minervadoe Posted December 5, 2018 Share Posted December 5, 2018 Writing novels set in the decade 2130 made me do some interesting science research. Several things became apparent when I read Michio Kaku's "Physics of the Impossible." The most important idea that I got from his book was that the breakthrough necessary to allow miniature power supplies to power a hand held laser simply are not on the horizon. I also figured that body armor was going to be made lighter and stronger. Armor piercing rounds have been around for a long time. So, what would people be shooting each other with in a hundred years? One of the guns I take to the range very frequently (a model 1911) was designed over a hundred years ago. So, why not let a group of soldiers carry Glock 10mms with armor piercing rounds. It made sense, so if it's good now, maybe it would still be good then. If it sounds compelling check out my five novels at: http://chronosscifi.com/ The Chronos series contains five novels which take place in the twenty second century. The planet Chronos is Twelve years of travel time from Earth, and it is so rich in resources that it can change the galaxy’s balance of power. Another thing that is difficult to think about realistically is the astronomical distances required to travel to another galaxy. Think about this while reflecting that star gazers are looking at the light from distant stars that was emitted billions of years ago. So, traveling at the speed of light, the stars are so distant that it billions of years for the light to get to earth. Even faster than light travel cannot cover these vast distances in any conceivable time frame. To top that off, there is no technological leap on the horizon to allow spaceships to travel any faster than today's craft. To date, the fastest man made object is the Juno spacecraft which used the Earth's orbit to slingshot it to 165,000 miles per hour. So, here's where the science fiction comes in. The books utilize two wormholes to allow space travel to far away galaxies. Chronos is a military science fiction novel which takes place in the year 2132. Man’s advances in space exploration have been evolutionary, not revolutionary. The space ships are not orders of magnitude faster than twentieth century technology, batteries for electronic weapons still take up lots of room, and expensive high tech weaponry cannot be maintained very far from the factories that created it. The frontier of mankind's space exploration is twelve years of space travel away from Earth. The corporations which are involved in planetary mining decide that it is easier and more profitable to enslave their workers and there is nothing that the governments of Earth can do about it. The best Earth can do is to hire mercenaries and utilize local militias. When the Syndicate takes over Chronos to monopolize its rich resources, they begin to develop factories to make the kinds of high tech weapons that are in short supply. If they succeed, these high tech weapons will tip the balance of power. A group of mercenaries is asked to go to Chronos and fight the huge robotic armored divisions with handheld rockets. They find a few surprises which play into their hands once they get there, including telepathic aliens and a colony of miners who turn out to be incredibly resourceful allies. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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