Another inspiring work Moonchild. Love everything about it. Especially the cold atmosphere. And not just because of the snow, but of the colors you chose as well. I really like the "visual path" you made in this one, guiding the eye through the left-handed astronaut first, then down to the ship, because of its bright glare, and finally to the man standing at the right, encased around bright snow. It kinda tells a story. Very creative use of contrast here, really like it.
By the way, I read The Breach... wow, is all I can say. Instantly bought Ghost Country after I finished it. Mind-twisting ending that book has. (The Breach) Thanks for reccomending it.
PS: Me thinking here, you should do a CA of The Whisper... That would be a really powerful sight. If its legally possible, of course. I'm going to give it a try myself, but I think It'd be a few years of practice before it might look remotely close to what you can do.