Well, that's it. That's the end of the Eden trilogy, and I leave both the planet and its denizens behind. I enjoyed writing about the Edenites and their interaction with the human species, but I'm done with them now.
As I've mentioned before, I've made the Eden "universe" an open one (in SOL terms), so if someone else wants to take a whack at continuing the saga, have at it. I had this rather vague notion of the Edenites over time setting up shop as a latter-day oracle of Dephi, whose advice is sought across a wide spectrum of matters, by virtue of the extraordinary intellectual capability that their telepathically linked mental collective allows. It would of course have to be done with a completely new cast of human characters (mine are getting along in years, you know), and my thinking never got past the conceptual stage. Meantime, I have something entirely different in mind as a new project, on which, provided time allows and I can overcome a few personal difficulties, I hope to commence.
This will be my last post for a while. I still have four other completed novels which sooner or later may find their way here, but not just yet. If you're interested, they're available for Kindle (or its free PC emulation) on Amazon, as are the four I've so far posted here.
Meantime, I thank all those who've voted me right up there. I'm proud you've rated my offerings so highly. And I'm pleased indeed about the large numbers of downloads. We authors live for readers of our words; it's kind of the point. From the days of Homer, the blind Greek itinerant who wandered the countryside telling his tales of the Trojan war and its aftermath to all who'd listen before ever they were committed to paper, the interested audience has always been and will always be the true reward.