It's the last day of the A-to-Z Challenge! Z is for Zeta Reticuli, a binary star about 39 light-years from Earth, and fairly popular in science fiction. If you've never heard a firsthand account of riding a hyperspace zipline, I'll sum it up in two words: pure terror. Humans just weren't meant for hyperspace travel, and … Continue reading Z-End of the Line
A story written for day 1 of the A-to-Z challenge. A is for Albert Einstein, celebrated Nobel prize-winning physicist (for his explanation of the photoelectric effect), one of the founders of modern physics, and renowned hater of socks. "Put down the brain and let's talk." Xav squinted at the thief, gamma pistol aimed squarely at his … Continue reading Albert Einstein’s Brain is Stolen!
The maximum delta-v of a rocket depends on the exhaust velocity of its propellant... But what if our propellant traveled faster than light?