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Since the last C7 update late 2013 much has happened in Commander Bloch’s superverse. Post the successful trip to the U.S in Nov 2013 next steps in Yuan Jur’s Citadel 7 series evolution has expanded further. Calls to see the original story have come in through significant publishing avenues after the Cygnus award winning sci/fi epic Citadel 7 Earth’s Secret was restructured into a page turning high powered trilogy. Now three titles, Enemy of Existence, Truth & War Tales, A Test of Good & Evil, the trilogy is set to launch the series mapped 13 novel series. Described by beta testers as Doctor Who and Fire Fly meets Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle’s  The Mote in Gods Eye, the original multiverse series following Commander Bloch’s intrepid battle to save existence is a true page turner for sci fi fans anywhere. 2013/14 Citadel 7 titles─ Allies in Anarchy and The Gates of Wrath were also proofed and hot on the catalyst trilogies heels.

In the wings the first three episodes for C7’s TV series starting with Enemy of Existence by screen writers Ngaire O’Leary and Alex Williams was finished. April 2014; Web site upgrades. Added some new modules to the web page. Rebuilt the theme and added some custom code to better display on mobile devices and created a carousel display on the front page for the character profiles, the book trailer was also enlarged. Further character art and C7 multiverse environment graphics are under way and soon to be posted for fans of the art work by Dai Cameron. More to come. Citadel 7 news room.

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Citadel 7 Book CoverTraveling to California U.S.A (from Australia) to showcase Citadel 7's sci fi novel series potential for publication was an adventure in its own right. Having the opportunity to meet some of the best talented new authors in America and top professionals looking to help them be noticed and get published, was a game changer. The focused, positive environment provided by Algonkian Write to Market conference organizers, is a must have experience for any author serious about being published. Through openness and genuine interest from conference speakers in the works of all authors, more than just an unfiltered positive injection of industry knowledge, the experience took listeners to the epiphany line. The focused information provided a candid view and path of ascent to being published with real impact to their genre specific wider audience. As an award winning author still experiencing the quagmire of industry gray information, and being forgotten in the agent's slush pile, the Algonkian environment set me on the right track to avoiding those dead ends hereafter. Mr Michael Neff, founder of Algonkian writers' conferences amongst other highly respected credits, opened a door for all in the room to know how to make being a published author real and sustainable. Over four full days, he and top publishing industry professionals provided clear insights into today's publishing industry. We were told candidly what was expected of any author intending a serious long term career.

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In recent posts announcements of Yuan Jur and the Citadel 7 series being showcased in an exclusive conference at Niagara Falls Canada was announced. Since that time the conference has evolved and been relocated in California U.S.A where the latest best potential in unpublished fiction and literature will showcase their works. Citadel 7 and Yuan Jur will be there! Beginning November 8 one of the best collection of industry professionals in the U.S will be there to find out who has the goods to reach the top as a commercial author in the current market. Stay tuned for the next article and report of events and happening there. -

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I only occasionally read fantasy fiction, but thoroughly enjoyed the odyssey through Yuan Jur’s rich and vibrant worlds, populated with races and beings that are dizzyingly imagined, yet so richly detailed that they become familiar and natural to the reader. Citadel 7: Earth’s Secret’s particular strength is its enormous scope. Yuan Jur seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of corporeal and ethereal beings, of great compassion and the deathly thrill of battle, of the deeply divine and the (at times hilariously) profane. Within a page, Yuan Jur provides his reader with both a serene, metaphysical panorama of the Universe he has created, as well as an earthly, humble and deeply personal connection with some of its chief protagonists. I strongly recommend reading Earth’s Secret, especially to fans of fantasy fiction.

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For my characters' foundation and their story I use Joseph Campbell's 12 steps and an eagle's view to bring everything to life. In constructing the worlds for my characters I first consider the comparison of what is ordinary for them and what is alien to them. My superverse traverses both mortal and ethereal worlds where, to Commander Bloch the paradox and reality of those two existences is a very true and normal thing. For Bloch and his crew aboard their sentient craft and for those who oppose what Bloch needs to accomplish their world is as real as ours. Approaching the Citadel 7 worlds with that in mind is the foundation that gives them life. For Commander Bloch working alongside ethereal beings and alien mortals as a human is just another day in his volatile reality. Citadel 7 environments are charged with both ordinary and puzzling life. Something Commander Bloch and those who accompany him in his quest to stop the superverse from imploding constantly discover. Bloch is a very adaptive human being; he has had to be, his dark secret and experiences of reality requires it. I work hard to ensure each race is not a clone of the one before it. They must have their own ideas on design, customs and a life that is meaningful to them. Building worlds and environments that don't always gravitate to what humans might see as dazzling and beautiful has been my greatest and most enjoyable challenge. In short there is a symbiosis between Commander Bloch, his story and his environments. He is made more vivid because the worlds he lives in are themselves alive and evolving pushing him to constant new horizons.

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