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Adult #20: THE CHAMOS PROJECT (Science Fiction)
Alexis Ames
Mentored by:
Sarah Remy
Book Title:
The Chamos Project
2018 Adult Entries
Science Fiction
Word Count:


After twenty years away, Doctor Leander Dade is forced to return to space, with orders to help humanity find a new home. When sabotage strands their ship, Leander must either put his trust in an old enemy or doom the ship’s civilian passengers.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets Battlestar Galactica. #LGBTQ+



Even through the ship’s double hull, the crash of waves was deafening. Leander had to shout to be heard. 

“Narang, grab the light!”

The flickering bulb above Leander’s head swung in a wide arc as the ship swayed, its intermittent light giving the impression that the room was spinning. It would have knocked him in the back of the head had he not been bent low over his latest patient, carefully working a ten-centimeter shard of metal out from between his ribs. Gilchrist had passed out already from the pain, so Leander only had to contend with the uncertain light and the deck pitching beneath his feet. Narang grabbed the wayward bulb, re-focusing the light on the wound.

“Steady,” Leander muttered under his breath, as though by force of will alone he could calm the sea. The shard came free at last. Blood spilled from the gaping hole it left behind, soaking the rag he pressed to the wound in order to staunch the flow. “Autosuture!”

Sanders tossed him the device, and Leander started to close the wound. He was thankful they had not yet run out of autosuture units, or else he would be forced to wield a needle with a steady hand while the ship was tossed about on angry seas. Their dermal regenerators had already been run into the ground by the casualties of the engine room fire six hours before.

The entire room lurched to starboard. Leander slammed into the table, his hip connecting with the edge with a sharp crack.

8 responses to “Adult #20: THE CHAMOS PROJECT (Science Fiction)”

  1. Lauren Spieller says:

    Congratulations on completing Pitch Wars! I’d love to keep reading. Please send your query in the body of an email, plus your full manuscript and a synopsis (attached). I look forward to reading!

    Lauren Spieller
    TriadaUS Literary Agency

  2. Kat Enright says:

    Oh, this is a great scene, and I have a such soft spot for doctor characters! Can you please send me the query, synopsis, and full to kat@theseymouragency,com?

    P.S. If more than one agent at the Seymour Agency requests this, please only send to one of us! Best of luck.

  3. Quressa Robinson says:

    Dear Alexis,

    Congrats on making it through the editing rounds with your mentor! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to check out everyones showcase samples. Based on what I’ve read so far, I’d love to see more. Please query me at this link (QueryMe.online/QueryQuressa/PitchWars2019) and follow the directions. If more than one NLA agent requests work from you it is okay to query more than one of us, just give us a heads-up. Good luck!


  4. Ginger Clark says:

    Hi, I would love to see this. Please send the full manuscript as an attachment (a PDF, RTF, or Word Document is fine) to my email address which is gc@cbltd.com . Please include “Pitchwars 2019 Request” in the subject line. Thank you very much.

  5. Erik Hane says:

    Hi Alexis!

    This sounds intriguing, and I enjoyed your first page. If you feel so inclined, please do send the full manuscript as a word doc to erik@redsofaliterary.com. Just mention in the subject line that you’re a Pitch Wars mentee.

    Thanks so much! I hope to hear from you. Good luck throughout the rest of the event.

    Erik Hane

  6. Zabé Ellor says:

    This looks absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to see more! Please send the query, synopsis, and first 30 pages to me via QueryManager (http://queryme.online/ZabeEllor)

    If more than one JDLA agent requests your project, please submit to the one you feel will be the best fit!

  7. Kristin Nelson says:

    Dear Alexis,
    I’d love to take a look at your manuscript THE CHAMOS PROJECT. I have a special event set up in Query Manager for Pitch Wars incoming submission materials. Just click on my unique link and I’ll look forward to reading your novel.


  8. Hillary Jacobson says:

    Hi Alexis,

    Your pitch has caught the eye of my brilliant colleague Tamara Kawar. She would love to read. Please do send the full manuscript as a word document to tkawar@icmpartners.com.

    My best,