I knew, when I started this challenge, that I had Z sorted. And really, I didn't plan my novels so that I would have planets for the most difficult letters of the challenge. Otherwise I would have had a planet name beginning with Y!
Zerris is Marlee's home planet. It was the first planet where the anysogen gas was discovered, and a research base was immediately settled on the nearby (more habitable) planet of Semala. Anysogen gas is very important in Reckless Rescue, because it is what allows their spaceships to travel faster than light. However, long-term exposure to the gas also causes severe infertility, making it not a very good place to live.
However, when Semala is destroyed by a meteor, the inhabitants have nowhere else to go. So they settle on Zerris, and try to counteract the pollution by encouraging everyone to have as many children as possible as soon as possible.
However, pollution isn't the only problem on the planet. Being further from the sun than Semala, it also has a harsh winter, nearly six months of snow. Growing and storing enough food is a constant challenge, and the blizzards and heavy snowfall causes its own set of problems. It's no wonder Marlee dreams of escaping the planet. Of course, since their only hope of escape, Tyris's spaceship, is buried under the snow escape isn't a certainty!
This is my last entry for the A-Z blogging challenge! I can't believe it's over. I've had a ball writing these posts, and really enjoyed visiting everyone's blogs, and getting to know some other bloggers. I'm planning to stick to regular posting (though a little less frequently), so please feel free to hang around!
Congratulations for getting to the end of your A-Z, I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m reading RR at the moment and the ship has just crashed on Zerris! Was up til 1am reading it – bit groggy today! 🙂
Glad you’re enjoying it! I should stay get some sleep, but I’m not going to. Stay up and read instead! 🙂
Doesn’t sound like a planet I’d want to live on. Congrats on getting through! I’m looking forward to visiting in the future 🙂
Thanks Tonja. I don’t think anyone wants to live there, but it seems the alternatives aren’t much better!
Congrats on Z! Zerris is awfully convenient though. Sounds a bit like Siberia though. Well, actually Siberia sounds better.
Hmm. Siberia. I didn’t think about looking at that when researching, but that’s probably about right. If you add in some evil pollution.
Your book sounds interesting. Encouraged to have children to curb the pollution problem? Intriguing. Congrats on your last day of the Challenge. It’s been a pleasure reading your unique post.
Thanks Nana Prah. Can’t believe it’s over. But I’ve had a ball with the challenge. Really glad I did it.
Interesting to hear more about your world again, Rinelle. Really enjoyed your posts – congrats on completing the challenge.
Kelly’s Eye – Writing, Music, Life
Thanks MrKelly. I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, and am both sad and relieved that it’s over, looking forward to it again next year though!
Congrats on completing Rinelle!! Lovely getting to know you!!
Thanks Chickaderock. It’s been lovely getting to know you too, and I’ve really enjoyed your blog posts.
Great that you already had Z sewn up while the rest of us were torn. Thanks for keeping me company along the way and well done for finishing. I might need to do a bit of catching up now.
Thanks Lynne. I’m trying to catch up too. It sure has been a whirlwind.
Clever Z-day post. Planets A-Z = a fun topic for the month-long event.
Congratulations on finishing the A-Z!
Thanks for visiting Linda.
I have had a few posts on specific planets in my Sci-Fi universe, but I didn’t do a specific theme this year, I figured it was going to be hard enough coming up with posts without limiting myself.
Great post Rinelle thank you! Zerris – sounds amazing – A for amazing Z for Zerris. It’s been so great hearing about your book, sharing in the A-Z with you. All best to you and further endeavours.
Susan Scott’s Soul Stuff
Thanks Susan. It’s been great sharing A to Z with you too. I’ve met so many amazing people through this challenge.
That’s an incredibly practical use of Z-day! A triumphant way to cross the A-to-Z finish line. Congratulations, Rinelle!
John at The Bathroom Monologues
Thanks John. Crossing the finish line triumphantly sounds good to me! Wondered if I’d make it a couple of times, but I’m glad I did.
Great post to end with, Rinelle. And … we made it! It’s been great coming in here and hope to read many more of your posts.
Thanks Silvia. I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, and look forward to reading more of your blog as well.
Nice Z post. I’ve enjoyed following along during the challenge, your a talented writer and I learned a lot. Thanks for your consistent support throughout, I really appreciate it. A planet buried under six months of snow? Sounds like where I live. Keep up the good work, I’ll continue to hang around.
Thanks Dan, for the return consistent support!
I wouldn’t wish that much snow and cold on anyone! But I’m not good at cold. No snow at all here. Ever.
Stopping by from your comment on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Z post on Facebook!
That sounds like an interesting place to live. It’s cold- but pretend it’s spring! Make like rabbits and… you know… procreate! LOL Good times.
Thanks for stopping by.
Yes, I think that winter really is the time that many babies are concieved. Seeing how boring it would be, snowed in all the time, it makes sense!
Congrats on making through the challenge. I can’t wait to read your book!
Thanks Rebecca. And thanks for visiting.