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53 pagine
37 minuti
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May 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781476472638
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A mysterious space craft lands on the Utah Salt Flats. A top scientific and military team rush to determine how to deal with a rapidly changing and perplexing situation that could threaten the world.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
May 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781476472638
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Ed Thrush was born on August 16, 1954. He now lives in Woodlawn, Maryland. Growing up with the original “Outer Limits” television series he was highly influenced by science fiction and followed the space program closely as a child. Recently he obtained all 42 episodes of the Outer Limits and watched them all. An early science fiction reader (among other genres) and lover of sci-fi films, Ed has decided to publish one of his own short stories. It is hoped that this will be the start of more to come.

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By Ed Thrush

*****

Probe

A Short Story By Ed Thrush

Copyright © 2012 Ed Thrush

Cover:

Object Detail from Garden of Earthly Delights c1505 by Hieronymus Bosch

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by Ed Thrush at Smashwords

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Type:

Science Fiction Short Story

Abstract:

A mysterious space craft lands on Earth. A scientific and military team rush to determine how to deal with an unknown and changing situation.

ISBN:

9781476472638

*****

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Monday 7:30 AM _ ENTRY

Chapter 2, Monday 2:00 PM _ THE SHELTER

Chapter 3, Monday 3:30 PM _ PREPARATION

Chapter 4, Monday 4:30 PM _ THE LANDING

Chapter 5, Monday 5:30 PM _ IT’S ALIVE

Chapter 6, Monday 7:30 PM _ DATA

Chapter 7, Tuesday 6:30 AM _ INTRUDER

Chapter 8, Tuesday 6:35 AM _ COLLECTION

Chapter 9, Monday 7:30 PM _ PACKING

Chapter 10, Monday 7:30 PM _ JOURNEY

Chapter 11, Monday 7:45 PM _ MIRRORS

Chapter 12, Monday 10:00 PM _ FINAL CUT

*****

Chapter 1

Monday 7:30 AM _ ENTRY

"A bat out of hell on steroids."

That was the first thing that came to mind as Rhea watched a display reveal a fast moving high-energy object.

Jim! Tom! Take a look at this. Rhea had seen a huge magnetic fluctuation while looking at live scans of the sky with the new energy collecting telescope located at the Martin R. Scott Science Institute in Frederick, Maryland. The position shifts were fast.

Jim was mesmerized looking at the numerical readouts on the display, Its huge, the field is enormous and whatever is generating it must be fairly sizable.

Tom was dumbstruck, Have you two lost sight of the fact that we have a rather large object traveling at...let me see that (clicking the mouse to update the selected region in space) ...Oh Boy! That comes to about 480,000 miles per hour heading straight for us! That is about three times the fastest meteorite rate recorded, we have an anomaly, not rare for speed but for size, speed and uh… target

Rhea was studying another screen. But it is slowing down,

Tom just stared at her., Oh… I feel much better now!

No, no, she continued, It’s slowing down real fast, in fact, at the current rate, it looks like it will just about stop when it gets here.

Jim was suddenly apprehensive, "But how can that be, a highly magnetic or otherwise charged asteroid would deflect or crash, not make a descent, it must be a controlled device. I don't like this

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