Sunday, November 27, 2016
While we've known for a while that there is water on Mars, The Orthogonal Galaxy suggested a lot of underground water that astronauts at Camp Mars could tap into. A recently published article claims that one crater on Mars is believed to host an ice sheet under its surface that would contain as much water as Lake Superior
I continue to enjoy reading about science updates that directly relate to the science fiction of the Galaxy Series. Sometimes, articles like the one above corroborate my efforts, while others seem to oppose some of the "science" I attempt to use. Either way, it's always enjoyable to see advances in science. Finding Great Lake-sized water shelves on Mars could significantly improve prospects for future human exploration and/or colonization.
Fans everywhere have been clamoring to know what happened to promising new author, Michael L. Lewis. (Ok, the truth is a couple of guys at the office keep asking when book 2 will be published.) ;-)
Well, I'm here to say that I am alive and well. It's been a very busy year which has distracted me from working on the sequel to The Orthogonal Galaxy. Over the last 9 months, I have poured over notes from my beta readers and my editor. I received a lot of great feedback that I think will make book 2 even better than the first. As a result, I have finished a second draft that I am now reading through for plot continuity and major editorial issues. I am also pleased to announce the title of book 2: The Twisted Galaxy
I hope to publish this novel sometime early in 2017, so plan on a New Year's Resolution of reading this book next year!