Adam Vance

is creating Speculative Science Fiction

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This year, I've embarked on a science fiction serial about what the colonization of other worlds might, and should, look like. It's a post-abundance world, in which resources are scarce - no giant battleships or clomp-clomping mecha-soldiers, because those are, well, wasteful. It's a look at war the way it'll look tomorrow, not yesterday - wars fought less with humans and more with technology...you know, the way it looks today.

It's a hopeful look at what colonization could look like, if humanity learns its lessons from all its failed empires - an expansion into other lands that's not about imposing a culture, ruling by force, giving into Kochism and stripping resources to the bone...

It's the product of my research into counterinsurgency doctrine, guerrilla warfare, the use (and misuse) of Special Forces, and artificial intelligence. 

Oh, yeah. And there's lots of action, too. It's a tough galaxy out there. I've published two episodes so far, "Scarcity" and now "Artifice." I'm definitely writing a total of five in the series, and possibly a prequel if the whole thing flies.

This is not the conventional military science fiction story, and while I build this world, I would love some help getting it off the ground. I have a proven track record of finishing projects as "Brad Vance," author of gay romance and erotica, and under my real name, "Orland Outland" as well.

You can read about the genesis of this project, and the research behind it, at http://adamvanceauthor.com

I think the best way to describe this series is to quote its one-star review (that's right) on Amazon from "Scarcity." If this doesn't get you interested in the project, it's not for you...

"Rich are evil, corporations are bad, governments are bad, and religion is the worst. The conspiracy against renewable energies has doomed Earth. End of the world books have to be somewhat bleak, this one pretty much panned everything about the human race. The only good guys are adept at accepting other cultures, and have mixed race (conventions?) names for no rhyme or reason. There were no relationships really discussed, other than a transgender one, so all together the book came off as anti-establishment.

"Technology level seemed weird. Interstellar colonization was possible, but stopping a fire, cleaning up trash, and preventing epidemics are not. A lot of emphasis placed on only one woman capable of running the world. Didn't really like anything about the book, no grammar or spelling mistakes was about its only positive."
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Digital copies of "Scarcity" and "Artifice" (to be released this month) as well as all three future installments.
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My Achilles Heel as a self publisher has always been the marketing side. $2500 would enable me to pay for a "real" web site, hire someone to get my name in front of the science fiction community (I'm a recluse), and generally keep me from having to chuck it all and go back to Cubicle City.
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This year, I've embarked on a science fiction serial about what the colonization of other worlds might, and should, look like. It's a post-abundance world, in which resources are scarce - no giant battleships or clomp-clomping mecha-soldiers, because those are, well, wasteful. It's a look at war the way it'll look tomorrow, not yesterday - wars fought less with humans and more with technology...you know, the way it looks today.

It's a hopeful look at what colonization could look like, if humanity learns its lessons from all its failed empires - an expansion into other lands that's not about imposing a culture, ruling by force, giving into Kochism and stripping resources to the bone...

It's the product of my research into counterinsurgency doctrine, guerrilla warfare, the use (and misuse) of Special Forces, and artificial intelligence. 

Oh, yeah. And there's lots of action, too. It's a tough galaxy out there. I've published two episodes so far, "Scarcity" and now "Artifice." I'm definitely writing a total of five in the series, and possibly a prequel if the whole thing flies.

This is not the conventional military science fiction story, and while I build this world, I would love some help getting it off the ground. I have a proven track record of finishing projects as "Brad Vance," author of gay romance and erotica, and under my real name, "Orland Outland" as well.

You can read about the genesis of this project, and the research behind it, at http://adamvanceauthor.com

I think the best way to describe this series is to quote its one-star review (that's right) on Amazon from "Scarcity." If this doesn't get you interested in the project, it's not for you...

"Rich are evil, corporations are bad, governments are bad, and religion is the worst. The conspiracy against renewable energies has doomed Earth. End of the world books have to be somewhat bleak, this one pretty much panned everything about the human race. The only good guys are adept at accepting other cultures, and have mixed race (conventions?) names for no rhyme or reason. There were no relationships really discussed, other than a transgender one, so all together the book came off as anti-establishment.

"Technology level seemed weird. Interstellar colonization was possible, but stopping a fire, cleaning up trash, and preventing epidemics are not. A lot of emphasis placed on only one woman capable of running the world. Didn't really like anything about the book, no grammar or spelling mistakes was about its only positive."

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Digital copies of "Scarcity" and "Artifice" (to be released this month) as well as all three future installments.
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All titles free forever, including any prequels/sequels