My next Diaspora Worlds book has had a name change--From Big Poison Station to Neon Orchid.
This book has parallels to Alien Blood--
*My couple Karvar and Flavia are stuck alone in a dangerous wilderness.
*Flavia has a secret.
*They have to save themselves, somehow.
*Flavia has knowledge of horticulture.
Also, shades of Her Cyborg Awakes, Karvar has cyborg eye implants.
I am reading up on tropical plants and habitats for this book, and I'm still brainstorming ideas for alien flora and fauna. Their interaction with the rainforest is a big part of the conflict in this story.
Can't call it a space opera this time. They spend the entire book on the planet of New Prague!
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