THE OUTPOST (available @Red Rose Publishing)
by J.H. Bográn
Mainstream: Sci Fi
Release: February 28th, 2008
Karl Jackson and Joseph Doyle are stationed aboard Track 7, an outpost monitoring the traffic in and out of the solar system. When Karl wakes up with his nose pressed against a metal plank, he soon realizes that the lack of gravity is only the beginning of his problems.
"Joe, my space suit is not working properly. I'm getting dizzy. Which is the fastest way to the door?" said Karl into his radio.Joe Dyles' voice came after a second, "Right on, partner. Let me see….Okay, turn to your left and go as fast as you can. I'm heading down to the chamber to help you get in."Karl followed his partner's direction but found himself facing the rear of a thruster. He saw a gleam of pure white light growing into a flame right in the center of the hollow exhaust. An invisible forced pressed his chest hurling him away from the station.Confused and dizzy, he tried desperately to grab one of the handles but he was a millisecond too late: the station was whirling away!
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J.H.'s Sci-Fi Inspiration
I'm a big sci-fi fan. The first movie I remember walking into a theater was, well you guessed it, Star Wars. Later called "A new hope" by those in the know. I was six at the time.
By the way, although I don't qualify as a card-carrying Trekie, I do love the show and films. Hell I even know what the "T." stands for in Cpt. James T. Kirk!
To me, Sci-Fi does not necessarily mean laser guns. I see the genre more about the sophisticated technology that we half expect/ half hope to reach in the future.
I feel more comfortable wearing the "thriller author" hat, but this time around I went after a sci-fi setting. The Outpost is a sci-fi short. It started with the horrendous title of "Deep Space, Deep Trouble" that I prepared for a writing curse. My classmates all loved the conflict and the unexpected twist in the end.
It only has two characters, Karl Jackson and Joe Doyle. They are stationed in orbit around the edge of the Solar System, then we have conflict as they have to fight a mal-functioning station (No, there is no HAL 9000 mainframe computer behind it).
J.H. is a multilingual, Multi-published and Multi-genre author.
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