Americans In Space: The Concept
What would twelve ordinary Americans give to save American values from extinction?
That's a difficult question to ask, and a much harder to answer. In response to this question, I propose an alternative question: "What happens if you ignite a flame inside a a vacuum?"
That's not a hard question at all. That's just basic science.
Set in the 23rd century in the midst of a species-wide expansion across the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way, Americans In Space is set to be my forthcoming debut novel, told in graphic form, describing the repairing of a lost space station named Perpetual Union, which twelve ordinary Americans are tasked with bringing back online. The twist? Though the future is filled with the hope of technology and ability beyond our wildest dreams, our twelve Americans are a little bit less so, each of them finding their archetypes in the doldrums of the 20th century, where change was inevitable and revolution was the name of the game.
A soldier is skilled at weapons and technology, finding his origins in Bubba from Forrest Gump. A filmmaker is an idiot abroad, finding his source from documentary films of the 1990's and 2000's. And Ted Turner returns for one last gasp as the world's heroic leader of said intergalactic revolution, only to discover his multi-quazillion dollar enterprise on the verge of collapse by the opening of the story. How can anyone save themselves from a disaster such as this? That's my leading question, and the only question worth answering in todays tectonically rifted world.
Americans in Space has no release date yet, but I expect to be querying the final draft by the end of this year. In the meantime, take a look at these character and environment concepts for the novel, generated using DALL-E, Starry AI, and the Midjourney Beta.
Yes I'm hiring real artists, but for now here's what I'm willing to share with the world.