Recovery of a Colony Ship

Recovery of a Colony Ship

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by John Thornton
     
 

Michael and Jamie live in Dome 17. The last place safe for humans, or any life, on a dying earth. They are adventurers who have explored other domes, but everywhere else is dead. Will Dome 17 meet the same fate?

The committee has a risky plan to try out unproven technologies: a faster than light scout ship, and teleportation. Both technologies have severe

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Michael and Jamie live in Dome 17. The last place safe for humans, or any life, on a dying earth. They are adventurers who have explored other domes, but everywhere else is dead. Will Dome 17 meet the same fate?

The committee has a risky plan to try out unproven technologies: a faster than light scout ship, and teleportation. Both technologies have severe limits. Only two people can be carried aboard those FTL scout ships for a one way journey, Teleportation can only work when a receiving pad is at the target location. So can they make both these technologies work to save the last of humanity?

One hundred years before, the people of earth had built gigantic colony ships with enclosed habitats. They were filled with flora and fauna and people. These ships were launched into space knowing it would take generations to reach other solar systems. Those space pioneers would live out their lives in transition to a new world. But the colony ship program was considered a dismal failure. All of the colony ships were considered lost.

Will Michael and Jamie travel to one of the colony ships? Will it be a derelict? Or will it be a chance for a new home for humanity?

What will they find as they try the recovery of a colony ship?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482720440
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Hi everyone,

I am John Thornton, and I have a diverse background. I have worked as an EMT and as an RN for 10 years in various ICUs, 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 also graduated from two seminaries and work as a pastor.

I enjoy reading very much. I read all kinds of literature, from romance novel to historical fiction to science fiction (I love dystopias and stories about things in a post apocalypse) to theology texts, to-how to books. Did I miss any genres?

And as you may be about to discover, I also like to write.

I have a wide range of interests, as you will see from my short stories, novels, and collections of my messages from a radio show I did for 10 years.

I have four grown up daughters, a delightful wife, and two wonderful dogs, and two ancient cats.

I live in the Northern Plains of the USA, so I experience the cold and bitter during the winter, and hot and dry during the summers. I also live with a chronic associate, a painful form of degenerative arthritis. I have lots of mechanical parts inside my body, and in some ways I truly am a cyborg. Which leads me to share with you my current project.....

Please check out my science fiction adventure series! "Recovery of a Colony Ship" and "Exploring the Colony Ship" and a third book which is about to be published. All these books take place on the mysterious and not quite functional Colony Ship Eschaton, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recovery of a Colony Ship is a well written and exciting sci fi adventure. The main character, Jamie, is a stong willed and independe woman. I like that, and she is realistically written. Her partner Michael is sort of quiet and brooding. They live in a sealed socity where the earth is dead. The reason for the dead earth is not explained. But their dome is dying so they try to fly to a lost gigantic colony ship. Thrilling story and strongly plot driven. Highly recommended.