“Shut down the winches!” she shouted into the radio, just as another long pulse of thrust fired from the Pathfinder. “Stephen, what the hell is going on? I thought you had control of Pathfinder’s AFOCS system?”
“My mistake. I’d primed the Pathfinder’s AFOCS computer ready for the operation, but I forgot to shut down its automatic collision avoidance system. It’s still trying to keep the two ships apart.”
“Shut it down now!” she urged.
“I’m trying! It’s not that simple!” Stephen shouted. “It’s pulling us off orbit and the Hesperian’s systems are just itching to respond and correct it.”
“Don’t let them do that. Both ships pulling in opposing directions would snap the cables. I dread to think how much the whiplash would damage our ship.”
3 Spacecraft, 240 colonists, 25 trillion miles and a discovery that changes everything.
Classic science fiction that will appeal to fans of Arthur C. Clarke. Astronomicon: Inception Point follows the human race’s intrepid first steps into interstellar space, a colonisation mission to Proxima Centauri. The colossal distance and harsh environment are not all that stand between them and survival.
This first volume in the epic Astronomicon series is the story of their desperate adventures and the political machinations that are unfolding back on Earth, which threaten to end space exploration permanently. With colonies on Mars and a growing mining community around Jupiter, will everyone want to come home?
This 132,000-word science fiction novel introduces the entire Astronomicon universe, covering the Interstellar colonisation vessel Elysian arriving at Proxima Centauri and attempting to land with severe damage. We also get a taste of developing events on Earth and how they will affect the entire solar system. Most importantly, we meet the mysterious Astronomicon.
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