Stretched My Imagination To The Max

David Gittlin
David Gittlin Author Interview

Micromium follows a team of astronauts and specialists to investigate a mining accident on Mars, but they uncover some startling secrets along the way. What were some sources that informed this novella’s development?

I’m not a scientist nor do I have scientific training. Therefore, I had to read several books about the red planet. I also watched a few NASA video documentaries about Mars.

What challenges did you set for yourself as a writer with this book?

The real challenge lay in imagining the backdrop of the story on Mars. The research I did on the planet helped to fill in the blanks. Writing the novel definitely stretched my imagination to the max.

Where did you get the idea for Micromium?

The idea came to me in a dream. I remember seeing a glowing piece of ore in a cut-away view of an asteroid. I had read something about mineral mining on asteroids, the Moon, and Mars.

What do you enjoy the most about writing novellas?

Novellas are what’s happening for me lately. Currently, I’m writing a novella series that will contain at least three books. The three books together will comprise a good-sized novel, but they will also be separate stand-alone stories that readers can enjoy in any order.

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The year is 2038. Earth’s biosphere is on the brink of destruction from the effects of global warming and pollution. The World Energy Council has awarded a lucrative contract to a major US corporation to mine a precious ore discovered by the first manned mission to land on Mars. One kilo of Micromium can power a large city for a year without environmental side effects. Micromium promises to provide clean energy to a thirsty planet far into the future.When two people die in a mining accident on Mars, the World Energy Council sends Commander Logan Marchant and a crack team of astronaut specialists to investigate.Confronted with a lack of cooperation from the mining colonists, the investigation is further complicated by Logan’s growing attraction to the team’s beautiful and brainy geologist. While tensions and tempers rise, Logan and the audit team make one shocking discovery after another, until the investigation leads them into mortal danger, and ultimately, to a surprising conclusion.

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