Paradox - A Short Story
Evolved Publishing presents a short, quick trek through space with "Paradox" by Lane Diamond. At less than 2,700 words, this is the perfect short distraction from your daily grind.~~~~~...When I'm able to set aside the terror and the realization of what a horrible predicament I face, I have so... show more
Evolved Publishing presents a short, quick trek through space with "Paradox" by Lane Diamond. At less than 2,700 words, this is the perfect short distraction from your daily grind.~~~~~...When I'm able to set aside the terror and the realization of what a horrible predicament I face, I have so many questions. Why didn't Space Command abort the trip and stop the ship remotely? Couldn't they see that something was wrong? They must have, as telemetry for remote control was one of their precious safeguards. Did that fail too? We have ourselves a regular comedy of errors, it seems, though I find it not even remotely funny. It could be worse, I suppose; I could be dead......."Think about it, Ted." I might as well talk to myself since there's nothing else to do. "What do you think is going to happen now?"....~~~~~Ted volunteered for the mission because, after all, it was just a routine trip to Mars. What could possibly go wrong?In the deepest, darkest reaches of space, one must fill the vacuum, the void, the emptiness. Yet do we humans have the "psychological stuff" for deep space travel? If not, we may end up like Ted.
Publish date: December 19th 2011
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Pages no: 38
Edition language: English
Makes you think... What seems like a major screw up in the future of mankind may not be: a man put in stasis for a trip to Mars, apparently wakes up 30 years after he was supposed to arrive and way past Mars, with no way to contact Earth or Mars to find out what happened. But is this the truth or ...
*Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Ted is in a space capsule heading on a routine mission to Mars. He’s put into stasis and when he wakes up he’s 30 years past his arrival date. What? How did this happen? He doesn’t have enough ox...
This was a very gripping short story. The ending just blew me away!