How much do I love the planetary map that Jack Kotz is working on for me for The Stars Change? I asked him to do a map that showed Jump (hyperspace) connections between the systems in the book, and he exceeded my expectations. This is just a draft, but here's a sneak peek at the artwork -- it's so old-school! I have to figure out if I can afford to use a printer (instead of POD) so I can maybe get this as endpapers in the hardcover. That would be SO COOL.
Any recommendations for affordable printers very welcome. I haven't started researching this yet, but I need to get moving on it if I hope to have the book ready for Christmas. (The text is almost done; just a few more hours of work from me, and it's ready to send to the copyeditor/proofreader. Possibly might even finish it tomorrow, if the gods smile.)