Credits

Most of the paraphernalia on this site is of my own invention.  I try to keep the science as realistic as the story permits, though, so I cadged some maps and figures from the real world.  If you want credits and references for the actual books, you'll have to buy the damn things (each comes complete with technical citations).  The following only relates to the stuff on this website:

The gorgeous cover art that greets you at the Splash Screen was done by Bruce Jensen. I'm convinced I owe half my sales to that man.

The sea-floor topographic maps on the "Channer Vent" page have been modified (this is a work of fiction, after all) from public domain images provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's VENTS site. The deep-sea fish shots on the same page were taken from the archives of Kea and Paul Duckenfield, and of Dr. Paul Yancey of Whitman College's Biology Department, Walla Walla WA.

The illustration for "Anatomy of a Rifter" was done by myself, with help from a model who prefers to remain anonymous.  I also created pretty much any image or animation on this site that isn't otherwise credited. Basically this consisted of cobbling together a variety of disconnected scans and images, then Photoshopping them together into something that could pass for an undersea habitat. (If you look closely, you might make out a piece of an old washing machine in the sea-floor wreckage on the ßehemoth intro. I was heavily influenced by National Geographic pictures of Conshelf III, an experimental undersea habitat developed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the mid-sixties.

Some elements of the "Atlantis" graphic were courtesy of David Nickle, an excellent writer and accomplished Photoshopper who has no website and therefore cannot be linked to.

The earth-from-space globes that figure in several of theMaelstrom illustrations were generated by John Walker's Earth and Moon Viewer (I browned-up the land masses and shrank the icecaps to keep the images current with 2050).

The diagram of Maelstrom circa 2051 was formatted after a map of the present-day Internet in a recent issue of Science magazine, and similar figures spied online (for example,here).

The water on the Maelstrom intro screen ripples thanks to a public-domain applet snagged from "Doran Gray II"'s java archive at Webmoments. The news-scroller applet on the Maelstrom side of the site comes courtesy of The Incredibly Dull And Boring Personal Pages of E. A. (Ed) Graham, Jr., with thanks. The bubble stream on the ßehemoth intro was based on a humungous 20-Megabyte animation by Prof. Andrei V. Smirnov of West Virginia University; I condensed the final product down to a more manageable 50k, at the cost of some jerkiness in the flow.

The author photo was taken by Karen Fernandez. The picture of me and the Ben Franklin is courtesy of Laurie Channer.