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I've been writing stories and drawing characters in the Liminal Universe since 2001. You can read more of them in: Hoshi and the Red City Circuit - Due to their unique neurology, only the enslaved Operator caste can program the quantum computers that run 26th century Red City. When three of the caste are ritually murdered, it’s up to private investigator Hoshi Archer—herself a recently liberated Operator—to help the police solve the case. Things get complicated when one of the victims turns out to be Hoshi’s ex-girlfriend, power-hungry bureaucrats and old rivals stir up new problems, and an immortal, amoral alien may even be involved. To unwind the plot to take over the city, Hoshi must decipher a deadly computer program and learn to communicate with the alien, before it’s too late for the next victim—and the city. Spoon Knife 3: Incursions, a neuroqueer anthology, includes my short story "Heat Producing Entities" featuring Dragon (with appearances by Djen and Muse) . You can find more information about me and my "other life" as a scientist at doraraymaker.com.

Two Years Later…

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I have to accept that this as an experimental sandbox for exploring new ways of storytelling.

I have a new novel coming out soon, which includes some of the characters from these stories 25 years later. In prep for that, idling while we sit through the supply chain problems that are significantly affecting physical book production, I reworked the introductory episode. These pages give a history of the Liminal Universe, told through Djen Pathfinder, who knows a lot more about current events with the élans than most of inhabited space.

I added character and motivation (but why is Djen giving Caran a history lesson?), and made some tweaks and updates to the older graphics, and updated the text to be more in Djen’s voice. (Yes, I am in the midst of writing the sequel to the book that’s about to come out, and Djen is a POV character in that one so I’m all inside her Voice atm.)

When I went to upload the updates, I discovered my plugins had aged and I needed to rebuild parts of the site, and, well, that just means I’ll be updating the rest of what was there.

Once upon a time I had glorious plans to create a mainstream-style web comic that would update weekly. But, now, I’m making peace with the fact that I get creatively bored very easily and am continuously learning new ways to tell stories, and this project is going to reflect that. It’s a feature 😉

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