About the Author
Science Fiction Is Fun
The thing about writing science fiction, is that it is fun. When I decided that Windrunner’s Daughter and should be set on Mars, I did a lot of research into what it would take to terraform that planet. I found out really interesting facts about space mirrors, asteroids being diverted, algae, ethics, distances, climates, gases, rocks and all sorts of brilliant things.
I researched flight and wind patterns, biospheres and biology.
I put in exploding space ships, giant machinery, Martian snake monsters, a plague and a pyramid. I gave people wings.
Part of the book is inspired by events in Europe in the 14th century, when an English village found out that the plague had arrived and quarantined themselves, not letting anyone in or out, until the illness burned itself out. They all died, but the illness did not spread further, not from them.
Science fiction can be inspired by many different things, even things that happened hundreds of years ago.
There are serious issues in my book, but mainly it’s fun. It was fun to write and I hope fun to read. It’s filled with action, adventure and flying over alien landscapes.
I hope you like it.