It’s been a while since my last blog entry. But I’ve had a busy summer with family reunions, local flying, some serious beach time on the North Carolina shore, and travel up to Maine. Check out the colors of this panoramic sunset view over the St. George River in Maine the night before Hurricane Lee blew by.
And oh yea . . . COVID. Yep, after all these years avoiding the bug, it finally caught me. Good news is that I’m fully vaccinated and having minimum symptoms and am finishing up my regiment of Paxlovid. At this point, it feels like a common cold/allergy. Needless to say, I feel lucky as I continue to read about others who end up in the hospital or worst still the morgue. So, this ailment is not to be trifled with.
But this down time has given me the opportunity to continue writing MILK RUN. I just posted the second half of the climax portion of the story.
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MILK RUN is a military science fiction space battle story about a young, fresh out of SpaceComm, captain on what he thought would be an easy first mission. But instead, he’s challenged to lead a crew and ship much older than he against an enemy that is using his own fiancée to destroy him, his ship and his mission.
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Now some folks may have a problem with this climax scene (titled Scratch One Gunship) that ends with thermonuclear explosions and shock waves in space. Wait, shockwaves in space . . . space that’s empty? What’s going on here?
Well, as we know, shockwaves, require a medium like air or water to travel through. But many believe that space is a vacuum, so traditional shockwaves cannot travel through space. However, space is not a perfect vacuum, it’s filled with a thin soup of particles and fields, including plasma. In this environment, shockwaves can occur, such as those created by solar flares, thermonuclear and/or supernova explosions. Space shock waves will vary in strength depending on the density of the medium they travel through.
OK, that’s it for now. Enjoy and please comment on what you think of the story.