TOC Complete

As a little task for the free online version, I did the final update on the Table of Contents for Greater Beyond (on the popdown menu at the very top, scroll up). Now all 151 sections are linked. 151 rum is an ingredient in a drink called the Molotov Cocktail – could this really be that incendiary? Haha, ha ha. Incendiary is in the eye of the agitator and the agitated. This story is of those times, in that place, in that universe. I wrote it as though this is simply the way things went, regardless of our opinions of events in another universe. Yet, 151 it is.

Norwescon 45 Schedule!

And for the first event I get to do after completing my trilogy, the home city SFF convention that’s featured me as a pro since five years ago, and given me some of my most stacked schedulings. I don’t mind! These conversations are lifeblood! Here’s a whole new set of juicy central topics, starting today.

Norwescon 45 – Between Two Worlds
Eva L. Elasigue


Tips for Writing Space Battles
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 11
Colette Breshears (M), Elliott Kay, Bart Kemper, Eva L. Elasigue


Mirrors and Parallels: Enter the Panel-verse
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 10
Shweta Adhyam (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Dr. Greg Dubos, Caroline M. Yoachim

Managing Parasocial Relationships
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 7 & 8
Sar Surmick (M), Sheye Anne Blaze, Curtis C. Chen, Eva L. Elasigue


Autograph Session 1
10:00am – 11:00am @ Grand 2
P. Djélí Clark, Michael Damian Thomas, Lynne M. Thomas, Grace P. Fong, Nisi Shawl, Benjamin Gorman, Brenda Cooper, Brianna Tibbetts, Carol Berg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Casey Dunn, Curtis C. Chen, D.L. Solum, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Ellis Bray, Eva L. Elasigue, Evan J. Peterson, Frank Morin, Gabe (G.S.) Denning, Gordon B. White, Heather S. Ransom, Jack Skillingstead, Jeff Sturgeon, Joseph Brassey, J.P. Barnett, Julie McGalliard, Kimberly Unger, Marie Bilodeau, Agathon McGeachy, Joseph Malik, Mikko Azul, Nancy Kress, Patrick Swenson, Rhiannon/R.Z. Held, Scott James Magner, Tyrean Martinson, Dr. Greg Dubos, Steven Barnes

Reading: Eva L. Elasigue
3:30pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 3
Eva L. Elasigue (M)

Bringing POC Culture to POP Culture
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Cascade 9
Curtis C. Chen (M), Grace P. Fong, Eva L. Elasigue, Maquel A. Jacob

Worldbuilding Part 3: Intelligence
6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Evergreen 3 & 4
Colette Breshears (M), Sar Surmick, Eva L. Elasigue, Jake McKinzie, Larry Lewis


Once Upon a Different Time
10:00am – 11:00am @ Cascade 5 & 6
Rhiannon/R.Z. Held (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Marie Bilodeau, Carol Berg

Outsourcing for Independent Writers
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 7 & 8
Maquel A. Jacob (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Elliott Kay, Jessie Kwak

Race in the Far Future
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Cascade 10
Maquel A. Jacob (M), Eva L. Elasigue, Benjamin Gorman

What Happens Next?

For Bones of Starlight, the story has concluded. There will still be some work around it – Book 3: Greater Beyond can reach its hardcover print form; I have promised an Appendix of peoples & places to accompany the trilogy, which can come in its own volume; it can also be part of an omnibus. I’ll still be recording Bones of Starlight progress for at least through this year. Will I still be posting twice a week? Maybe not. I could free up my structure here, so we’ll see. I did just take the Tuesdays & Fridays line off the header.

For the characters, maybe you can write a story about what happens next, if you can’t quite let them go.

My own doings, and work on other stories, may be hosted on my author site

Thanks for joining in when you did – it was to you, the anonymous hypothetical reader, that I held myself most accountable. It was the possibility of your expectation, your desire for a story, that kept me dedicated all the way to the very end. The serialization rescued the project from loss of draft through theft or damage once for sure, if not more. The whole time, slow or fluid, it was there to show anyone who cared to check that I was writing all the time.

A special thanks to Creative Commons, the organization whose work on creator’s licensing rights gave me the tailor-made legal codes I wished for long ago, which served to make me feel more comfortable sharing my hard work online.

Hey, I got this done on the Tolkien Ten-Year Trilogy Timeline (Lord of the Rings).
It’s also 50 years now since he died in 1973.
Writers Wanted, Dead or Alive.
Cheers to us.

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The delicate flowers atop the mountain
swaying under the sunlit breeze

Commerce and activity of a civilization
buzzing at the frequency of commonality

The sparkling river speaks its motion
mystically winding and exuberantly flowing

Another day at the public house, opening up
to the unknown callers of fortune and circumstance

The raising of mighty voices in hope and resilience,
holding each other through the worst for a new day

Warmth of an invitation, sharing presence
in relaxation, enjoying a fine home together

The waves call their lovers, profound
depths echoing with life, wisdom, and adventure

Bucolic contentment through hard work
growing and making to share and enjoy

Haven of the outer reaches, perspective
and distance as a refuge for healing

Elevated inner sanctums comtemplating
their perpetuity as ever, the cooperative edifice

The youth seeking their best potential,
at home or away, decisions weighty and enticing

Lush gardens in bloom, the rambling
affections of their tenders in gentleness

A sky unlike any other, seen from the
firm ground, the greatness of being.