A strange structure on Mars

What is it? A camera fault? I’ll send Nigel to investigate.

A rather odd geometric structure inside a crater.

A rather odd geometric structure inside a crater.

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Testing

Quick test renders of the airship.

Airship 1Airship 2

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Nigel, frolicking on Mars

A photo I took of Nigel, singing a shanty outside the station.

A photo I took of Nigel, singing a shanty outside the station. © Ralf Zeigermann

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Nigel, the little Mars robot

Slowly taking shape as a 3D model, the little fellow.

Nigel, the little robot

© Ralf Zeigermann

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To Mars

I’m working on the 3D model of my Mars ship, complete with Tesla coil propulsion system. Liftoff!

Illustration of an Airship

Airship bound for Mars. © Ralf Zeigermann

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The Martian Diaries [2]

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.

A page from the Martian Diary. © Ralf Zeigermann

A page from the Martian Diary. © Ralf Zeigermann

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It Speaks.

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.

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The Creature.

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.

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I’m still inside the dreadful hole.

But there’s a light at the bottom.

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Behind the red door.

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.

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