April 22, 2011

Story Idea: Iron Planet

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of a prison planet. I’ve also been itching to write a slam-bang action sword-n-planet adventure story for some time, so here’s my idea.

Illustration from FAKK2 by Simon Bisley

A prison planet out on the distant frontier, run by a totalitarian regime …

The inmates are a mix of hardened criminals, terrorists, and innocents deported there for being political dissidents or undesired minorities …

The planet’s economy runs on drugs and rare minerals, extracted from the earth by slave labor, exchanged for food, drugs and weapons for the exclusive benefit of the gang lords and their henchmen …

Rumors say that beyond the sere wastelands hemming in the wretched Terran settlements lie the sinister remnants of an alien civilization, tempting the ambitious with the promise of super-science powers bordering on sorcery …

And onto this stage strides a mysterious man known only as Pilgrim, a deadly fighter, tortured by unknown inner demons, a dark soul who’s nevertheless an island of humanity amid the violence and chaos of the Iron Planet.

To be written in a style that fuses Brackett’s sci fi-noir fusion and Clint Eastwood Westerns, with Simon Bisley’s art and Mad Max as inspiration.  Let’s see what happens …

3 comments:

  1. I think this is an idea ripe with potential. It hits the right notes at least. ;)

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  2. Okay, looks like I haz a writing assignment ... :) I'll send you guys sneak previews as I go along.

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