9th Story of Perceptions
Sequel to Pursuing Truth
Note: So we've finally gotten to the lighter story. The idea of a matriarchal society introduced in Pursuing Truth will be explored here. So in many ways this is the second half of the previous story.
This will hopefully be a fun interlude before the final darker story to end the Perceptions series. There is another series of stories planned after Perceptions which will deal with the other plotlines that have been developing slowly. It already has a title, From the Ends to the Beginning. Just as the New Patterns stories were different from Perceptions. From the Ends will also be different in nature.
Unexpectedly, I was never able to explore matriarchies in Pursuing Truth and Avon never got his mystery story, for which he has been giving me much grief, since I had promised. Pursuing Truth looked at another interest of mine which were several Chinese legends which I incorporated into the idea of the Champions.
The ideas for the Tellaran matriarchy in this story are taken from various existing matriarchies, with some expansions and additions of my own to flesh out details and bring it into the future of the Federation.
Jan. 4th, 2009