Highmage’s Plight is an experiment in creating an evolving online science fiction/fantasy series, which led to the publication of the debut novel of the series by Malachite Quills Publishing.
D.H. Aire, author of Highmage’s Plight, explains, “In a world of digital publishing, I am experimenting. I am seeking to create an evolving series online where readers can interact and make suggested changes to dialog, text, and actions to each book in the series, whether published in ebook form today, or unpublished as the sequels are serialized online.” For example, the first one hundred interested buyers of the Highmage’s Plight ebook are being offered the opportunity to have exclusive access to the online version of the series. Through www.dhr2believe.net, the Highmage’s Plight website, which is linked to the resources of Writing.com, this select group of readers will through their feedback see the ebook they read continue to evolve over time, allowing even dialog to change in the first book of the series. I have spent the last 18 months experimenting with the format using the resources of Writing.com. I have had over 1,000 visitors and collected comments and reviews from the site’s members suggesting changes, ranging from the grammatical, to those about the characters. Mr. Aire states that “in our digital publishing age why should books remain unchanged from the reader’s perspective?
Highmage’s Plight is the story of far future archeologist George Bradley, who, computer staff in hand, “envisions”
Readers can learn more about D. H. Aire and his book at www.dhr2believe.net where the story continues to evolve and be told. Andrew Jones edited the novel, and the cover art was designed by Aron Briggs.
The author D.H. Aire has walked the ramparts of the Old City of Jerusalem and through an escape tunnel out of a Crusader fortress that Richard the Lionheart once called home. He’s toured archeological sites from diverse cultures that were hundreds, if not thousands of years old… experiences that have found expression in his writing of his Highmage’s Plight Series. D.H. Aire’s short stories and a serialized version of Highmage’s Plight have been featured in the ezine Separate Worlds and the opening three stories of the novel and two short stories, Family Dragon and Time to Sin appear in their first ebook anthology, Flights of Fantasy, Vol. 1 (available on Smashwords.com)