What is it? A camera fault? I’ll send Nigel to investigate.
Slowly taking shape as a 3D model, the little fellow.
I’m working on the 3D model of my Mars ship, complete with Tesla coil propulsion system. Liftoff!
Hm, this original illustration is from February 2009. It surely won’t take me another 4 years to get the book finished? Or even published?
Ah, the difficulties of getting pressing things actually done. Or just normal things anyway.
In a manic rage this horrible creature started yelling at me. And what it said was incredible.
Over the next few days I will try to write it all down truthfully. This may take some time, not because of the shouting that was going on, but because the thing spoke in the Martian Cydonia dialect which is a bugger to translate.
And then the cave disappeared and Mars disappeared and the shadow morphed into the Universe. And out of the Universe came the most abominable creature ever.
But there’s a light at the bottom.
It took me quite a while opening the lock. It was a 4-dimensional Hyper-lock and resisted all my efforts which became more and more desperate. In the end I just blew a hole into the dreaded door.
The door lead into a vast cave (which looked a bit like a cheap set from Star Trek, the original series) with some more strange Martian plumbing inside. Is this the brewery?
And then, at the far end of the cave … my hands are still trembling. The most extraordinary, horrible and shocking thing happened, but I will try to write it all down as a warning for future generations.