Sunday, May 13, 2012

The creation of Enemy Lines the yarn

Enemy Lines is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who purchased a skein.

I have a few favorite authors/podcasters. These are folks who consistently produce stories I enjoy (many of which I've listened to multiple time AND read because they are just that good), and they also keep their podcast feed active with a constant stream of content.  The work they put out is not just good writing, it's a quality product on a regular basis...something that takes plenty of talent, sure; but more than that, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. 

The first colorway, Enemy Lines, is based on one of these favorites. 

Enemy lines is a novel by John Mierau.  It is part sci-fi (with space travel, invading aliens, and friendly aliens) and part mystery/espionage thriller.  Mystery/espionage thriller type stories have always been among my favorites so I was really excited to listen to this.  It didn't disappoint!

I was immediately struck by one of the descriptions of the aliens as "the greys".  When the mysterious alien "Pusher" starts wreaking havoc with a yellow-green alien slime I knew I had to create a colorway based on this story.

This is a very simple colorway that will create some dramatic results in the finished project (much like this fantastic story).  It is dark and mysterious, sleek and sophisticated, with a splash of acid green irony and action.

You can see all of the colorways, with links to the original work and the artists/podcasters/websites that inspired them, on the Balticon 2012 page.

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