Author/artist Michael Carroll has thirty books in print. His second novel, a cosmic murder mystery called Europa’s Lost Outpost, was released at Christmas of 2016 through Springer. He is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts, and recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts. One of his paintings is on the surface of Mars—in digital form—aboard the Phoenix lander. He likes orange marshmallow circus peanuts, which have been outlawed by the nutritional councils of several countries.