Celestes: Approach – the story continues

When last we left our intrepid spacefaring explorers, they had just shut down the Alcubierre drive that allowed them to cross 1200 light-years, depositing them on the outer edges of the Kepler 62 star system, far from home. They still have many weeks of travel left, however, as they fire up the more-conventional ion engines and begin trawling toward their destination, the fifth planet, and during this time the crew must begin coming to terms with their insecurities, physical, intellectual, and professional.

Scene 2 — or is that Episode 2? — of Celestes is now ready for you to enjoy, to review, to pick apart… to help me improve. Have at it! Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Celestes: Approach

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image credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech

Work in Progress – Celestes

Do you enjoy a good serial, a story that comes out chapter-by-chapter, or even scene-by-scene? Do you enjoy reading works in progress, before they are finished? Here you go! The opening scene of a new story idea I’m working out. And yes, I’m making this up as I go, though I do have a vague notion of where it’s heading. Want to influence the direction of the story? Have an idea for improvement of what’s already here? Found a mistake? Please comment and let me know! You can do so here on the blog post, or on the story itself by following the link.

This is a “hard” science fiction story, set in deep space. Beyond that, I’ll let the narrative speak for itself.

Celestes

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