Discount Miracles

by Brand Gamblin

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Synopsis

The crew of the space salvage ship JN3-0518 have crash-landed on a planet that was colonized hundreds of years earlier, and has lapsed into a suspicious and superstitious dark age. With their advanced technical knowledge, the crew makes a living by faking miracles. Kings and clergy hire them to make ancient prophecies come true. But when they are tasked with making a prince ascend into light and power, they find themselves cast as kidnappers and witches.

Discount Miracles is a slipstream story of sci-fi and fantasy that lightly treads the edges of Clarke's Third Law. Hoverbikes and giant monsters come together in a story that is a little comedy, a little romance, and a lot of adventure.

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: No profanity or censor words
Sexual Content: No sexual acts implied or described
Target Audience Age: Everyone (no target age)
Violence: Minor

Setting

Geography: Space - Beyond Our Galaxy
Realism: Science well beyond modern definitions, bordering on fantasy
Setting Type: Fantasy
Time Period: 2200 - 2999

Main Character

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Race: Irrelevant
Religion: Irrelevant
Sexual Preference: Irrelevant or N/A

Styles & Themes

Humor: Moments of levity
Inspires Reader to Feel: Confident/Self-Motivated
Mysteries & Puzzles: Modest mystery element(s) to story
Pacing: Time to savor, deliberate
Physical Action: Minor and occasional action
Political/Social Commentary: Politics irrelevant to story
Romance: Minor romance, not a significant story driver
Genre Science Fiction
 
Realism:
  • World is similar to ours, but plot elements transcend modern science
  • Science stretched but possible (possible science of the near future)
  • Science of far future, attempts for rigorous accuracy
  • Science well beyond modern definitions, bordering on fantasy
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Setting Type:
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Space
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Time Period:
  • 2020 - 2030
  • 2030 - 2050
  • 2050 - 2100
  • 2100 - 2200
  • 2200 - 3000
  • Far Future (3000+)

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About the author

Brand Gamblin

Brand Gamblin started out in Computer Science. He got a bachelors in Computer Science from Texas Tech University before working as a video game programmer. For the next decade, he published games for such companies as Microprose, Acclaim, and Firaxis. In his spare time, Brand created the YouTu [...]