GRAPHIC NOVEL IS COMING

NEW STAR HORIZON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

The outline is done and the story is already written anyway so the graphic novel version will be underway soon. AND it should be a blast as it covers all of the adventures of Matt Stewart from his humble beginnings to Orion and beyond. I can’t wait.

 

 

NEW STAR HORIZON (ENCORE)

IN ORBIT AROUND ALNIHAM ORION 4 ONBOARD THE HORIZON

TRANSMISSION FROM THE NEW STAR HORIZON

TO SPACE STATION AT ALPHA CENTAURI

TRANSMISSION AS FOLLOWS

THE HORIZON NEW STAR CLASS HAS FIRED ITS THRUSTERS AND SLOWED INTO ORBIT AROUND THE FOURTH OF SEVEN PLANETS OF THE BLUE SUPERGIANT STAR ALNILAM OF THE CONSTELLATION ORION

THE PLANET IS DESIGNATED ALNIHAM ORION 4

MISSION OBJECTIVE

HORIZON’S PRIMARY MISSION IS COVERT SURVEY OF THE PLANET AND RETURN TO ALPHA-CENTURI WITH THAT INFORMATION NOT TO ENGAGE ANYONE UNLESS THE CREW OR THE COLONISTS ARE THREATHENED

MISSION BASIS

30 YEARS AGO, THAT THE ‘ORION EXPEDITION’ TO THE 4TH PLANET NEVER EMERGED FROM THE WORMHOLE AND THAT EVERY ONE OF THE 40 SHIPS CARRYING THE COLONIST WAS LOST IN SPACE. TWO YEARS AGO, A SIGNAL WAS RECEIVED FROM THE PLANET ALNIHAM ORION 4

MISSION STATUS:

THE SHIP ACCOMMODATION OF 40 ONBOARD THE ENTIRE CREW IN STASIS CHAMBER UNITS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST THE EXTREME EFFECTS OF TRAVELING THROUGH WORMHOLES

THE MAIN CREW IS AS FOLLOWS:

CAPTAIN SCOTT DRAPER MISSION COMMANDER

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JIM QUINN EXECUTIVE OFFICER

COLONEL BARBARA SCHENCKLER M.D. MEDICAL OFFICER

MAJOR PATRICIA WHITE M.D. MEDICAL ASSISTANT

LIEUTENANT MICHELLE MCNAMARA FLIGHT COUNSELOR

MAJOR MATT STEWART ACTING SHIP ENGINEER

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JOHN CONRAD OPERATIONS

SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER BOB “O.D.” O’DONOVAN SECURITY

SERGEANT GREG HAFFS NAVIGATIONS OFFICER

ENSIGN PETER BELVEDERE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

PETTY OFFICER MIKE O’DONOVAN MACHINIST’S MATE FIRST CLASS

SPACEMAN 1ST CLASS ERIC SEAVER SENIOR PILOT

CORPORAL 1ST CLASS DORIS TRAVERS CO-PILOT

DR. JOSEPH DEFOREST ACTING SCIENCE OFFICER

DR. KEIKO MATSUI ASTROBIOLOGIST

SADIA MIRZA PHD ASTROPHYSICIST

AMBASSADOR APRIL FLOWERS ACTING ENVOY

THE FOLLOWING WERE ADDED TO HORIZON’S CREW:

SHUTTLE CREW

LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARIA MIRANDA SHUTTLE CREW COMMANDER

LIEUTENANT JETSENIA HERNANDEZ

ENSIGN RUTH NICOLET

ENSIGN DANAYA PATTERSON

CORPORAL ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

PRIVATE ALISON MUNDY

WARRANT OFFICER TATIANA DURAN

MESSAGE INTERRUPTED

JUST A MINUTE — JUST A MINUTE

PLEASE STAND BY

PLEASE STAND BY

PLEASE STAND BY

PLEASE———

NEW STAR HORIZON (ENCORE)

Hard Landing
The shuttle seemed to glide through the air like a powerful bird during flight. Alison Mundy brought it around and took off like a bullet through the thick bellowing clouds. She made one complete circle around the perimeter then turned and headed straight down into the planet’s lower atmosphere.
The mountains dominated the landscape, forming a range traversing the center of the main continent region. Out as far as the eye could see Heaven’s Peak stood almost twice as high as Mount Everest back on Earth. The origin of the name Heaven’s Peak was a point of contention for the team.
The early probes recorded the mountain and referred to it as the ROOF OF THE WORLD and from then on it became the focal point of all explorations to the planet. One likely possibility that the mountain memorializes the explorer probes lost trying to reach Alniham during the early wormhole runs.
On the mountain plateaus the winds blew very strongly, and there were severe blizzards even during the summer months. Permanent snow covered the highest mountain peaks. Valleys became snow traps as the high winds carried much of the snow from mountain peaks and ridges.
Sadia Mirza could pinpoint the signal as coming from Heaven’s peak itself. Dr. Deforest figured that it was unlikely though since no one could survive a climb to the top. “Heaven’s peak is the place to start.”
“And that’s where we’re going?” Sgt. O’Donovan lamented.
“That would be correct.” Matt confirmed.
FOOT NOTE: Four-hundred times I get asked why the ship doesn’t land itself. I’m old school, it would take too much fuel to land the ship so they use shuttles instead. When they write their own Sci-Fi they can do whatever they want to.