(Beware the errors. Hot off the press!)
The Argent cleared the Earth’s atmosphere and slowed to a stop. Guthrie powered down the ship’s engines and she floated freely.
“Master Billy,” Guthrie said, “I have parked us in a stable orbit and we will need to remain here while I go to the observatory.”
“Yeah. Sure.” Billy snatched a sheet of paper from the air nearby. “Here’s the form. I know you don’t believe in writing anything down, but us humans can’t remember numbers worth a damn. Well, that’s not quite true. I did know one fellow who could remember numbers.”
“Master Koothrappally?” Guthrie asked. “You have alluded to him in the past.”
“I’m willing to bet he could out-compute even you,” Billy said.
“I will make a full recording of everything required,” Guthrie said. “I calculate that we are twenty-seven hours behind in our launch window. We will likely need…
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I’m intrigued when any writer blasts their characters out of the Victorian, or other historical era, and into outer space. Edgar Allan Poe did it with The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaallin in 1835, Jules Verne followed with The Earth To the Moon in 1865, and in 1901 H. G. Wells wrote The First Men In The Moon. These Regency/Victorian/Edwardian tales offer great inspiration for modern steampunk writers. Jules Verne’s The Earth To The Moon was one of my greatest inspirations for Conquistadors In Outer Space.
George: First of all, we really should have been in space (and I’m not talking about NASA or the ESA, I’m talking about ALL of us) a damn long time ago. All we’re doing here is…
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Nicboth: The Journey Begins [Kindle Edition]
Cleve Sylcox (Author), Elizabeth Mackey (Illustrator)
Imagine a mountain where Angels go to rest.
It is in another dimension hidden from human eyes, accessible only by divine guidance. Now, imagine demons fighting demons, fallen angels seeking to regain their former glory by returning to God, but stopped by demonic forces beyond their control. Add in the human element of curiosity, greed, and lust for power and you have, Nicboth – The Journey Begins.
Four humans stumble upon an old chest in an abandoned ammo dump. In it rest the secrets of the past, forsaken, but not forgotten. Two more humans, half way around the world, seek to unravel a mystery to a mountain where angels dwell. Their paths interlock as they strike out against a demon – General Que, whose strength is only matched by his desire to destroy all human life.
The Frailty of Hope
By Corrie Fischer
This collection of four poems expresses the pain of loss, depression, and hopelessness.
About Corrie Fischer
I was born in Fort Oglethorpe, GA but only lived there the first three days of my life. As the daughter of a military chaplain, my life of travels continued on for many years. I have lived in eight different states and over fifteen homes. When I was sixteen years old, I started attending college. At the age of eighteen, I was accepted as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Life circumstances challenged my completion of a degree for some time, but I graduated in 2013. I currently reside in my Fayetteville, Arkansas home with my two dogs and a leopard gecko.