After a long and tiresome hiatus, I have returned to the creative keyboard (unlike the mundane one at the office). Since last autumn, some beta-readers have given me a lot of constructive feedback on the Dusk and Dawn MS, a steam(ish)-punk adventure in the Patchwork World setting. So I have started doing a thorough revision, starting from chapter one. I will do a complete overhaul of the final third of the story after realizing what will be the “hero’s journey” for protagonist Fennec. I will insert an ancient human archetype in a science fiction context, emphasizing growth and responsibility. It feels so good to return to that alien multi-faceted world, the home of so many of my dreams.
The ARES skyborne aircraft carrier in the movie War of the Worlds: Goliath. Some jewels among dieselretro aeroplanes. Click on the picture for a larger version.
The adventurous Jedha City, painted by Andrée Wallin. Click on the picture for a much larger version.
Perhaps a Slavic Steampunk Jedi, by Polish illustrator Jakub Różalski (link >>> )
A classic Star Wars event moved to a diesel-era setting, perhaps inspired by the uprisings in Warsaw 1944 and Budapest 1956. I also see a connection to the Lemuria dieselpunk setting that Krister Sundelin, Tomas Arfert and I created more than ten years ago.
Artist: Sergey Vasnev at ArtStation. Click on the picture for larger version.