Humanity left Earth a long time ago. They had treated their home planet poorly and the deteriorating environment forced them to leave. They traveled 189 light years to a faraway world and named it Horizon respecting the new lives they intended to build. Fortunately, they learned their lessons and treated their new world much better. After over 100,000 years away from Earth, they still revered her and taught their children her beauty. They knew that someday they would return and hopefully Earth had healed and she would welcome them back. They finally developed faster than light travel and the first place they wanted to visit was the home planet of the human race. When a small crew made the trip, they found that Earth was healed and healthy but they also found changes that surprised them. When they left to return to Horizon, they had more questions than when they left.
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.
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I had fun coming up with a Faster Than Light drive. There are a bunch of concepts within Science Fiction including the Alcubierre Drive.
Science is finding that there is a tremendous amount of energy within our existence and there is a lot that is going on at the molecular level that we don't understand including "Linkage" I stretched things a little to come up with my drive concept to go faster that light.
Circle is Closed
The faster than light drive, or the light distortion drive, was supposed to compress the ship and crew's molecules, then a funny thing was supposed to happen. Similar to the old adage that 'nature abhors a vacuum' nature also abhors an imbalance in forces at the molecular level. A minor distortion between molecules causes a ripple in the dimension's time/space fabric and the result is similar to firing an apple seed by squeezing it. For many years science added energy trying to go faster. Then they discovered that when they created a minor distortion between molecules, the forces of the entire time/space fabric within the dimension fought to correct the imbalances. They could use a little energy to focus immense forces. The two main variables was the rate distortion was made and the amount which was dependent on the total mass and the distance to be traveled. As the distortion between molecules increased, it took a finite amount of time for the forces to build up within the dimension. If the local distortion, happened too fast or too much then it would exceed the forces building to correct it. Once that happened the distortion continued and the molecules separated. That is what happened to HSV#1 and Roberta Jenkins.