In the year 2266 after a series of long protracted battles with the first alien life forms ever contacted, called the Trandute, Earth has unified in to a single government for better protection of the planet. This new political and military organization called the Terrestrial Coalition, has at its disposal 15 "Earth Class" starships which it uses for defense, but also for the peaceful purpose of research and exploration. One of these starships, the United States, Captained by John Henry Littleton has been tasked with studying a neutron star out along the furthest borders of explored space. When a chance opportunity to test some new training equipment on the ship goes horribly wrong, the crew of the United States must battle with raw forces of nature as well as an old enemy in-order to keep from being destroyed. Captain Littleton must use all his experience to save his crew and ship and not only do it in the here and now, but also do it 200 years in the past.
- Paperback | 182 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 331.12g
- 01 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About MR Charles E Root Jr
I was born in March of 1970 in, Vermont. Where I have lived, attended school worked and been a "geek" all my life. Who could have thought that being a geek, before being geeky was cool, would actually turn out to be an asset? I've always been fascinated with computers and science fiction. I remember being 6 years old and watching CBC Canada repeats of Star Trek on a small black and white TV. In 1977 Star Wars hooked me as a Sci-Fi / Fantasy junky. When I got my first computer a Commodore Vic20 my career path was cemented. Some of you may recognize me as Commander Montgomery Scott or "Scotty" from the Internet webseries: Star Trek New Voyages. As an actor on that series I have been blessed to work with some of the most premier names in science fiction. Their passion and skill has been like a Master Class in what great science fiction is about. I recently took up writing as a pleasure pursuit; because my job as the I.T. Director for an Intellectual Property firm has required more and more of it. I have several articles out that discuss various aspects of technology and how they intersect with IP. It wasn't hard to then make the jump to writing for my own edification. Along with this novel I also have a comic book series titled "Mars Vs Earth" that I have written and is being produced by Dragon Phoenix Media. Distribution which will also be available here on Amazon. In October of 2005 I married a wonderful women Amanda Shepard. This has greatly expanded my family as it was down only to my dad and sister. I now have a large extended family whose family tree includes such luminaries as Alan Shepard the first American in space. In my spare time my hobbies have been studying Martial Arts where I hold advanced belts in Kempo Karate and Judo and have had the honor of being promoted by O'Sensei Phillip Porter himself, former Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Judo Committee. I also enjoy collecting knives, amateur astronomy, and craft beer brewing (where I really enjoy the beer drinking part). Thanks for your interest in me and my writing.