|All the small rocky planets of the Solar system to fight over.|
I have as the groovy kids like to say, been chillaxing: for definition of taking some time out from working on Strike Dog that mean I've been writing for the Galactic Journey, a review of Eric Frank Russell's The Great Explosion, researching what I'm going to write about for the next article, taking pictures of my wargame models for Miniature Wargaming magazine. Quite frankly I needed to take a break because all this is on top of my work in the NHS, which was a little bit stressful leading up to Xmas.
So, I've been taking some time out to do some me things. This mostly means sitting at my workbench assembling wargame models. Some authors draw or paint pictures of the stuff in their imaginations, write songs or poetry, invent new languages. Me, I make miniature soldiers of my imagined future. It's the way I roll, but more importantly it makes me happy.
The picture is a reminder that one day I want to write a near future, for definitions of near that might mean up to five hundred years ahead, story set in our Solar system with colonies on other worlds. It might feature war. Who am I kidding, it will be a war story set either around Saturn or Jupiter: there advantages and disadvantages to both.
So that's it for now, catch you on the bounce.