Old Story Ideas – The Star Engine


So, today I’m going to share a few of my old story ideas. Maybe they were stories I started but dropped or lost interest in for whatever reason, or maybe I just never developed them much past the original thought. This one also has some illustrations:


That’s it. It’s a steam engine with a rocket engine at the back.

Okay, there was more to it than that. Around 2009/10 I got into Steampunk and the works of Verne and Wells. So I wanted to do a Victorians-in-space type of thing. I started doing some world building, inventing an Empire – The Silver Republic – but the plot really revolved around a race of genetically engineered slaves, ELFS, grown inside Crystal Eggs on Lepiterra. There were many classes of ELF, but they appear to be willing servants. But they weren’t always, and now it seems their dark queen may return…

So yeah, I started but stopped this as just something wasn’t working for me but I couldn’t put my finger on what. But, attentive readers will realize that several of those elements, such as the ELFs and Crystal Eggs, I have recycled for my current WIP where we see them in the early stages of development and I might yet write set in a far future where they’ve become more widespread.

Well, if you liked that, I did do more pictures of my steam spaceships:

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