The novella (Angel Rising) has received short shrift around here, by the way. I should have written more about it, right?
I had a lot of fun writing it. It's an extension of the work I did with New Ceres a while back. Originally, I put together a short story about a man with the fairly thankless job of keeping deliberately low-tech planet New Ceres free of high-tech infiltrators and provocateurs. I liked the character - who modelled himself deliberately on the original Lord Byron - and so it was only natural for me to take him a bit farther. This time, poor Gordon has to deal with another planetary protector gone rogue, an invasion force, ninja, killer nuns, and an amnesiac refugee who may just hold the fate of human civilization tucked away in her head somewhere. Like I said: shitloads of fun.