"The heavens call to you, and circle around you, displaying to you their eternal splendors, and your eye gazes only to earth."~Dante Alighieri
Michael Carroll is an illustrator, painter, writer, teacher, editor, consultant, colleague, friend, husband, and father. For over 40 years, he has used his gifts and talents to contribute to everything from museums and videos to books and magazines. His books and articles range from subjects as old as a trilobite to those as alien as a methane sea. This website offers a selection of his many paintings and books. Some are technical, some are humorous, but all are crafted with great scientific respect.
Painting & Illustration
Decades of fine art experience have created a wide ranging portfolio, featured in international publications.
On the shore of a methane sea beneath glowering skies, atmospherics researcher Abigail Marco finds herself in the middle of murder, piracy and colleagues who seem to be seeing sea monsters and dead people from the past.
At Europa’s most remote outpost, one by one, team members who shared the cruise out from Earth begin to die under suspicious circumstances. It all begins with the first submarine dives into Europa’s subsurface ocean. The deaths have all the symptoms of some sort of plague, despite Europa’s seemingly sterile environment.