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39 years after the masterpiece film “FANTASTIC PLANET” debuted at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Crucible PUBLICATIONS LLC ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF “PLANET SALV” in collaboration with Éditions Gallimard and Éditions Denoel Publishing. PLANET SALV will captivate fans of the 1973 film FANTASTIC PLANET as the novel brings a new story with new characters back to the “Fantastic Planet!”
An advanced intergalactic alien species….a reclusive & xenophobic alien race….a strange moon with secrets….all return to the “Fantastic Planet.”
PLANET SALV by John F. Rychlicki III (working under the pen name Joshua Seraphim) is a science-fiction tale of an advanced species discovering its unique place in the “First Generation Galaxies.” The Salvs of “Planet Salv ” are an advanced humanoid species capable of extraordinary abilities including telekinesis, telepathy, consciousness transference, Psionics, and transliminality. The Salvs share their world with the Opians, a xenophobic race, less advanced and suspicious of the strange Salvs. Civilizations become at risk when the secrets of a mysterious moon, sacred to both Salvs and Opians are revealed in a stunning twist.
Copyright © 2014 John F. Rychlicki III Crucible Publications
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Page 2 Planet Salv
Chapter 2 Page 10 The Draags after Terr
Chapter 3 Page 11 Lattices of light
Chapter 4 Page 14 The Lost Planet
Chapter 5 Page 17 Seti and Tura
Chapter 6 Page 20 The Luminist Council
Chapter 7 Page 24 Seti’s Toola
Chapter 8 Page 29 Salv concupiscent meditation
Chapter 9 Page 38 Kwai and Juuri’s mindshift
Chapter 10 Page 45 Forbidding the IDRIS-11
Chapter 11 Page 58 The Time of the Tear
Chapter 12 Page 73 Orbital eclipse
Chapter 13 Page 83 The Fall of the Seven
Chapter 14 Page 100 Landing
Chapter 15 Page 113 Juno Occupation
Chapter 16 Page 120 The Camarilla collusion
Chapter 17 Page 128 Seti’s return
Chapter 18 Page 137 Red Vapor
Chapter 19 Page 147 Salvs and Draags
Chapter 20 Page 152 Opian convergence
Chapter 21 Page 159 Fantastic Planet conjunction
Chapter 22 Page 164 Floating Monolith Pyramids
Chapter 23 Page 171 Awakening
Where is Planet Salv? Far beyond the farthest star you can see. Along the innermost Rim of Hoag’s Object, an atypical ring galaxy, 600 million light years away in the constellation Serpens; a pale blue star illuminates the stellar expanse…a lone indigo sparkle hangs in the deep void, as the jewel of the First Generation galaxies. Here, asleep for an unknown time, are the Salvs.
Planet Salv was an indigo sparkle in a far corner of the first generation galaxies. Salv’s indigo sparkle reflected its blue star off the planet’s outer Febula rings, casting a reflective violet glow about the planet’s atmosphere at nightfall. Salv had no natural satellite. Salv’s sister world, which they called the “Lost Planet” hung low and radiant on the Salv horizon, never changing. The “Lost Planet” never moved. The timeless intruder in the Salvine sky had no natural orbit of its own.
An adult humanoid Salv reached up to a hundred meters high. Deep red and indigo in skin tone, shimmering dusts of light glowed in fantastic displays along the skin. Two lidless large penetrating golden eyes spiraled and reflected the starry cosmos during their chimerical meditations, and concupiscent rites. Salv divi tentacles hung the length of their bodies where auditory lobes would be on many humanoid species. Divis performed the function of sex organs and all sensory perceptions. Salvs chose not engage in vocal speech, communicating clairvoyantly.
Salvs shared their fantastic planet with the Opians. Co-habitation on Planet Salv was a unique situation for both races, each remained aware of the other’s respective existence and domain. Opian brains were not as developed biologically on the evolutionary scale as their Salvic cousins. Ranging several meters shorter than the average-sized Salv, Opians were also humanoid bipeds, like Salvs. Opian skin hues ranged from light to darker shades of green. A minority percentage of Opians were light green skinned with blue highlights in contrast to the deep red and violet Salv skin tones.
Opian and Salv societies had an unusual coexistence, each aware of the other’s civilization and levels of evolution. Opian society was reclusive and had little contact with the Salvs; their culture was xenophobic yet voyeuristic concerning their Salv cousins. Opians ranged up to several meters shorter than any Salv, both were bipedal, and humanoid, yet the Salvs possessed a sort of fluid glide in their movement due to the low gravity on their planet. Opians sauntered and scurried often quickly and held their upper bodies and head down as if in deference to Salvs they might encounter.
Opians had large lidless red eyes adding to the characteristic of a shy curiosity to Opian facial structure and their gait. Like their Salv cousins, the Opians were hairless and had two shorter divi tentacles hanging a quarter the length of their bodies where auditory lobes would be on many humanoid species. Their shorter divis performed the function of sex organs and all Opian sensory perceptions. Though not as different physically and biologically, Opians spoke vocally and had natural births resulting from sexual intercourse. Artificial biodomes , smaller than Salvic biodomes, served as dwellings for hundreds of tribal affiliated Opians, each further broken down into toolas, or familial units.
Psilocybes glided noisily across the Salvine sky, their long snouts snorting and chirping, at each other, unaware of hungry cephalopods called Peyotoids hovering patiently above. As the Peyotoids devoured their unsuspecting tasty prey, iridescent red Daturyte plants gurgled and chortled while towering psilozoyte plants fluttered and flapped. Sentient plant life swayed raucously while Salvic beasts crawled, floated, and hovered, all emitting sounds that would astonish human ears. Glowing mists floated beneath the indigo Salv horizon.
Millions of light years away, radiant red meditation spheres floated and drifted into the skies of Ygam, the Draag homeworld. It had been nearly a generation since the Era of Sinh, the period of the Masters of Ygam. Tiva was now a fully matured adult Draag. She had come to hypothesize about her and her father’s role in the great peace between the Oms and Draags, facilitated by the Council led by her father, Master Sinh and her former domesticated Om, Terr. It was the whirling reality of the Great Zarek that had shifted such a great evolutionary change in Draag civilization, Tiva realized. She never saw Terr again after he left with her info bracelet when she was still a Draag child. Father and Mother had forbidden her to meet with any Om until the relocation of nearly all the Oms to their artificial satellite, Terra. By then Terr had lived out his human lifespan as Tiva matured into an adult Draag.
Tiva was not thinking of the Oms, nor were her meditations on the Oms or the dynamic evolutionary changes in Draag civilization. For several seasons now, Tiva and her compatriot’s chimerical melding meditations were vivid, and yet troubling. Tiva sat in meditation with her compatriots, their spirits encased by glowing red spheres. The radiant red spheres rose high above their Uva into the skies of Ygam, drifting towards the Fantastic Planet. For what was about to occur on the Fantastic Planet were strange nuptial rites, and the fate of the First Generation galaxies would change forever.
Night was somnolent blue on the Draag homeworld. A single iridescent Draag mediation sphere rose and hovered…
TO BE CONTINUED