The Stone Soup Novelist

I have a great idea for a novel. You know what would make it even better?…

Giant Man-Eating Jellyfish of the Air

Thanks to Michael P for the suggestion of deepstaria enigmatica as a real animal that should be an alien.  Over on the World page (choose The Story | World from the menu), it’s become a floating, carnivorous jellyfish that hides itself in clouds and attacks unwary air sailors. I’m picturing a desperate life-and-death struggle in the air somewhere in the third act.

(Note: I’ve come to the conclusion that my posts and post titles have been a little too understated up to now, so I’m unleashing my inner Stan Lee here.)

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4 responses to “Giant Man-Eating Jellyfish of the Air

  1. rogerdcolby May 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This is really cool. Sounds like something from a John Carter novel. Great idea!

    • dbfurches May 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Roger!

  2. katkasia May 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Nice thought. Maybe it would be well suited to a low-gravity world, or perhaps one like Jupiter which has (as far as we know) no solid surface?

    • dbfurches May 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      That’s a great point. I’ve already got floating monsters, floating airships, floating clouds. If the gravity is lower on this world than on Earth, it might make the physics of these images a little more plausible. Thanks Kasia!

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