Manual Override (Short)

Manual Override (Short)

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by Adriaan Brae
     
 

Terrorists target an interplanetary freighter, aiming to create an atrocity large enough to reignite a bloody war between Mars and Earth. The only thing standing in their way: A token pilot pulled out of retirement simply to satisfy safety regulations. But old pilots didn't get that way by trusting machinery, particularly when they were trained during wartime. They

Overview

Terrorists target an interplanetary freighter, aiming to create an atrocity large enough to reignite a bloody war between Mars and Earth. The only thing standing in their way: A token pilot pulled out of retirement simply to satisfy safety regulations. But old pilots didn't get that way by trusting machinery, particularly when they were trained during wartime. They have no idea how far this old pilot will go to prevent his children's lives from being shattered by the same war that consumed his own generation. (Short Story: 5000 Words)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044216419
Publisher:
BraeVitae
Publication date:
12/27/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
452,162
File size:
112 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I've been making up stories since I was very young and make-believe was my favourite form of play. I learned to read when my older brother did and immersed myself in as many new worlds as I could find. After I read Watership Down at age 6, my Mum stopped worrying about encouraging me to read and started worrying about how to get me to stop.

I remember being told that the made-up worlds I loved were a child's conceit that I would need to grow out of if I wanted to succeed in life. The older I get, the more I realise how utterly wrong this is. In just the past few millennia, humans have moved from chipping tools out of stones to space exploration and heart transplants. Every step on that path was driven by someone who imagined something that didn't exist and someone who believed they could make it reality.

As an author, I want to do my part to bring back a feeling of optimism in the ability of humans to solve our own problems, to grow and become better than we are today.

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Manual Override 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little too much technical jargon.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good concept and character. Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never ever read this book! Ever