A to Z Challenge – Letter P

The letter P is good for speculative fiction. So many words to choose from. I decided on two words: PENTAGRAM for fantasy and PLANET for sci-fi.

Here is my cover for PENTAGRAM.

I wonder why a pentagram has always been considered magical?

This one is for PLANET.  

Alien music must be different from our own. Do you know any composer whose music sounds alien to you?

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9 Responses to A to Z Challenge – Letter P

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    I have so many thoughts on pentagrams and other magical symbols.

    If you look at a pentagram alone, it is equally connecting five points, each to exactly two opposite points in a balance. Five is exactly the number you need to do this while adding intersections and complexity. With three you have a triangle. With four a square or a simple cross. Whether or not you believe in it (I don’t really), magic is all about complexity AND balance. The pentagram is a quick and easy way to express that concept. If you’re interested, I don’t remember the text but I’m pretty sure I first learned about this from a book on Wicca I read. Or maybe I came up with it myself. Either way, it’s one of those things that once you see it, it’s like, oh yeah, it is exactly like that!

    I love the pentagram symbol. It says so much in such a compact space about how the human mind likes to make connections. But that is why it is so popular in magic. It represents balance in a confined space. It has been so maligned in so much anti-witchcraft literature I feel like it’s worth saying this to say it. There’s actually rich meaning behind it and not just woo-woo hand-waving magic.

  2. alexjcavanaugh says:

    First one really turned out great!

  3. Steph W says:

    I like both concepts. In terms of shapes, I really prefer higher point counts like hexagrams and decagrams. I wonder if the five points relate to the elements (earth, fire, air, water, metal)?

  4. Awe and wonder at your creativity.
    Sadly quite a lot of ‘modern’ music sounds alien to me.

  5. Anne Nydam says:

    I like the idea of alien music. The girl on that cover looks a little sad, or at least pensive, though.
    Black and White: P for Plurimiregia

  6. Frédérique says:

    Both are great! I mean, your book covers. I don’t know for alien music ;))

  7. Mrs Fever says:

    Yoko Ono’s music sounds pretty alien to me (to answer your question). 🙂

    I think there have been a lot of ‘alien’ musical firms over time; everything we’re now accustomed to was once new, after all. 😉

  8. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I like the cover for pentagram.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with an A-Z of Faerie: Paladin

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