Ladies & gents of EMC, it's finally come to this: your resident striped scholar is finally attempting his own full-length novel, with intent to publish. And he requests your aid.EDIT 10-24-2015The "seeking help" part is more or less done with, so you can regard this thread more as an announcement of "Hey, Keph is writing a sci-fi novel." I'll leave the original OP here under the spoiler though.EDIT: 11-22-2015See this post for more news! I'm not looking for just anyone to preview my work, however - I have some specific needs & requirements. I'm also not looking for an Editor (yet) - this isn't about nitpicking grammar and spelling, but examining the flow and progression of ideas, and having someone I can talk things over and bounce thoughts around with.If you are interested: Send me a PMWhat you will need:Skype or Steam.You don't have to voicechat with me (in fact, I prefer typing), but I have to be able to discuss stuff with you in realtime - bouncing a forum PM back and forth just won't cut it.Do not bother asking me about Mumble, Teamspeak, etc. Skype or Steam only.Timezone you're available. I'm at work from 2pm to 11:30pm EST five nights a week, and generally only on the computer after that.A healthy interest in scifi / fantasy stories. If the subject matter doesn't interest you, then my book probably won't either.Email or G+ account, so that I can share the doc (if I decide I can work with you)How it'll work:-If you're interested, send me a PM. I'll toss some ideas around with you (worldbuilding elements most likely, but nothing story-specific). If you have the time and opportunity, skype or steam discussion would be preferable, but forum PM will suffice for this bit.-If it seems like we're on the same wavelength, I'll share the doc with you via your email or G+, give you a chance to read through it, and we'll go from there. What's in it for you?-A credit in the book's forward/thank you (under whichever alias you prefer), and a copy of the book (e-book or paperback) provided it gets to that stage. (Disclaimer: A little fairy-muse brings me the chapters piecemeal while I'm at work. As long as she keeps doing that, I hope to have it completed in about a month or so. My track-record with finishing projects of any significant scope is abysmal, however, which is part of why I'm asking for this help - it keeps my motivation going.) The Rah'li(back cover text)I’m no one’s master... David Keating is a nobody - one more insignificant twenty-something in the smallest state in the country, struggling through a part-time job and his final year of college.Zee is an Anomaly - a genetic accident her creators would like nothing more than to see erased, and who owes her very survival to another of her kind - with plans of his own.Together, they're thrust from the tiny state of Rhode Island into a galaxy of intrigue, deception, and betrayal, where a conspiracy of interstellar enslavement has Zee's race living in mindless servitude - and the Anomaly is their key to freedom.With the fate of her entire race in the balance, David and Zee are faced with the most difficult choice of their lives - their love for each other, or the salvation of her people?