What I Write

I write sci­ence fic­tion. I mix epic tales with hard sci­ence (I stick some­where between Firm and Very Hard Sci­ence Fic­tion accord­ing to this scale). I write about advanced soci­eties and soci­eties that bare­ly evolved in tech­no­log­i­cal sense. Though I’ve writ­ten about humanoid aliens (being so because of rea­sons that do NOT involve being relat­ed to humans in any way), I’ve nev­er had a human char­ac­ter in my works (nor I’m par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed to write humans for now) but that doesn’t mean my fic­tion­al folks aren’t relat­able. They are.

Char­ac­ters are my main focus. My sto­ries are char­ac­ter-dri­ven. Every­thing in my books is dis­tilled through char­ac­ter. Some­times this requires a slow­er pace of sto­ries.

I like to exper­i­ment with forms and my first two nov­els are writ­ten in ser­i­al form. They are com­plet­ed and released in full sets. I avoid pub­lish­ing install­ments, espe­cial­ly if the ser­i­al is incom­plete.

My writ­ing style is sim­ple, most­ly due to the fact that Eng­lish is not my first lan­guage. Also, I like to keep it sim­ple. I believe com­plex ideas should be com­mu­ni­cat­ed using the clear­est and eas­i­est lan­guage pos­si­ble to bring them to the read­ers.

I write both ‘fam­i­ly-friend­ly’ fic­tion (e.g. the word fuck may be used no more than once per 100k words) AND explic­it­ly graph­ic kind. Falaha’s Jour­ney: A Spacegirl’s Account in Three Move­ments is the exam­ple of the for­mer, and Falaha’s Jour­ney Into Plea­sure is the exam­ple of the lat­ter.

When the sto­ry demands it, I don’t shy away from delv­ing into the erot­ic. So if I must write a sex scene, be sure I will go full force with that one. Like with any oth­er scene that requires inten­si­ty. Will my fic­tion become erot­i­ca then? No. I don’t write sex for the sake of sex and it doesn’t dri­ve my plot to fit a cer­tain set of gen­res. It’s quite the oth­er way around: my plot dri­ves the sex between peo­ple. (And hon­est­ly, it piss­es me off that I must pigeon­hole it into erot­ic romance cat­e­go­ry just because the stores need to cat­e­go­rize it in some way, and putting it into erot­i­ca sec­tion is even worse. I don’t write erot­i­ca nor I write romance. The name of the genre implies read­er expec­ta­tions. But there’s no for­mu­la to deliv­er.) What is it then? Adult sci­ence fic­tion. Sexy space opera. Epic alien his­tor­i­cals. Rela­tion­ships between peo­ple that are a part of a vast world and with many oth­er things to do besides romanc­ing each oth­er. Any­thing BUT erot­ic romance or roman­tic erot­i­ca.

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