When going through edits on Covenant, my editor had a few questions on locations, figuring out where the characters were and so on, and while a lot of that should always be clarified in the text itself, I found it really helpful to draw a simple map. And thinking about it, I´ve always liked having maps to refer to when reading something in an unfamiliar world. In fantasy maps are almost mandatory, but science fiction isn´t that different, in that the world is often not easily recognizable.
So I figured I´d show you my map of the Covenant. Okay, this is definitely not art, and should I decide to include a map in my books, I would´t include this hasty little sketch…
So what do you think? Do you like having maps in your books? Do you think I need to include a map in Covenant (if so, I´m in hurry…)? Would you like a map of Aurora, perhaps?
Feel free to comment!