The Unbroken Blade #31 (Orlin)

“It is a satellite?” “My team analyzed the overhead images the asset provided, your Majesty,” HarMakeg said. “They came from something at least four-hundred kilometers above the surface.” Orlin got up from his chair and looked at the sky through the East windows. Lor was low, but still above the horizon in the West, so …

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The Unbroken Blade #26 (Orlin)

The test results were in. And Orlin’s best analysts still had no answer. After days of bombardment from every direction they knew that Emprin interdiction lasers engaged artillery rounds as soon as they rose above the horizon in an optimally efficient pattern, as if they knew the rounds were coming before they possibly could have …

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The Unbroken Blade #25.5

Everything is gone. Everything. No shipyard, no stations, no satellites. Even the mining bases in the asteroid ring are gone. There’s nothing in the Lor system but clouds of debris. Even above Dankar. What happened here? -Tegar Kaev ArKalak, Homeward Militia. Excerpt from personal journal, 2137 YL Continue to Chapter #26 >>> <<< Go back …

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Science for the Sci-Fi Writer

A while back I came across the ultimate all-in-one-place science reference for Science Fiction writers. It’s a site called Atomic Rockets, located at ProjectRho.org and run by a guy named Winchell Chung. It’s essentially a site dedicated to giving writers/game-designers/movie-producers the serious scientific lowdown on living/working/travelling/fighting/anything in space or on another world. On the sliding …

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Superpower Implications #1: Space Exploration

This post will not be about superheroes. I love them, truly, but I'm a sci fi man at heart and prefer some logic when I write about a world (FTL aside), something that many superheroes seem to flee from when finding sensible applications for their powers. Instead, this post will be about things that would be different in …

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