On Gary C. Gibson's New Science Fiction Novel 'St. Novilistricka; Dimensions'

The Alaskan author Gary Clifford Gibson has published his second science fiction novel. It is named 'St. Novilistricka; Dimensions'. This release describes the process and content the author produced within the year.
By: Gary C. Gibson
June 22, 2010 - PRLog -- What I discovered in writing this 100 page, 47,000 word novel were the requirements of time necessary to get the thing roughly shaped up. It is really quite a time consuming activity, and difficult to accomplish if homeless obviously. The do-it-yourself print on demand publisher Lulu.com allows even political dissidents and economic outcasts to publish at no direct cost.


I wrote 44,000 words in thirty days last September while working at a remote hut I used to own. Because I moved to the forest near the state capitol to spend the winter in a tent, it wasn't possible to keep my notebook batteries charged for enough time to meaningfully work on producing a second draft.

One really does need a second draft, and a third for writers such as me. Following that third draft one has s sentence and language crafting revision and proof reading pass. Each of these processes can easily take as much time as writing the first draft.

In April and May when the weather warmed up, and after moving to another forest several hundred miles away following surgery, I skipped from step one to step four. That is, I went from a first draft to a modest revision and sentence structuring and then published the book.

My first experience at writing a novel--Cross Purposes--took several years to complete because I was journeying around the United States and wrote it on public library computers something like Johny Cash's character building a car one piece at a time. Actually I never even read the entire book all the way through before publishing it. I like Cross Purposes though, derived as it was from several years of prior versions including Alterwall Objectives.

St. Novilistricka; Dimensions needed to be published because the rather technical philosophical, cosmological, theological and social-environment issues seemed better released now than later. Also, a writer should try to complete his work all at once in order to be free to move on to other ideas. I believe that one day in a hundred thousand years when the galaxy is populated that historians of ancient literature will outnumber present authors by 100s to 1. Nothing written today should be wasted by not publishing it. The population of the future may exceed a trillion trillion people and they might be looking for rare undiscovered manuscripts from the early 21st century--who knows, its all just print on demand anyway,

One day I hope to be squared away enough to complete a first second and third draft in a contiguous order complete with revision and proof reading, and in under a year. That is a rather ambitious prospect with the national decline in economic opportunity and slathered up national debt given to us by the clown car of Presidents following President Reagan. At least they learned how to build up the Chinese economy and create warlord militarists in Afghanistan to enrich extraction industrialists.

St Novilistricka; Dimensions is thus a philosophical dialogue between a couple of researchers at the start of the work, and transforms into a recovery effort by the Martian philosopher Patrick Voevoda to recover his abducted co-worker Lush of the Planet Gush. It is rather tongue in cheek with an attempt to go over some of the interesting cosmological and philosophical concepts I encountered in 2009 and 2010. Without solid second and third drafts it is less than fully polished prose, yet I like it anyway.

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Gary C. Gibson-author of twenty-four books;Philosophy, Christian religious concerns, contemporary history, politics, science fiction and poetry. Alumnus of the Univ. of Alaska and Excelsior College, he began writing the Waveform Politics series in 1999.
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