SPACE ORPHAN sequel 2 update

I’m a third of the way through the third Space Orphan book, the sequel to The Orphan in Near-Space . I write about three chapters then gather inspiration for the next few chapters.

To help my subconscious stay focused on the story I create images from the story. Here, for instance, is Jane and her crew landing on Mars to deliver a group of scientists and food and other supplies.

The spaceship doesn’t look impressive, does it? It looks like a flying brick. Or suitcase. Unseen is that it’s a real speed demon, able to get to Mars in TWO DAYS and the asteroid belt in THREE! That’s the power of traveling at a constant one G of acceleration/deceleration.

This craft is USSS Constellation (named after one of the first six war ships of the early United States). It takes off on a floater field, flies with the smallest face forward while in the atmosphere. It travels at a leisurely pace to orbit and so doesn’t need much streamlining, which it does not need at all in space.

Reaching space it travels with the top face forward rather than the front (smallest) face. So everyone inside it still feels that UP is the ceiling. It’s the size of an office building or warehouse. Specifically it’s a hundred feet high and has eight stories and a huge cargo space for the first floor. It’s two hundred feet wide and three hundred long.

In other words, it takes up half a city block! That’s enormous, folks. So the next time you’re out and about, look at the office buildings around you and imagine that they can fly.

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About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.
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1 Response to SPACE ORPHAN sequel 2 update

  1. Ken says:

    I have been recently re-reading all your shapechanger books. It looks like the orphan is replacing Anna Prince in your books. Will there be any more stories in the Anna Prince side; Once dead girl, Seamonsters Revenge; Super Olympian 1 & 2? Also when or where will Shapechanger Destiny, Mary McCarthy 3 be published?

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