A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.
Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.
Meet the Characters
Peering down at the new arrivals from behind a wall of glass on the 48th floor, are a mother and son who share a tragic secret, and a girl who’s far more than she appears.
“More guests!” the silver-haired woman shouts over her shoulder. “That’s a lot of tamales,” she mumbles under her breath. Nellie Soñador, famous for serenades and well-timed sarcasm, was arguably the greatest tamale maker in all of Mexico.
A memory tightens Rafael’s throat. His wife, Zari, and daughter, Esperanza, sitting at Nellie’s weathered kitchen table, peals of laughter layered over a soaring soprano and the singing of guitar strings, their fingers sticky with masa as they fashioned savory forts from corn husks.
He would trade all the stars in the sky for one more meal together.
Nellie narrows her eyes. “Pfft, they wouldn’t know a decent tamale if it bit them in the—”
“Mamá! Language,” Rafael scolds, his eyes darting to the girl.
“Between the construction workers and your merry band of scientists, she’s well versed in expletives by now.” Nellie winks at the girl.
The girl stifles a smile.
“Besides, she’s no niña,” Nellie whispers, sending him a knowing look. “Remember that.”
No, Rafael realizes. He studies the girl’s translucent figure. She’s a ghost.
Behind the Scenes
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Stay tuned for more Behind the Scenes next week!
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2 thoughts on “The AtoZ of EOS_Nellie Soñador”
Perfection in your choices of character representation for both Nellie and Massako!
Working on that review, honest. 🙂
Wow! A ghostly girl. I love it.