I originally thought the title of my novel-in-progress was going to be Deep Fire. I had envisioned writing a science fiction thriller set on a mining station in space, but that wasn’t the novel I wound up writing. I never bothered to change the title on the file, however, but I knew it needed to be changed. Unfortunately, I’m terrible with titles, so I’ve been languishing under the old one.
I think I now have a new working title (or something close), and one that may just stick: The Well of Infinity. Or maybe Infinity’s Well. I haven’t quite decided which of the two I like better. If you have any thoughts, I’d like to hear them.
If you’re curious about the novel itself, here’s a book jacket teaser I came up with last year (with thanks to Marc Schuster for some suggested revisions):
A man lost in time. A survivor of a deadly plague. A fugitive and her traumatized clonemate. Captain Halcyon Jonah has assembled them to finish a mission that has already cost his previous crew their lives. If they succeed, each may find personal salvation. If they fail, their mission may destroy the galaxy.
If I can get my revisions done before the end of the calendar year, I’ll probably submit it to the open call at Angry Robot. I’ve got a long way to go, however, so I guess I better get back at it.