Lyra Schneider

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30 years ago, Siri Joranson led a rebellion that nearly destroyed the Delta Sector.  The authorities who quashed the rebellion allowed her to live, but her life would be forever in their debt.

Now she has a chance to pay off that debt, and the task is beyond momentous: to locate and secure the Abadon Relic, a legendary artifact of impossible power. As Siri gathers a team of experts equal to the task, other powers hungry for the Relic begin to maneuver against her. And throughout this journey, she is confronted by her dream-like past in ways she could not imagine - ways that will shake the foundations of her crew, her mission, and even the galaxy itself…

New chapters post every week starting in February, 2019!

Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon for my writing of The Abadon Relic, Book I of The Aeon Immortal! Lore, previews, and weekly chapter updates can be found in the Posts section.

Sure, sure. So who are you exactly?

My name is Lyra! I'm a 30-year-old bisexual trans woman who loves fantasy and sci-fi. Nice to meet you!

Likewise. What's all this about, anyway?

Well, this is about a story that started with a game.

I gathered some friends - some brand new, at the time - and presented them with an idea: a text-based online role playing game of intrigue, suspense and far-future combat set against the search for a magic-level ancient alien artifact. A few months later, the game had fizzled out due to attrition and schedule conflicts, but the characters we'd created were utterly alive, demanding to play out their lives on the stage of the game's universe.

And so I decided, with permission from the other players, to fold these characters into a novel called The Abadon Relic. The story expanded and demanded to become a series which is now called The Aeon Immortal, but since we're still working on Book I, let's keep our focus there - The Abadon Relic

The Abadon Relic,
huh? What's so special about it?

The Abadon Relic features a highly diverse cast centered around several queer women, with their romantic relationships serving as a constant thematic background to the challenges they face; a galactic Federation's worth of fully-imagined aliens, most of them not humanoid; a commitment to real principles of physics wherever feasibly possible; and constant surprises to keep the reader guessing right up to the end. Throughout the story is an unsettling presence of the otherworldly - beings, forces, and powers that operate through mediums the scientist has yet to truly understand. why a Patreon?

This literary world has been a labor of love, for the most part. While some steady financial support, I can release material faster and help deepen the world more completely. I have finished the first part of Book I, but I have a long way to go, and I want to get the rest to you fine readers as expediently as possible. Ultimately, I'd like to move into a permanent self-publishing income model.

And that's where you come in - friends, family, and fans, I humbly ask you to consider pledging any amount to support the creation of these stories.

Okay, but why should I support you, or your book, specifically?

Excellent question! Here are a few possible reasons you may wish to consider:

-Every book in this universe features as wide an array of diverse representation as I can thoughtfully and sensitively depict. This includes axes of marginalization such as gender identity, sexuality, race, ability, and neurodivergence.

-Thematic content running the gamut from imperialism to machine intelligence, personal sacrifice to the galactic role of life, and much, much more.

-By pledging, you can access bonus content or even custom story material regarding your favorite characters and concepts.

-You also support entries to the Esoterica, a blog-style posting of scientific exploration, progress notes, and other ruminations to give you insight into the process of creating this world, its technologies, and the characters who use them.

-Space vampires - need I say more?

-The Abadon Relic, and most other entries in The Aeon Immortal, feature normalized introduction with pronouns ("Hi, my name is Lyra, she/her/hers) and normalized use of neopronouns (including ze/zir/zirs and ve/ver/vis/vers, so far). This book's successful publication could help make both of those ideas more normalized in the mainstream.

I see. Maybe I could see some of your writing, as well?

Of course you could. Thank you so much for reading this far! You will find the prelude to the Aeon Immortal series, and the prologue to The Abadon Relic, in the posts below. 

New chapters post every week starting in February, 2019!
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When I reach $300/month, you can expect biweekly updates to the Esoterica (blog covering science and other technical issues in the book).
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