Eternally Being Constructed
Written by Helix /DB/
The years since the dawn of this forum have seen the coming of countless, countless stories. Some have been heralded as masterworks by all who read them, others have been hailed by a reserved few, and still others have been threatenned by utter annihilation beneath the scalding sands of time.
Therefore we, the writers, readers and lurkers of the Fourth Relic Boards, do ordain to forge this monument; so that all who have told their tales here shall be forever remembered; so that the efforts of both the renown and the obscure shall not perish from memory; so that the rich and flowing visions we have held and shared may endure, if only in name, for all future generations who shall inherit these forums. To all those who have contributed their poetry and prose to these boards, we hereby dedicate this monument.
The Monument lists all authors who have posted stories or other literary works on these forums, as well as the works and a few words they may have about them. The Monument also includes the dates they were worked on, whether or not they have been completed, and their lengths. It is hoped that the Monument will in some way preserve the effort of those who have posted here and serve as a record for later forum dwellers here of what has been written.
If you yourself have an entry for this thread, PM me and I will place it in your own section here. Similarly, if you want to edit something you put up here, PM me and I will edit it. You may also post in the Subforum: The Monument thread on the Boards, and it will be updated here.
Acolyte of Death
Mindjacker - Started in fall 2002, work in progress. 39,650 words so far, anticipated to be around 200k words when complete. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most depressing dystopia stories I've ever written (and am still writing).
Leftie-Rightie - Written in fall 2002, completed in fall 2002. 4,863 words. Dystopian short-story about the dangers of anarchy and political zealotry.
Pre-Emptive - Written in winter 2002, completed in winter 2002. 2082 words. Dystopian short-story about pre-emptive crime control.
Da, Nyet - Written in summer/early autumn 2001, completed same time. 2309 words. Short fiction about a Russian peasant man...
28th June, 2002
A dark little number from the depths of my imagination. Entered in June's workshop from blu. Written while listening to 'Blues Brothers' theme tune, would you beleive...
Pre-21st May, 2002
The title is Chinese for "refuge form the storm". It's about mercs hired by the cops to take out pirates. Inspired by P'Lang, an old story I wrote many years ago.
A short, dark story
5th April, 2002
As it says on the tin. Something I came up with for the April workshop from blu.
4th May, 2002
"An interesting look at taking a bath" as someone commented. Introspective and reflective, if not pessimistic.
6th April, 2002
More of a descriptive, bleak look at our hopeless future on Earth as humans. (Could have been a poem.)
Pre-20th October, 2001
Winner of the 'Best Ending' Award from the Fiction Awards. 'Nuff said.
In preparation some months prior to 27th September, 2001
Heavily influenced by William Gibson's Neuromancer. Entered in the compo (the first for the Officers Lounge) of that month.
15th January, 2002
About a dying cyborg who is converted into scrap by religious fanatics I imagine to be like Star Wars' Tuscan Raiders.
Le Panthére D'Argent
Hopefully this will be converted into the Forum's very first short story comic strip with the help of others. (It's French for 'Silver Panther'.)
Winner of the 'Best Weapon' Award in the Fiction Awards. Inspired by (and fanfiction for) the sci-fi RPG System Shock 2.
The prologue of a story which might become something more. A woman goes to her homeworld to find it destroyed. Inspired by Iain M. Banks' novels.
Written in script format as a suggestion for a short story comic. It was turned down in favour of Le Panthére D'Argent.
Unknown word length
Renamed bits of the major story that I hope will make enough money for me to live on. Yeah, I'm still writing it... (still bloody planning it).
Covert Hexadecimal Operations
6600 words (approx.)
I'm proud of this one, strangely. Entered in compo 2B. A soldier is assigned to protect a woman and to stop a war. Will he succeed?
There may be even more than this. Looking back, I've certainly been a busy body since I registered here. And all worth it, I think.
Late 2000-middle 2001,
Certainly not my greatest work but my only finished HW piece.
Born And Bred
Middle 2001-still undergoing revision
In my opinion my best work to date and hopefully to be sent off to Analog Sci-Fi soon.
Late 2001 - finished same night
Written for the Short Story Competition even though it sucked badly.
The New War
Early 2002 - still undergoing revision
A work that I really like dsepite its problems and plan to work on.
Written in late 2001 (I think) for the short story competition, where it recieved (somehow) 2nd prize.
I personally still think it has some interesting ideas and structurally is quite fun.
Choosing Sides: Very first attempt at Homeworld fiction, circa 1999; First installment in the Turanic Raiders' saga: Turanic Carrier force must make a tough decision on whose side to fight on in the Gardens of Kadesh. ~10K words
Lucrative Business: (INCOMPLETE) Second installment in the Turanic Raiders' saga; story plays in parallel with events of Homeworld: Cataclysm, where the Turanic Raiders and the Beast collide. Begun roughly 2000.
Angel Squadron: Rallying the Forces: First installment in the legendary Angel Squadron saga! Through the eyes of new recruit Jake Sjet unfolds the first exciting adventure of the elite fighter force! Begun around 1999/2000, approx. 20K words.
Angel Squadron II: Surviving the Onslaught: Second installment in the Angel Squadron series. Jake Sjet, now the leader of Angel Squadron, is forced to combat the most dangerous enemy to Hiigara yet... Begun/ended 2000-2001, approx. 45K words.
Angel Squadron III: Infiltrating the Enemy: (IN PROGRESS) The third installment in the Angel Squadron series. Under the threat of a terrible enemy to the galaxy at large, two members of Angel Squadron must penetrate into the folds of a treacherous mercenary force...Begun 2001, restarted 2003.
To Unbind: (INCOMPLETE) Winner of the 2002 Relic Board Fiction Awards "Best Saga" award. 100 years after the Hiigaran Landfall, an enigmatic and powerful Taiidani warlord emerges attempts to unlock the most coveted secret of all: the power of the Unbound. But he is not the only one interested in its secrets, as the Turanic fleets unite and a rogue Hiigaran Fleet Intelligence officer takes his experiments too far...Begun 2001, so far ~40K words.
Homeworld: The Great Exodus: A feature length, 121-page screenplay adaptation of the Homeworld storyline into a cohesive, cinematic format. Heavily character-driven, with many new characters interacting with old, returning characters (Karan Sjet, Captain Pteer Elson.) Completed January 13, 2002.
Firelance (contributed by Cooker)
U.E.C.V. Frontier: The Complete (and Revised) Trilogy
U.E.C.V. Frontier 351
U.E.C.V. Frontier: The Siren's Call 552
Poll: U.E.C.V. Frontier: The Utopian Asteroid 140
U.E.C.V. Frontier: Return of the Hunters 309
U.E.C.V. Frontier: The Complete (and Revised) Trilogy 242
UECV Frontier: The Ragnar War
UECV Frontier: The Ragnar War 459
total read on all firelance's stories:
Homeworld The Saga: The Protectors
Early 2000 - Early 2002
Started way back in early 2000, Finished in early 2002. This
was a strange story that grew completely on its own, I had fun writing it.
The Void Trilogy
"Hailed as the absolute favorite of one or two people."
The Calm of the Void
c. March 2001
The Silence of the Rift
c. July 2001
c. March 2002
I'm not always proud of 'em but I probably ought to be, since when they're finished they'll probably add up to about the length of a good-size book...
Shadows Taller Than Our Souls
Started mid-2001, completed late 2001.
Written for the first Short Story Competition, which for reasons still unknown to me it won. A "Director's Cut" is planned but still unfinished.
Ravens By Starlight
Started early 2001
My first and only piece of Homeworld fanfiction. Currently incomplete at just under a third of its planned length.
Title: The Audio Logs of Alicia Locke
Date Started: February, 2003
Date Ended: January, 2004 (estimated)
Total Length: 64,000+ Words (estimated)
Comments: A dark, post-apocalypse vision of the future. NC17 due to rape, large amounts of 'bad' language, child abuse, sexism, racism, mass murder, etc. Hailed as "really very unique", "very intriguing," and "a good [suspensful] story."
Homeworld: Black Star
Started Jan 2001, Finished Jan 2002.
Currently undergoing editting. Currently stands at 65,000 words. My first attempt at HW fiction.
A short story started Jan 2002 finished about two weeks after.
Past, Present and Future
Started Sept 2001 still in progress. Sequel to Black Star.
Started ~Late 2000
Finished ~Late 2000
Exaclty 1.6 kilowords
Some people have mentioned that they liked it.
Missed the Battle
Started ~Late 2000
Finished ~Late 2000
A rather odd short tale about a soldier being locked in the heavy cruiser kitchen during a battle... I think somebody back somewhere said something about it.
Started Dec. 2002
Finished same night.
A bit of poetry. I like it, at least.
Started ~mid 2000
Those who remember it remember that it was complete crap... the Second Take was better, but never got off the ground.
Started in 2000
Lofty concept, never got beyond first three chapters.
Oct 2001 - Jan 2001
Mar 2001 - Sep 2002
"Prelude to the Song of Sannel"
Estimated length will be 20,000 words
Aug 2002 -