Sleeping Under Jupiter

I’m working on revisions for the current novel, the one that I finished last fall for NaNoWriMo. My main character grew up on a generation ship in orbit around a gas giant, which set me looking up information about the atmosphere of Jupiter so that I could describe what the planet looked like from the ship. It looks something like this:

Can you imagine having this as your “moon”? My writing skills are completely inadequate to describe something so profound.


  1. Yikes! I know exactly what you mean. I just had to do the same thing for WIP. I got a couple of sentences down, but nothing that even comes close to capturing it.

    I think maybe drugs are required…

  2. I believe that it’s a 20-minute time lapse, though I had a hard time finding out for sure.

  3. trippy. It reminds me of things I used to see when I was having my macular detachment, free-floating and constantly mutating colored light oozing across my field of vision, a glowing that embraced in countless fibers of light the entire spectra of visible light, whether my eyes were opened or closed. It most closely resembled the flow of gasoline on a mud puddle after a rainy day, except that it was inside my eye and incandescent. Pinkfloyd wishes they had a light show like that and it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen … were it not for the terrifying realization that I was also going blind and could no longer read.

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