As resources became scarce on Terra humans took to the stars to feed their voracious appetite for materials. Manís greed ensured that conflicts started on the surface were pursued vigorously into the void.
The level of technology attained at the time of manís entry into the void constricted ships to the limits of Newtonís theories of physics. The early ships had to overcome their mass to change direction, which exhausted huge amounts of fuel. Mass became the primary design constraint
The primary component of shield technology is a powerful electro-magnetic field. This field in itself can be used to disrupt physical objects or charged objects. However, its real function is to hold a web of cold plasma in place. The ionised plasma deflects surface electrons of incoming atoms.
This type of field is extremely effective at dispersing lasers, particle beams and projectile weapons. Plasma beams pose an issue as it heats the cold plasma causing
Pulsed Energy Projectile.
An intense pulse of laser energy ablates the surface of the target creating exploding plasma. The weapon causes surface damage due to heat and a small amount of kinetic damage due to the force of the explosion. An EM field is also produced, which affects electronics and causes nerve pain in humans. Anti-personnel weapons can be used to stun opponents at low power levels, leaving just a small burn.
Quantum communications are based upon Quantum Entanglement. Particles that have interacted and become entangled in the past will continue to interact when separated by distance. A change in a particleís state will be mirrored in the entangled particle, regardless of distance. For instance the polarisation of two separated previously interacting photons. This photon can be referred to as Qubit. A series of Qubit states can be used to transmit information almost instantaneously. A photonic qubit can
A Wormhole gate uses the principles of the Alcubierre drive to create an energy tunnel to another point in space many light years away. Space craft are able to navigate through these short tunnels in minutes and emerge from the far side light years from their last real space coordinates.
Two gates are required to create a wormhole. If the tunnel isnít terminated in a stable manner the destination isnít guaranteed as an untethered wormhole behaves in a similar way to a disconnected
Contemporary FTL drives are based upon the ancient concept of the Alcubierre drive. The concept relies upon expanding space-time behind a ship and shrinking the fabric of space in front of it. The ship itself does not move, space-time slides beneath the ship. Creating these shifts in space-time can be achieved by the use of a dark energy bubble. The trick is to position the ship on the meniscus of the bubble in order to create the effect needed for virtual propulsion.
The bubble itself
Originally they were referred to as Linkers, now theyíre known as Mind Pilots. Their abilities arenít specifically geared towards the piloting of space faring vessels but with the odds stacked heavily in their favour their exploits at the helm of powerful spacecraft seem heroic to the masses when aired on the media channels.
A rare genetic anomaly that has proven not to be hereditary and impossible to reproduce by geneticists, legally or otherwise, instantly transforms a minute number
In order to investigate the idea of strong romance coupled with fantasy creating a black hole of craptasticness in the fantasy-novel universe, I decided to read waaaaaay too many new fantasy/romance books in my short break between spring/summer semesters. Unfortunately, I had to conclude that the fantasy physicists are correct: none of them are good (and I kind of knew that going into it but...sometimes I like to read things that make me throw the book against the wall, it's the Italian in me).
The only fantasy related post upon Yon Bonny Bloggie Thingie thus far.
Updated June 19th, 2011 at 09:32 PM by Aelia
An interview on an Aussie blog / website http://www.needtoreadthis.com/randomacts.html and another 4/5 star review on smashwords...
But now it's Monday again... booo...
And I don't even know this person. I mean, I know her now. I didn't know her before she read the book.
I'm breaking out the red wine. Wait, I've already done that. Okay, I'm breaking out more.
I heart reading had told me that she had given 4/5 stars. Hooray, I thought, how nice...
At no point did I think she'd come up with such a massive and detailed review!
My first interview as well!
Yep, this is just to link to my wordpress blog: http://thedarkword.wordpress.com.
Interview with lit agent Eddie Schneider on my blog this week:
Bookd Out is hosting a giveaway for Quest of the Demon.
How awesome is this. Booked Out is hosting a give away to give an Aussie author a free plug (me being the Aussie author!)
Internationals included in the giveaway!