SCIENCE FICTION OCEAN WORLDS BY LIZZIE NEWELL
science fiction novels, short stories, and sculpture
I create intricately crafted planets both by writing stores about their inhabitants and by designing and crafting sculpture out of paper, a medium and technique known as cardmodeling. My stories are in my world of Fenria, a planet much like Alaska.
NOVELS OF FENRIA
Love and Politics on a Watery Planet
THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENE THIEF
On a planet with three women for every man, eugenicists believe Teakh Noahee to be innately monogamous and altruistic. He loses his heart to a mysterious trio of women, and to one in particular. They are succubi, professionals who sell semen on the black market. Determined to assist in raising his children, he rebels against the matriarchy and sets his own course, founding a new clan that treats men and women as equals, all for the love of the woman who cheated him.
THE TRISTAN BAY ACCORD
Orphaned social revolutionary Annon makes a deal with the queen of Fenria. In exchange for recognition of her new clan, Annon agrees to anonymous sex with a man who will father her child. However, the man refuses to impregnate Annon, insisting she must love him first. In clandestine meetings, he goes about winning her affection. Annon must trust her man, protect her child, and find her own way amidst the deadly intrigue that wracks the Fenrian royal family. In doing so, she will forge a new society which treats men and women as equals.
On a planet with three women for every man, Sappho and her partner Daisy arrange an anonymous liaison between the most eligible bachelor on the planet and a mysterious young woman. In unraveling the identities of the couples, Sappho and Daisy discover an entanglement of politics, technology, and sexuality. Sappho encourages the young woman to throw off political restraints and follow her heart.
CRAFTING, SCULPTURE, AND ART
Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's icosahedral mapping, each of these planets starts off as four sheets of paper which are cut folded and glued to become geodesic spheres. They are then painted with relief maps.
December 2017-July 2018
Twenty-five miniatures of Earth built between the winter and summer solstices.
Models of boats used in Alaska. This one is a seiner.
Mini-marlinspike work crafted from marbles, wire, and nylon thread. These bookmarks resemble fishing floats and can be used bookmarks, jewelry, or lanyards.
ESSKIP FLYING BOATS
Flying boats (WIG aircraft) designed for use on the planet Fenria. These aircraft have folding warpwings and skim about a meter above the surface of the ocean. They are used by the Fenria Seaguard for rescue, patrol, and as harbor pilot craft. This particular example is of the style used by Clan Komoko who has the killer whale as their totem and it appears in the novel Sappho's Agency.
BUILD YOUR OWN PLANET: GLOBE SCULTPTURES
Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's icosahedral mapping, each of these planets starts off as flat sheets of paper which are cut folded and glued to become geodesic spheres. They are then painted with relief maps.
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