Milky Way Tango launches the Belt Stories - a quest motivated by romance in a space opera setting. Jimmy and Sarah, childhood friends, become lovers before leaving for college. But on the Big Date, they encounter a cruel twist of fate resulting in Jimmy's incarceration at the far end of the Belt. For ten years, he will be the sole occupant of a navigational array near the North American nebula. It is a beautiful, explosive, turbulent neighborhood. However, the annual mortality rate is thirty percent.
The likelihood of his surviving the next ten years is close to zero.
Sarah is left behind to get on with what remains of her life. She attends a college and tries hard to study. But she must forget Jimmy and the plans they had. That is difficult; for Sarah, all roads lead to Jimmy.
For Jimmy, life is simpler - he is determined to survive, which will require all of his will and energy and optimism and resourcefulness.
The story continues in Milky Way Boogie and concludes in Milky Way Gala.
About the Author
Roger Alan Bonner is a retired economist and ersatz mathematician, now busy creating works of fiction. He works primarily in science fiction because science is exploding these days.
He retired from Washington, D.C., spent time in waterlogged Florida, and then escaped to the Triangle are of North Carolina. It is a beautiful place, which the hurricanes often miss, filled with warm, bright, interesting people.
He has two daughters and usually does not know where they are.
He likes baseball, the Outer Banks, chocolate cream pie, dancing, music, and is a huge fan of painter Vincent van Gogh, home run king Barry Bonds, guitarist Al DiMeola, and actress Minnie Driver.
Contact him at rogeralanbonner.com or leave an email at rbonnerLLC@gmail.com.