The picture above is taken from the cover art of my science fiction novel
The Children of Tau Ceti. The art itself was created with the
Gimp, a fantastic graphics manipulation
program that is freely available.
The picture depicts the destination of a great space ship carrying a
An Earth-like planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Ceti. Only a dozen years
away at light speed, a few hundred if traveling in a space ship. A planet named
Eden by those who discovered it.
The Eden of my story is largely a water covered world, often clouded. From
orbit, it's an enticing place of apparent serenity.
Then again, even black widows have their charm.
The Children of Tau Ceti was entered into the 15th Annual
International Self-Published Book Awards contest.
Here's the judge's commentary:
"The Children of Tau Ceti" is excellent science fiction with a
most fascinating cast of characters set in an unusual world -- with even more
unusual inhabitants. This author knows how to develop and describe unknown
worlds, people and creatures so that they are believable. The plot is
fascinating and multi-layered with plenty of action and surprises. The dialogue
sounded realistic through-out and moved the plot along. A fascinating
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