As nearly everyone knows, I'm working on a YA Sci-Fi novel with a very familiar plot.
I'm up to 40 pages on it now, actually. (and I have a cultural beta)
Basically this teenage bar prostitute and actress (Evita) becomes the mistress of a Cuban military officer 20 years older than her (Juan Peron, called Juan Valverde in my version) in order to further her acting/singing career and get involved in politics. She gives birth to twins (departure from the basic Evita plot), while her lover becomes advisor to the president and secretly wants to be President. Using her connections, gained from years of seducing long-time bar clients, movie directors and other media personalities, Evita uses her radio show (she has one due to a previous lover) to highlight important political issues. She suggests that she and Juan make a clone of Che Guevara and raise him to be an infiltrator/spy, to make it easier for Juan to be President, so "We'll— you'll be handed power on a plate!" As Che grows up, Eva uses him as her Morality Pet
/conscience, creating a very close bond between them. He uses her show to make sarcastically funny broadcasts and since he's been trained as an infiltrator, he's able to blend in with different sections of society and comment on their attitudes.
Would anyone want to read a sci-fi version of Evita? (Where Eva doesn't die of cancer)
edited 6th Dec '12 2:22:25 AM by MorwenEdhelwen