I published the novel Skoll’s Diary in summer 2019. It’s a tale, in journal form, about a young man on a terraformed planet in our solar system. I wrote it for the following reasons. It may step on some toes, but I don’t give a fat fig. You have the option of not reading it:
- I am a huge astronomy nerd.
- 2016 was the start of a hostile political and racial climate in The United States. I got to thinking, what if black folks just up and left Earth, and relocated to another planet in The Milky Way? And how would a black community perform, completely untouched by colonialism?
- People of color are quite underrepresented in science fiction, so I was happy to have a protagonist of color in this genre.
I combined all those things, along with Skoll’s normal battles: teen angst, making mature decisions, dating, family issues, and wavering loyalty to his community. He is, after all, just a young man. His struggles would be the same – no matter what planet he lived on. It’s also crucial to me that black people, especially males, are viewed as human and vulnerable at times. That’s something else that’s rarely seen.
Anyway, I don’t want to spoil the book for you, if you plan to read it. You may get it here. No matter what you think, please leave a review if you read it. Thank each and every one of you who subscribe to my blog.
Author Sean C. Wright-Neeley
I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.
Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…
It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.
Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!