Saturday, June 27, 2009
Update on Thieves' Honor
In company with some excellent science fiction of the short variety, as well as a few fun serials and more awesome artwork, Episode 8 of Thieves' Honor is now available in Ray Gun Revival, issue 53.
Though no shorter than previous episodes, "Endgame, Part One" is a little more terse, a little less humorous, and more focused on the mission and the action.
Episode 9, "Endgame, Part Two" -- already in the hands of the RGR Overlords -- is much the same as 8, but with perhaps more humor and more detail, so the story has a looser feel as Kristoff and the crew move closer to their goal: get fuel, and rescue Finney. There's still tension, though, and a fair amount of action.
Episode 10 is still being written, doesn't have a title, and may be longer than any other episode to date, though I try to keep them short; thus, the terseness, and the pared-down details. However, I want to keep the humor. After all, we humans can always find something to buoy the spirit, even in tragedy or trouble.
Minor spoiler: I'm kicking around an idea for later in the story, and it may require the sacrifice of Kristoff's dearest possession: his ship, the Martina Vega. She's a tough old girl, but -- well, I'll say nothing more.