X is for…
Xenophobic colonies – There are, or were, several Ylendrian colonies in the second and third wave who opted for single-species colonization. Two of the Human-only colonies suffered failed terraforming and were abandoned. One of the second wave Akeloan colonies launched their own successful exploration program, searching beyond the boundaries of Imperial space for more worlds to inhabit. It’s believed that at least two exploration worlds were in the process of being terraformed when the Akeloan plagues began to spread through the empire, but no one knows if they escaped the same death the rest of their species fell prey to. Other than Kaleia, which is a Human-only planet by default, there are currently no exclusively single-species worlds within the Empire.
Today’s Peripheral Passphrase Letter is: I
Welcome to the countdown to Peripheral People! Every day until our release date (May 11, 2015), we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our universe, the Ylendrian Empire. And every post will include a new letter in our scavenger hunt/word jumble contest. Catch the new letter each day, unscramble the words, and start submitting your contest entries on May 10, 2015 to be entered in a random drawing for the Ridiculously Cool(er) Ylendrian Prize Pack, which includes all of these prizes:
One (1) Slipstream Laboratories lunch cooler- a lovely powder blue insulated bag, proudly emblazoned with the Slipstream Laboratories corporate philosophy: Ethical Dilemmas Are Only a Problem If You Have Ethics
One (1) e-book of your choice from our backlist
One (1) $10 (US or equivalent currency) gift certificate to one of the following bookstores: Riptide Publishing, Amazon.com (or .country for non-US residents), or Barnes & Noble.com (Winner’s choice)
One (1) signed, full-wrap cover print of the cover art for Peripheral People, by the amazing Simone