Descansar Universe

Descansar Universe

I’ve always loved science fiction, but not the hard kind with long-winded descriptions of technology. No, I love human-centric science fiction. How will life be different in the future? What problems will we face? What impact will new technology have on societies, cultures, and people’s lives? Those are the type of questions I’m interested in.

This, of course, influences the type of stories I write. Several of my most recent stories take place in the Descansar Universe. This fall, the first of those will be published.

Descansar, the largest space station in this part of the galaxy. Home to ordinary people trying to make a living, smugglers and other criminals taking what they thought were the easy route, and security personnel always in pursuit of the truth or at least what they believe to be the truth. A hub for trade, travel, and shady dealings.
On Descansar everything can happen, and given enough time it will…

The stories in the Descansar Universe range from the humorous to the thrilling, but all of them are science fiction space opera with a heart.

What kind of science fiction do you like?

Eva Holmquist

The Protected Heart – New science fiction novelette

The Protected Heart

When a thief steals Ilona’s heirloom necklace, “the Protected Heart”, she must do everything she can to get it back. Because the necklace hides a terrifying secret. One only Ilona knows.
Pursuing the thief lands Ilona in a dangerous new place; a space station orbiting Earth. Low gravity, maze-like construction, strangers all around.
Will Ilona find the protected heart before it’s too late?

Practicing my craft

Eva Holmquist Fotografi: Day Fotografi

I always want to improve and learn new things. One important part for that in my writing is to practice my craft. I tend to focus on one are, and explore and practice that aspect in my stories. Other aspects are handled by my unconscious in the mean time. By putting an emphasis on that particular aspect, and practicing that. It transforms into unconscious knowledge. When I feel like I’ve reached that point, I’ll choose another aspect to focus on.

Right now, I’m focusing to get better at depth, i.e. getting all sensory details (not just the visual ones) through the opinions of the character. I took Dean Wesley Smith’s Depth Workshop last year, and it was really good. However, you can’t just learn by taking a workshop. You have to practice as well. So, now I’m in the practice phase, and it gets easier and easier not to forget depth. I do have a tendency to sometimes get in too much of a hurry and then leaving it all in my head instead of getting it onto the page… 😉

I’m not ready to change my focus yet, so I’ll keep at it a while longer.

What do you like to do? And what do you do to practice?

New near-future science fiction

In the year 2250. 

Lost, Wilma moves from the enclosed city to a sleepy residential area. 

A fresh start! Nothing like the city. Nobody knows her painful past. No unbearable sympathy. 

She hopes to forget. Instead, she meets her future. A future that sets her on a dangerous path.

Is she desperate enough to grab it?

In the near-future Life-of-Androids Universe, Playdate highlights a significant event in Wilma’s life. An event that starts her on her path to becoming a woman of legend among humans and androids alike.