The Stars

THE STORY OF NEELA

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Shaz Mohsin

“The Story of Neela” is a SciFi series written and created by filmmaker Shaz Mohsin, and illustrated by Emily Lampson. “A Jar of Ashes” is the first entry in the series and tells an intimate story about the protagonist Neela, her role aboard the Andromeda-based space station, MOKSHA-72, and the relationship she has with its Captain, Amaris Nazim.

Taking inspiration from shows like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, video games like Mass Effect, and books from Ursula Le Guin, combined with his roots as a South Asian from Bangladesh, Shaz looks to create a universe that tells a deep story about identity and cultural history. With enough support, he dreams to have this story and universe span across multiple books over the coming years. 

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MEET SOME OF THE CHARACTERS!

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NEELA

Born on Gantari, a small planet with many moons, she serves as the 1st Assistant to Captain Amaris Nazim aboard MOKSHA-72. This is her story.