Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of an equally fictional human-like alien who was stranded in Africa some 125,000 years ago. His story is part of the remote back story of my two science fiction novels, Homecoming and Tourist Trap. A somewhat longer version of this post can be found on my main blog; the entire Journal to date is on my author site. Do stop by and visit with the other Science fiction and fantasy writers who have also posted snippets on Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday.
Year 3 Day 136
Oh, it has an architectural module. I can play all I want with floor plans, wall finishes, furniture – anything like that. But it assumes I have access to finished materials, standard furnishings, and robot builders, none of which are available here.
What I do have is plant material in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and hardness, animal skins and bones, rocks of all sizes, and dirt. Lots of dirt. Can I use the architectural program to define the shape of what I want, and somehow build walls, roof and even furnishings from what I have?
I decided some time ago on a site. It is well above the lake, with a beautiful view. I wish I had some transparent material that would keep animals and insects out while allowing me to look out, but for the moment daylight will have to come from thinly scraped skins.