Solving Khranentitia I

Teaser, short:

Do you know what really powerful people do? You surely read a lot about that. But that’s not what a truly powerful person does, quite the contrary…

Teaser, long:

Having escaped suppression and horrors in a giant space settlement called the tin city, Stepan shares a new life with his fellow refugees in a wonderful desert village in a parallel universe far away from atrocities. But the past soon catches up on him after he rescues a mysterious woman who had escaped a laboratory ship that engineered humans. While unsure whether the woman poses a threat to the village, it slowly turns out that they all play a part within a chase for a psychological shock therapy that may turn events gravely around.  


Centuries ago, a huge explosion on earth ripped a new parallel universe with an earth-like planet into existence that later showed promises to be a refuge for heavily battered mankind. As the first refugees had managed to build a small tent village on that planet which they now call Khranentitia, they suddenly get to know a mysterious woman whom they had rescued from the surrounding desert after an explosion on a distant laboratory ship happened. The villagers show kindness and appreciation to the strange guest who soon promises them to help out in a conflicting dispute with the human space settlement in the original universe. The space settlement, also called the tin city, is managed under a powerful man who opposes the idea to transfer all humanity to the seemingly promising land of Khranentitia. The strange guest from the desert confronts him with a breath-taking shock therapy that dismantles past events and finally turns conflicting parties into one direction so that they solve together how Khranentitia may become a new home without risk.


The novel is written in a diverse ethnicity supporting language that adapts automatically to the individual ideas of human appearances by the reader. Therefore the looks of people are mainly not described and if any depiction of the main characters are desired, it is recommended to choose diverse looks that are least expected. Names of characters may indicate certain ethnicity in the reader’s mind but in that particular future time they don’t do this at all in the way we now may believe so. Additionally, the novel uses pronouns in respect to contemporary concepts of genders, including a renowned character with gender-fluid pronouns. As “Solving Khranentitia I” cautiously guides into these fields while still remaining mainly in a binary hetero-normative tension of human relations, it builds up into the next episode “Solving Khranentitia II” with aspects of LGBTQIA+ crescending into a broader approach. Quite contrary to fears that these aspects make expressions difficult to read, the novel shows how brisk and light content becomes then.