The beautiful sketch you saw the other day features Mira Fedor, Insignia (the organic ship) and Wanton. It portrays a very dramatic scene from Mirror Space where Mira escapes from captivity and is rescued by Insignia. As you can see Mira is pregnant – so she is protecting her baby as well as herself.
Now I get to share the first colour look. This is still the rough version but I’m staggered at how close the likeness is to my own imagination of the three. Wayne and I have talked a little about Mira and Wanton but his interpretation of Insignia is wholly his own and quite spot on.
The series will be available later this month. I’ll let you know as soon as I do! If you haven’t read it then you can check out many of the reviews here. I’m very proud of these books they pushed me and changed me.
Here’s my review favourite quote of all:
“The Sentients of Orion is a complex, highly textured and riveting space opera. It’s set across an entire galaxy populated by ‘humanesques’ and other, more alien beings; the action veers from intense family drama to planet-wrecking destruction. It considers genetic engineering, religion, politics, personal responsibility and the different forms love can take. It’s both character and plot-driven, and the conclusion totally astounded me. This is a series that has changed my way of thinking about space opera, and the characters that populate it.” Asif.
Now to have Wayne Haag illustrating a boutique graphic novel of the series is kind of a dream come true. I’m honoured to be collaborating with such a great SF talent.