The new book is progressing well and now stands at 40,591, an increase of 13,318 words this week. The story is moving apace and characters continue to grow and surprise. I’ve done a little more research and learned about some new materials that are currently under development; they’ll be useful in envisioning some new inventions for the people to use. And Earth is becoming a factor in the story now; further possibilities of investigation and maybe even contact, who knows?
Make sure you read Blood Red Dust so you’re primed for the follow-up, set some distance further into the future, when it appears.
My thanks to those who’ve already done this. I really appreciate your efforts.