They do not have what you humans call “giving up” on Michelle Proulx’s home planet.
She wrote an excellent science fiction comedy novel called Imminent Danger And How To Fly Straight Into It. It’s a delightful book and I highly recommend it–but don’t buy it just yet.
See, it was originally published by an Evil Empire called iUniverse. She had problems with them, a lot of problems. After trying to resolve them through negotiation, she has managed to regain the rights and is now working on publishing Imminent Danger herself. (There is no truth to the rumor that this involved a fleet of Ssrisk battle cruisers orbiting in the moon’s shadow with photonic distructors trained on the offices of iUniverse.)
In order to cover the cost of the cover (you see what I did there? Cute, huh?) Proulx started an IndieGogo campaign. While she has made her goal, there is still time left to score some awesome swag.
In order to reward her loyal minions for making the IndieGoGo goal she has graciously agreed to give us a look at the cover of the second book of Eris’s adventures in deep space.