How do you feel when you ask a question then regret asking it?
The Raog were a successful race of aliens who had a good life. Their planet was bountiful, their families were growing and they had peace. Some of them asked questions about their solar system and Doctor Wong found clues that another planet was orbiting opposite to them on the other side of their sun.
Like any species would, they sent a satellite to see if there was another planet. The good news was, 'there was another planet', and the bad news was 'there was another planet'. Once the satellite found the other planet, the situation changed rapidly and the peaceful Raog were forced to defend themselves, their civilization, their religion, and their very existence.
Along the way, they endured violent acts against them. New leaders were forced to emerge and they were forced to change in order to survive. They had to adapt, learn new technologies, learn to fight and learn to survive. And most of all they found that their beliefs had to grow to reflect the new realities they faced.
Ray was born in New Hampshire, received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University, and now retired from an influential, multi-decade career in aerospace,
Ray realized there was a niche that was calling him as he began to write deeper characters, create more sophisticated stories and realistic situations for Sci-Fi fans to relate to.
Initially attracted to heroic characters with powerful weapons taking on hundreds of aliens, Ray began his literary career with a desire to extrapolate Sci-Fi stories with a touch of everyday reality that most of us experience in work and our everyday lives.
His literary work is thoughtfully enriched by his decade long experience in the US Air Force where he flew C-130s on missions to 27 countries, and T-38s while training the best pilots in the world, as well as the first female US Air Force pilots.
During his 28 years at Northrup Grumman, Ray worked on some of the most top-secret military aircraft projects in the world including the F-23, F-35, B-2, Global Hawk and many more that can’t be named.
He is grateful to his wife, Charlene and his two daughters, for her support on this new journey.
This is the first point in the story where the naive Raog discover that they made a mistake.
Once they asked the question "is there another planet opposite to them orbiting their sun" their lives and the future of their civilization was in jeopardy.
She turned and looked up and almost shrieked at what she saw. There was a giant structure lowering itself from the sky of Varo. It made so much noise that Ilana’s hearing hurt, and it caused the soil to shake beneath her feet. The structure had tremendous clouds of smoke, and flames coming from its bottom that lit the sky and ground around her it as it descended.