Writing this book, in fact my first novel, is something that gave me enormous pleasure and fulfilled a life long ambition. It is poles apart from my usual scientific writings which are constrained by set rules regarding form and style. Instead, writing a tale of fiction gave free reign to my imagination and the creative cells on the right side of my brain had a wonderful time playing!
My major lifetime ambition has always been to go up into Space - ever since I was a child I have dreamed of this. Unfortunately, being Brazilian limited my options of achieving this through an official Space program, and the selection process for the only Brazilian astronaut was sadly restricted to military personnel only. But, happily with the impending advent of Space Tourism there may still be the possibility of my going into Space in the next few years - only problem is it will cost $200,000.
Which leads me to the formation of my cunning plan! I fulfill my ambition to write novels (a series of 5 planned), and if enough people like them, buy them, and tell their friends how good the books are - then enough books will sell and I get to achieve my other ambition to go into Space! Sounds easy doesn't it?!
The book is currently being translated into English and I hope to find a publisher for it in the New Year. In the meantime, it can now be purchased online, in Portuguese, by going to the Editor AGE website (click HERE).