Author: John Thornton
Genre: Science Fiction
Dome 17 is the only safe place left on a dead Earth. Life in Dome 17 takes a dramatic turn after some adventurers return from evaluating other domes. The struggling remnant of humanity cannot remain safe in the dome much longer. The question is where to go and how to get there? Can the lost colony ship program provide a possible refuge? Seven vast colony ships were launched a hundred years ago, but can one of them be located? Will it offer a chance to survive?
Cammarry and Jerome are faced with going on a mission using unproven technology. Will the faster-than-light ship work? It can only carry two people, so how will the other 1500 survivors find safety? Will they reach one of those enigmatic, old, and mysterious colony ships? Will they be able to set up the new teleportation system to bring everyone from Dome 17 to that ship? Will technology work, or fail?
What will these brave adventurers, and Sandie, their new artificial intelligence system find on their quest for the Conestoga?
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About the Author:
I have read science fiction since I was a small child. For over thirty years I have been making notes, writing outlines, and drawing deck plans of various colony ship. These jumbled ideas have finally coalesced into book form in my writing.
I guess I was inspired by many works in sci-fi which cover the idea of colony ships. Damon Knight’s “The World and Thorinn” and Robert Heinlein’s “Orphans of the Sky” showed me how bizarre and interesting a generational space ship environment could be and how so much could go horribly wrong. Those books, and many others in that same genre, have given me hours of pleasure in reading. There also have been board games and video games which cover similar situations. There are so many variations on the lost colony ship theme it almost seems like a trope. So, now I have added my own contributions to this genre of adventure fiction.
I worked as an RN for 10 years in various critical care units—cardiac, surgical, and medical. I saw lots of people die, and I also listened to some really amazing people share their life stories with me. I have worked part-time as a visitation pastor for my church for twenty years now.
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