Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 27

Expanding clouds of fire filled the space around the Gate. The ships of the Consciousness hunted down remnants of the First Fleet, ignoring the frantic pleas for mercy. White starbursts emanated from the hulls of the thought-ships, sending blasts of energy at relativistic speeds, collapsing gravity shields and crushing hull armor. Small spheres moved in… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 27

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 26

That Kenzenken device was marvelous. They had not even set off the anti-intrusion measures on the ship. It did not stop me from finding them. Their grid signatures burned like shining stars as they boarded. Two groups of marines. One heading to Power Control. One heading to the bridge. Two persons accompanied the latter. I… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 26

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 25

His chronometer beeped. Vendrian stared at the viewscreen image of the brown dwarf star. His thoughts pondered its existence. The wretched thing had died as soon as it was born. This stillborn mass never had the fuel to become a main sequence star. He looked at the graphs charting the decreasing infrared radiation from its… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 25

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 24

Alan watched from the observation deck as a large yellow loader brought the stealth device to the Vĩnh Viễn. The cavernous hanger echoed with the shouts of the maintenance crew and the clanking of machinery. Various repair drones moved about, like spherical jellyfish, committed to their tasks in preset algorithms. The smell of oil and… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 24

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 23

The hum of the Hawking ship reverberated throughout the hull. Nalia heard the beeps of various status updates as Alan activated the ship. Visuals were off. Inside, the glow of the screens and holos bathed them. They had not talked since they had returned from the graveyard. Nalia looked at Alan as he concentrated on… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 23

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 22

Alan squinted as he watched the sky rider glide through the sky. It was a large creature, light brown in color and almost three meters in length. Its wingspan almost spread twice that measurement. He could almost hear its gas-filled organs lifting it into the air. It swooped down to eat the stem-like plants that… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 22

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 20

Nalia warmed her hands over the fire as night descended over the desert sky. A large rock outcropping covered them from any prying eyes. Alan had gone off to gather more supplies from their ship hidden in the cavern. She shivered as she wrapped her desert robes from the ship’s storage tighter around her shoulders.… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 20

Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 19

Alan heard his breath reverberate throughout his helmet. His slow, rhythmic pulse echoed in his chest. The only other noise he heard was a soft beeping indicating Nalia’s position next to him. He looked over the exterior of the station. It resembled a cityscape surrounded by the night sky. Lifting his hand, he pointed a… Continue reading Eternity’s Foundation: Chapter 19