It started off with one planet and a bunch of little people – by little people I mean ordinary people way down at the basic level of things, the small cogs in the giant wheel that makes up a pioneering society – explorers and adventurers bumping into people without laws.
I stuck a couple of Empires into the background to give various civilizations depth and my villain more power. And BAM! Suddenly I had a multitude of planets to play with.
Every layer of civilization was there somewhere, from the borderline habitations (the rough areas of the galaxy) where penal colonies are situated, through an assortment of planets and places at different stages of settlement, all the way up to fully fledged Kingdoms and Imperial Cores – Rulers and palaces, wars and slavery, the wealthy, the poor and the ordinary living their lives.
There are places I haven’t even thought of yet. Towns and planets, and Arms and Arcs of the galaxy yet to be explored.
I didn’t know it would evolve like this. I started off with one story!
The backgrounds, the plots, the multitude of characters and the wonderful potential grew up gradually and then blossomed overnight. It would delight me to tell you that I planned it all, but I really didn’t. It just… evolved.
I love science fiction. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored in my galaxy. Actually, I don’t think you will either. 😀