her group. No, they haven’t been shipped. Sheppard found someone else. But she and Galina have history to put to rest. If you remember, Sheppard has her own baggage she’s been dragging around because of Galina besides their broken relationship.
We’ll see how much Kita feels like talking. Galina has a lot to answer for. Kita’s been very calm throughout the entire trip, even in the face of adversity. I think she’s calming a bit in her old age, but that is relative. She did blow up a ship the size of a Star Destroyer as revenge for being imprisoned. I don’t think Kita will simply blow Galina away. Kita wants her to suffer and will be willing to drop to Galina’s level to do it. Defiance has promised Kita a new Advanced Research Wing so Galina might be the first guest.
But the book doesn’t end there. Pheonix and Kamikaze are still out there and neither left happy with Kita. So, there will be some daughter drama coming. And, the series is entitled Game of the Gods, and gods aren’t done either. So there is more to write. I guess I should get busy.
Today I was digging around and found an old computer game called Black and White. The premise of the game is you’re a fledgling god and you must grow your following. The game allows you to be good or evil and recruit follows via intimidation or benevolence. The gameplay is fun, but that’s not what struck me. The intro video for the game, above, really shaped how I see Kita’s world and our own. The idea of countless universes floating around in a multiverse is an interesting idea. Out of this came the Infinity multiverse room where countless universes are lined up like computers in a server farm all computing away.
The gods themselves are a combination of Jack L. Chalker’s Markovians from his Well World series and the Greek Olympians. In the beginning, the gods are more stoic researchers and engineers running their equations and studying the outcomes. It’s not until Kita joins with Re’drum that the gods begin to take on personalities. The personalities tend to go along with the god’s area of study and they often seek out to join with an equation that personifies them.