Speculative fiction writer, translator, and editor

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Concept Art Map and quick conceptual notes for Caldera.

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The Hub

The Hub is the central governance location in Ora. It houses nodes, people who are anchored to a worldtree via a stem attached to the base to their necks. The stem connects them to the Gleaming via a liquid medium of pava. The nodes network into a central processing unit to manage the city’s needs….

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Dalia’s Apartment

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Dalia lives in a depressing studio apartment in Horonik. The one upside of living there is that it’s on the fourteenth floor, so the views of the city are fantastic. Floor plan of Dalia’s apartment. I’m hopeless at keeping spatial information straight in my mind, so I have minifigs move around on my notebook drawings…

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A Death Made Manifold

Concept Art Storyboards to capture the atmosphere of the initial scenes. Real-world Inspiration Robber’s Roost in Sedona, AZ.

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Pava is an herb with medicinal and recreational uses. It can be prepared and consumed in various ways. The main effect of pava is to open a link between the user and Aurei’s qi, the planet’s metaphysical ecosystem and network, known as the Gleaming, the Host, and the Manifold, among other culture-specific names. The specific…

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