Red Horizon Epilogue Updated May 2, 2017
Center of the Milky Way Galaxy
In the near future, Year 4, Day 175
The large, black, angular shaped space ship exited the massive planet’s gravity well and entered the competing well of the immense black hole that lay at the center of a large, spiral galaxy known as the Milky Way.
Both the ship, and the planet from which it departed, were careening through space at a velocity that could best be measured in fractions of the speed of light as the planet orbited the galactic center. The black hole residing there pulled relentlessly on the nearby planet, but the law of inertia kept the world fixed relative to the black hole.
The space-time continuum this close to the galactic center slowed time relative to earth. The 27,000 years that had passed on earth were but a few decades here.
Using its strong, anti-gravity engines, the ship extended its wide orbit, separating and increasing its distance from the home world. Its destination was an enormous, circular structure in space with a diameter of a dozen kilometers that served as a gate. It also orbited the galactic center at high speed, but it was designed to warp the space around it allowing ingress and egress for the planet’s inhabitants.
The angular ship sped towards the metallic construct which activated and fired up its plasma reactors, smashing anti-matter with matter to generate vast amounts of power. The center of the structure was fed this energy, confined to a focal point and under such a strain it started to bend, warping space around it.
The black, angular ship never hesitated, heading straight at the center of the warping until it reached its destination, a wormhole that would lead to several others until the ship reached its destination, a world known as Earth.
A message had been received from the rich, cultivated world. It was ready. . . ready for harvesting. Its time had come.
Let The Space race begin!
When a Chinese rover discovers an alien technology on the dark side of the moon, it is up to Richard ‘Rock’ Crandon and his NASA team of scientists and engineers to devise a way to return before the Chinese and Russians.
Forced to deal with bureaucratic oversight and a complex team of personalities, Rock Crandon pushes his team to their limits.
With pressure mounting, the world is pushed closer to conflict and war as the NASA team finds itself seriously behind in the newly initiated space race. The future of mankind, its ideological and technological advances are at stake, as the world's super powers race to discover what lies on the dark side of the moon.
Who will get there first, and at what cost?
Book 1 & 2 in the Discovery Series