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Atara Korrell, a retired Navy captain, is called back into service after a gifted scientist loses everything.

Is Atara serving her country? Or is she just a pawn in a great game?

Orivar is a web novel series set in the distant future. Humanity has all but mastered the exotic material known as omnium, the most common of which is called orivar: the original variety. That clear crystal is a transmuter of mass and energy, and the very existence of contemporary Civilized Space depends on it.

Deep Black, the first book in the series, begins a classic story of light versus darkness. A novel variety of omnium–one with the potential of sending Civilized Space crashing down–is stolen from a research station just beyond the Federation border. Atara Korrell, a retired Navy captain, is called to command the fastest starship ever made to chase the thieves and retrieve the stolen sample. Meanwhile, enemies both near and far vie for the omnium sample and the advanced technology powering her ship. Can Atara remain loyal in the face of seeming betrayal?


My name is Joseph. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the biological sciences. Doing what I do, I need hobbies that serve as creative outlets, and the world of Orivar has been a creative outlet for me for many years. What began as wild-eyed, youthful imagination inspired by ideas established by the science fiction greats of yesteryear was tempered by an education in the basic sciences.

The world I wanted to make was one embracing the fantastic while binding it to an elegant set of rules. Orivar‘s obsession with what has been labeled “Clarketech” pushes the world into the realm of science fantasy, but this has never bothered me. A time 6,000 years beyond our own affords a foray into the physics of the unknown–my interpretation of recognizable sci-fi tropes and how I would use them in such a world.

Ultimately, Orivar is an exercise in fun and creative freedom that I am sharing with you. Orivar.net is a place where the original narrative will always be available for free without ads. If you enjoy the story, send me an email, leave a comment, or share it with your friends. If you don’t enjoy it, no worries. At the very least, thank you for visiting my site and giving it a read.

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1675

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