Flight of the Vajra

Space opera. Rebooted.

A starship designer and a spiritual leader team up to save the galaxy from itself ... and to redeem each other.



Seven against the universe!

At first they were only three. A brilliant starship designer, haunted by the death of his loved ones. A spiritual leader whose faith could transform mankind ... or destroy it. A precocious acrobat girl, looking for a new family of her own.

Then came others. An entertainer and playboy whose dissolute lifestyle conceals unexpected ambitions, courtesy of a lover who represents the galaxy's most powerful worlds. And a pair of detectives — one barely human, the other not at all – with orders to enlist all their help solving a crime that threatens civilization.

Together they formed the crew of the ever-evolving spacecraft Vajra. Seven against a universe where the boundaries between matter and mind have been torn down, where one can wield the power of billions ... and where humanity must choose between rebirth or annihilation.

"Nature likes those who give in to her but she loves those who do not"

Image: Hubble Space Telescope


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Flight of the Vajra: Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 3: The Influences

How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-27 12:00:00 No comments


With the re-release of my new novel Flight Of The Vajra, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

In the previous installments of this series, I talked about the many-years-long path Flight Of The Vajra took to congeal from several different ideas I had for it. Here, I'm going to talk about some of the other properties and influences that fed into it and shaped it.

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Flight of the Vajra: Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 2: The Idea

How 'Flight Of The Vajra' took shape from a few ideas about what a far-future setting would look like, including materials sciences and belief systems.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-25 12:00:00 No comments


With the re-release of my new novel Flight Of The Vajra, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Back in Part One of this series I described how the germ of the idea for Flight Of The Vajra came from a while slew of disparate project ideas that never came to fruition. The core of the idea, though, came from a completely different direction.

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Flight of the Vajra: Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 1: The Origins

How my novel 'Flight Of The Vajra' began as multiple unreconciled attempts to write a "big and bold" space opera.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-24 12:00:00 No comments


With the re-release of my new novel Flight Of The Vajra, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Somewhere along the line, I think I made a pledge to myself to try writing at least one story in every genre I can get my hands on, until either I run out of genres or I myself run out, period. Among the bases I've already rounded include space opera, and that in what I hope is a big country way. But boy, did it take a long time to get there.

(Note: Some of this has been rewritten or taken from a previous post I did on this subject, so there is some duplication of material.)

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Infinimata Press: Projects: Give It Away Now, February 2021 Edition

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By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-02-22 21:00:00 No comments


Want to read one of my books for free, along with a bunch of others that might be interesting? Check out my currently running promotions through ProlificWorks:

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Flight of the Vajra: 'Flight Of The Vajra', Remastered, Is Now Available

The "remastered" version of "Flight Of The Vajra" is now available!

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-11-23 21:00:00 No comments


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After some delays and fribble, I'm pleased to announce the "remastered" version of Flight Of The Vajra, with new cover art and tweaked innards, under the Infinimata Press brand, is now available in both recycled-tree and recycled-electron versions.

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Infinimata Press: Projects: Meanwhile, Back In The Workshop

Happenings at Chez Infinimata that are not current-events-related.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-11-09 21:00:00 No comments


A progress report from the week of last Tuesday.

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Flight of the Vajra: In For A Landing

The proof copy for the remastered "Flight Of The Vajra" has landed. With a big thud.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-10-30 21:00:00 No comments


Proof copy for the remastered Flight Of The Vajra went thud on the doorstep last night. No wonder it left a dent. Look at that thing. It probably stops point-blank .22s!

I'll be giving the inside the full rundown this coming weekend, but a cursory once-over tells me it's good.

I'm still amazed this thing turned into the monster it did. No, maybe not amazed; it's actually easier than it looks to write a long book these days. It's hard to write one that sustains its length, though, and I'm still dubious with myself as to whether I pulled that off here. But I'm still proud of what I ended up with.

To steal an old chestnut: "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter book."

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