The Blackness of Space ch. 3A man stood before Eric.
"Major," Eric said, inclining his head a little bit.
"Dr. Horrer." The Major said. He was Major James Killre. The polar opposite of Eric, this man was 6'7" and his hands were large enough to cover not only Eric's face, but entire head and neck. And for all his bulk, the Major did not intimidate Eric, however hard he tried.
"Dr. Horrer," the Major said again, "we will be starting the test of the Hiem engine soon."
"Good," replied Eric "I'm eager to start. I'll get down to the engine room an--"
But Major Killre cut Eric off in mid-sentence.
"No, you won't be going down to the engine room, we made you a station here."
Major Killre motioned to a seat in a corner.
"Actually," said Eric, a little aggravated, "I wanted to have a more hands-on part in this as I did help develop the Hiem engine."
"You will go were you told to go." Major Killre said sternly.
"Of course," replied Eric, "I forgot I was your trained dog."
Eric took a mock bow and went to his station.
The Blackness of Space ch. 2Ten hours. To Eric it seemed incredible. Before the Hiem system was built it would take four years to get to Mars and back. A weekend trip to Mars? Eric chuckled to himself, he was engaged to a girl back home and he imagined what she would think if he announced that they would be going to Mars for their honeymoon.
"Evlyn would love that," he said softly.
Just then the PA system called out, Dr. Horrer report to the cockpit.
Eric sighed loudly as the announcement repeated itself. He rolled his eyes,
"I'm coming! Chill out a second! Jeez..."
Eric walked over to a small intercom by the door to his quarters.
"I'll be right there," he said as he pressed the button on the intercom.
Eric walked down a small corridor toward the bow. Gravity in space had been a problem for quite awhile but then some Air Force genius figured it out, he was on the news EVERY DAY. Eric thought that the artificial gravity felt a little too light. But, he thought, that was probably just his mind
The Blackness of Space ch. 1Eric looked softly into the blackness. That was the interesting thing about space, the blackness. There was billions upon billions of stars, some ten times larger and brighter than Earth's sun but there was still room for darkness. Another interesting thing about space was how small it made you feel. There was trillions of planets, stars, planetoids, meteors, asteroids, comets and various debris. And floating in the gloom and the nothingness was a five mile-long spacecraft, but for it's length it appeared naught but a speck of bright metal.. Eric was aboard the USS Liberty, the first in a new line of spacecraft implementing a new Hiem hyperdrive. There are certain things you expect when you think of an Astronaut and Eric was none of them. You expect a tall, strapping male. Clean-shaven with the classic military crew-cut. First, Eric was not even a military man, however he was the best in his field of the theoretical Hiem space propulsion system. He wouldn't have gone into sp
Cross the Continuum Episode 1Cross The Continuum
Series 1 Episode 1:Crossing the Continuum
Nick's life hadn't been that interesting throughout all his twenty-nine
years. But such was the life of many in modern-day London, or so Nick
told himself. Now, Nicholas Harris was not a lazy bloke, but rather
one that just couldn't be bothered. Indifferent was the word. That
morning he woke up at eight o'clock, just like every other day, and
got ready for work. Being a trolley attendant wasn't that exciting,
but that didn't bother him. As he opened his front door to leave,
there was a massive thunder followed by a streak of light across the sky. Not like lightning, but like like a falling star. "That's odd," thought Nick as he opened the door to his car. Mr. Godfree from next door rushed out of his house, still tying his robe.
"Oi!" he shouted at Nick, "You hear that just now? Fat lot a good that weatherman
is. Sunny, he said. SUNNY!"
"Yeah," Nick said, detached.
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