Dear people, Prima Materia, aka “the vampire War & Peace,” is happening at last. It’s about warring vampires, the alchemists who want their blood, and the return of a serpent god; it’s set in a diverse, queer, grubby, bawdy Enlightenment Europe both like and unlike our own, where “science” and “reason” are often in the eye of the beholder and beings not quite human walk among us. It’s my passion project; it’s the series that brought me back to writing.
And now you can follow along as I write it, at primamateria.online!
The website will be part serial, part wiki for the project. Right now I’m posting a prequel novella, Seeds of Truer Natures, and then on September 30th we’ll start book one of the series. I expect it will run through May, after which we’ll start right in on book two.
Along the way I’ll also be posting related material: research notes, thoughts about my writing process, glossaries and character guides, and the collages and reading excerpts that I’m using to mindmap the thematic arcs of the series.
Read an excerpt for free, then check out the top-level menus for the nuts and bolts of how this will work … and then join me! It’s going to be quite a ride.