... even though it’s on its way to the printers already, rendering the whole exercise pointless, but fascinating. And not entirely pointless. I’m hoping Dave will be around for a while, and reading about everyone’s reactions in the previous thread helps clarify the sort of things I should be looking at for future books. The first three novels are already written, of course, so there’s not much can be changed there. And not much I’d be inclined to change.
But the obvious lady-love for Emmeline as a strong character (the only strong woman in Emergence) has focussed my thoughts on what’s going to happen between her and Dave in future. For instance I've already zeroed in on Em much more closely while plotting the first ebook, A Protocol for Monsters. (Yay! Yes! I got that title back from the Editorial Dungeons) Their relationship is already set in narrative stone, but what’s not set is Emmeline’s relationships with the female characters who appear and become increasingly important as the story unfolds.
"Oh, I'm sorry Dave. Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?"
- Rosamund Pike as Emmeline, in 'Resistance.'
So, here’s a Pepsi challenge for Emmeline fans. A two parter. How do you think things will develop between her and Dave and, how would you like to see things develop. That may not be the same thing, of course.
In a wider sense, I’m curious about where everyone sees the overarching narrative going in the next two books. What happens to Dave and his Scooby Gang? What happens to li’l ol’ thresh? Will Captain Heath ever just chill the fuck out? Is it possible for a medieval fighting force to defeat a modern civilisation? When oh when will people just let Dave be Dave? Won't someone please think about The Dave???
Some of these questions can’t really be answered definitively because you’re not working with complete information yet. Greybeard asked some relevant questions down thread. The sort of things Compton might ask Dave, for instance, if Dave wasn’t too busy trying to get Emmeline to come upstairs to see his etchings.
Of his super dick.
Again, there’s two questions there.
Where do you think the story has already gone with Dave.
What would you like to see happen in Resistance and Ascendance? And beyond.