Panspermia Life. Book One - The Oberon Crew

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Yes, it's another story about a future deep space crew discovering alien life at a distant planet. But please don't despair. I've worked my imagination hard and tried my very best to take this well worn theme in a whole new direction. Originality's a big thing with me. Seems like there's too much of the same old thing in the sci-fi genre these days ( indeed, some people seem to think there's no originality in storytelling anymore, though i beg to differ ).

At 76,000 words approx., this is the first instalment of a three part series ( the second and third parts currently exist only in the form of scribbled notes ). Admittedly, the first couple of chapters - along with one or two other sections - could do with rewriting and i'll do so when i get a chance. I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as i enjoyed writing it.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - The Arrival.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

The spacecraft was small and drab grey in colour, and it moved in silence. Aerodynamically shaped, though with a broad, flat body that ... Read Chapter

Chapter Two – On With The Job.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment.... Douglas continued to keep his face turned away from his displays. He wasn't ready to s... Read Chapter

Chapter Three – The Detection.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment.... Having spent the nearly ten minutes that had passed since launch monitoring the descending probe... Read Chapter

Chapter Four – Changing The Course Of History.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment.... When the pilot stepped into the compartment and saw what was on the large viewing display he only mad... Read Chapter

Chapter Five – A Terrible Loss.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

Nothing. That was the sum total of what Douglas felt at first. Empty, hollow, meaningless nothing. In that very first instance he was s... Read Chapter

Chapter Six – Witnessing The Impossible.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment….. “That’s impossible.” The words were Douglas’s. It was the second time he’d spoken th... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven – Losing his mind.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment..... Douglas couldn’t even begin to know what to say in response to the statement Karl had made. Dougla... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight – Fearing for his life.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

The spacecraft continued to orbit along the trajectory it had been steered onto upon arriving at the blue planet. Still with its wings ... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine – Readying their Ship.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the cockpit..... As he entered the cockpit and then moved quickly around the centre console to take his seat, Blake told his c... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten – Leaving Orbit.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the cockpit..... With the reverse thrusters at full bum, there was more than just the background hum of their systems to be he... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven – Into Oblivion.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

The survey craft continued along its steep and rapid descent. And as it did so the scenery around it changed, just as it had done for t... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve - The Most Challenging Part.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment..... While Douglas maintained his fierce grip on his armrests, Karl's hands were now wrapped around the t... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen – Falling

Submitted: July 22, 2017

From up in space, to a hypothetical observer, the view of Canin-1-9-N would have looked the same now as it always had. From up in space... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen - One Last, All or Nothing Pass.

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment..... Douglas couldn’t understand it. A catastrophic explosion had occurred, one which had done severe, ... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen – Escape

Submitted: July 22, 2017

Outside the craft…. With the organism caught in the net, at first the cable continued to be released at such a rapid rate that ... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen – Peace

Submitted: July 22, 2017

In the crew compartment….. A peaceful, uninterrupted quiet. No, not just a quiet, a silence. There was still the hum of the sys... Read Chapter