John Dunn is retired and lives on the south coast of England.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I simple terms, the premise of the story is based on the belief that the ensuring the very long term future of our species would be enhanced by colonisation and partial migration to another planet. The question that arises when considering colonising another planetis is, why do we mainly concentrate our efforts on the search for a ready made off-the-shelf and implausibly distant candidate? We now understand how living conditions naturally occurred on Earth and already possess the technolgy to start trying to replicate that by re-engineering a planet in our very own solar system. Why not make this the main thrust of our efforts. Our nearest two planetary neighbours are Mars and Venus. Studies show that Mars appears sterile, inactive and lacking the critical mass required to generate the gravitational pull to retain an atmosphere. Venus ison the other hand, is almost the identical size to Earth, has a super-abundance of atmosphere, albeit completely toxic, and is anything but inactive, so I chose Venus for the storyline.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The usual thing really. Tried sending my manuscripts to agents and publishers but had no interest so it was publish independently or not at all.