My writing time of late has been mostly absorbed by a Sci-fi novel, Stardusters and Lizardmen, a sequel to my novel about aliens invading Iowa, Catch a Falling Star. It is not set on Earth. It is a post-apocalyptic story about an Earth-like world and a civilization of lizardmen that have destroyed themselves by abusing their environment, wallowing in greedy politics, and fighting biologically manipulated war.
The Tellerons, who have failed to invade Earth, accidentally end up at the lizardmen’s planet and have to find a home, though they would rather find it anywhere else in the universe if they had a choice.
If the visitors from outer space, both Telleron and Earthmen are going to survive, their best hope is the character featured in the Paffooney. Her name is Sizzahl. She is very unusual in many ways. She is a little-girl genius who is the only Galtorrian lizard-person on the whole planet who doesn’t eat meat. She also is a scientist studying ecology and genetics, hoping to bring her people back from the brink of extinction. I like this character, and she is the reason that I have decided to follow this novel project through to the end. I hope you like her too, even though she’s a dedicated nudist and hippie-style back-to-nature commie freak.