American Revolution in SPACE…

31 Dec

So I was dared to come up with a new twist on the ‘American Revolution in Space’ trope…

There’s tension between Earth and some of the colonies, which have started demanding more rights and a say in what happens to them. The governor of one colony has been talking to the rebels on one hand and plotting their military suppression on the other – as it takes months to send troops from Earth, he’s stalling while his hammer arrives and he can use it to crush the rebels.

The main character is really not much more than a bureaucrat. He’s the governor’s secretary and he discovers what his master is planning. Horrified, perhaps believing that the colonists aren’t such bad fellows, he ends up betraying his master – and somehow winds up leading the revolution. Because Earth isn’t going to let it slide – and troops from Earth are on their way to put down the rebellion…

Chris

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3 Responses to “American Revolution in SPACE…”

  1. The Deposed King January 1, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    It sounds fun. Have to see on the tech levels but like I said fun. Will it be like say…
    Into the Hinterlands
    by David Drake and John Lambshead

    where we follow a military guy. Or will it be more like the series John Adams where we follow a mainly political guy. who was pivitol in several key events and went on to become the 1st VP and 2nd President.

    anywho just asking.

    The Deposed King

    • chrishanger January 1, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      More the John Adams guy, I think.

      Chris

  2. The Deposed King January 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Cool.

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