BQB here. Let’s talk, nerds.
ABOUT THE UNDESIREDVERSE
The year is 2999. Roman Voss, a bounty hunter with an addiction. Alien Jones, a pilot who’d once achieved greatness as second in command of the Known Universe’s greatest democracy, now stripped of his powers and looking for redemption.
Caught in the middle is a mysterious and very confused woman.
Jones’ old boss, the Mighty Potentate, presides over the Rakan Collective, a group of pro-democracy, pro-science, pro-education peace loving aliens who despise war, though they have amassed an unbeatable army to protect what they have from the “undesirables,” the residents of Milky Way, Andromeda, and all points in between, the area referred to by His Potentosity as “garbage planets” or simply, “the Undesiredverse.”
Cast out of paradise and deemed unworthy of the Rakan Collective, Undesiredverseans fight amongst themselves pointlessly, aimlessly and yes, sometimes even hilariously. The religious zealots of Vendros, for example, have been slaughtering each over for a thousand years of a translation error in their holy book that leads the color of the shirt warn by their holy being in question.
But then again, not all of the baddies are funny. The underworld organization known as the Cabal has a hand in every aspect of life, from business to politics, though they are so secretive they do not even acknowledge their own existence.
Meanwhile, many years ago, the Tollusks, a violent, warmongering species, decided to reform their ways and seek peace and prosperity. The Tarazni Clan quickly formed, seized the planet’s nuclear arsenal, took flight, bombed their own planet to smithereens to punish “the infidels” on the way out and have been conquering planets ever since.
In fact, Earth is their latest acquisition. There is an Earth government. The One World Order began when countries decided to cease their petty squabbles in light of the discovery of new alien threats. Alas, anyone who’d of put up resistance to the Tarazni’s Clan’s rule has been either killed, marginalized, ostracized, or paid off. The One World Order that remains is accused by the people of being a government of “collaborators” and “rubber stampers.”
Sourcemind is the first villain that we are introduced to in the story. He is a highly evolved artificial intelligence who was constructed by the humans of Omcoros to oversee automation of all of their world’s systems. Big mistake, as that led to Sourcemind taking control. From his mainframe on the world he’s conquered, he can assimilate any machine that comes in contact with him (or any machine that comes into contact with a machine he’s assimilated.
AND SO IT BEGINS…
Sourcemind, the Cabal, the Tarazni Clan, the One World Order and other degenerates want the woman in Voss and Jones’ care. These three become the most wanted beings in the Undesiredverse and our story becomes a manic dash to safety.
Only the bad guys know why they want the mystery woman. Voss, Jones, and even the woman herself are in the dark.
WHY IS BQB WRITING THIS?
All too often, I stop and start a story. This blog helps me get things finished. Last month, I finished a project. #31ZombieAuthors. It took a lot of work, but because I promised 31 people I’d do it, I got it done.
The story essentially involves a trio’s journey for survival as they are hunted by various baddies. Thus, I basically step into Voss’ shoes and every day, imagine a little bit more about what is happening and what he is up against.
I don’t want to say the story goes in a straight line, but it does. But there are many bumps on that line our heroes must hurdle. But because it essentially begins with Point A (the heroes are in jeopardy and ends with Point B (the heroes are safe) I feel I can write a little bit every day and eventually bring our heroes from jeopardy to safety.
QUOTES ABOUT UNDESIREDVERSE: WANTED
BQB said these things about his story because he couldn’t find anyone else who would:
“It’s like Star Wars with a twist of Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
“Finally, a space opera that can make me laugh, as well as experience mental stress over the fear that characters I’ve grown attached to might be gruesomely murdered at any minute.”
“It doesn’t totally suck.”
BQB NEEDS YOUR HELP
You, the 3.5 readers, are watching me write a first draft. There will be errors in writing, plot, grammar, style, even story. I’ve already identified several.
If you see something that leaves you scratching your head, don’t keep quiet about it. Let me know. You have all been drafted into being my 3.5 beta readers.
I won’t consider you rude for pointing out a faux pas. I’d appreciate it. You won’t be kicked out of the 3.5 readers club. I can’t afford to lose any more readers as it is. You might point out something that I intentionally left iffy because I intend it to turn into a big reveal later but that’s ok. We’re making sausage on this site so I’ll give you a glimpse inside the sausage casing and let you know that a) yes, you pointed out a big goof on my part and thank you or b) I intended that and it’ll be addressed later.
Either way, if you see something off, let me know.
THE FUTURE FOR BQB
My main goal is to get this written, re-written, edited, formatted and published at some point early next year. I don’t have a date set but as early as possible. If I get it up on Amazon before June I’ll be happy.
I have not forgotten about Pop Culture Mysteries. Next year, I hope to launch the Pop Culture Mysteries website which will feature a Season One of Jake’s Mysteries, leading into a Jake novel.
Undesiredverse: Wanted will basically be me teaching myself how to write and self-publish a novel. Pop Culture Mysteries will up the game a bit and from hereon, I hope to publish two books a year.
That’s assuming life agrees with that plan. Come on life. Don’t be a dick.