Podler Reviews Names Tethered Worlds Book 2 Best of 2015

Tethered Worlds docked fortuitously at The New Podler Reviews. Sometimes the series intersects with those who really get it. Read the thoughtful review by DED linked below.

Tethered Worlds: Blue Star Setting Now Named Best of 2015 at The New Podler Reviews

"Whoa! Space adventures are dangerous!"

“Whoa! Space adventures are dangerous!”

As you read, the review was not all flowers and praise. DED has his constructive critiques, but they don’t overshadow appreciation for the series. We’re gratified others have joined us on a great adventure.

Tethered Worlds at Amazon

Check out the trailer and join us on a hero’s journey!

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Gregory Faccone hopes you will check out the Tethered Worlds series. It’s a thoughtful adventure into a possible future. But one with challenges to which we can all relate today.

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Tethered Worlds Book One Thanksgiving Weekend Sale — Done & Thanks!

 POST SALE UPDATE: We are grateful to those who helped support our sale. To all who purchased, thank you and happy reading. We hope you enjoy the series, and if you do, let us know!

UNWELCOME STAR For $0.99—Thanksgiving Weekend Only!

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We are running this special for four days, November 27-30. The Tethered Worlds series has been well received. Now you can start from the beginning with the Kindle edition of book one, Unwelcome Star, for only $0.99.

Tether Worlds Unwelcome Star (kindle edition) at Amazon

Be there with Jordahk as he is thrust into a quest to save his world—and find out more about himself. Glean hints from Jordahk’s mysterious grandfather who knows more than he’s willing to say. Watch the whole family square off against a cunning fleet commander and a ruthless technology hunter.

Check out our newly released trailer and then go on an adventure!

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Gregory Faccone hopes you will also check out the Tethered Worlds series. It may not make colorful fractals leap off the page, but they still can in your mind!

Tethered Worlds Series Trailer Released

Tethered Worlds Book Trailer

We just finished cutting the new Tethered Worlds series trailer. It is a fun, colorful, fractal filled experience! You will see some production art included. We also added tags for the first two books currently available in the series.

Book trailers are a relatively new phenomenon, but can be an entertaining and fast way to give people an insight into a novel. They transform the gist from a written piece of work into another medium well suited to the internet. Check it out and enjoy!

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Gregory Faccone hopes you will also check out the Tethered Worlds series. It may not make colorful fractals leap off the page, but they still can in your mind!

Living With Force Fields

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Whatever you say bounces off of me and back onto you.
OUCH!

OUCH!

Force fields have been a science fiction dream since before Gene Roddenberry conceived his “Wagon Train to the Stars” (Star Trek) in the mid 1960s. The ability to stop energy rays comes in handy not only for rogue Klingons or Romulans, but because of the inherent dangers of outer space itself.

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Wait… What? KIRK as a Romulan?

Once we leave Earth’s amazingly protective magnetic field, the beyond is filled with hard radiation, meteorites, and particles—that when impacted at high speeds might as well be bricks. In T.G. Franklin’s novel, Heavenfall, “2027 – Earth is in the path of a raging cosmic storm, and most people believe Hadrian’s energy web will protect the planet from the destruction of the wave.”  However the web has its own side effects and consequences.

In the Tethered Worlds universe, radiation protection is accomplished with cold, warm, and hot plasma shielding. Cold plasma can be generated by devices worn on the forearm. It is invisible and harmless to the touch, but quite effective against radiation. It’s the main reason we don’t see use of laser pistols and such.

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final battleHowever, cold plasma does nothing to stop projectiles. Warm and hot plasma are required for that, and serious machinery not suited to personal protection. It’s relegated to spaceships and such. But any shielding has limits, be it the armor on a WWII battleship or the Perigeum’s destroyers in Tethered Worlds.

Long term spaceflight needs to address hard radiation, for every ship cannot be built with six inches of protective lead… and the titanic amounts of extra mass it comes with.

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Gregory Faccone hopes you will get the lead out and go on a fantastic romp through space in the Tethered Worlds series. It is hard radiation and micro-meteorite free!

Must Spaceships Have Sonic Showers?

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In the Future, Showers are Still Wet

I remember a Star Trek  character once referencing a sonic shower. Because, you know, in the FUTURE you cannot use plain old water. Come on, that is positively ancient. But even if you could invent a “sonic shower,” would anyone want to use it?

Just because you can do something, does not mean you should. There are many things that could be invented today, but they are not because of impracticality, cost, or just lack of market. We could invent food pills that could sustain us, but would we want to live that way? Would we not miss the the taste and pleasure of eating and sharing meals?

Water is the most abundant staple for life. Our bodies are mostly water. We drink it, clean with it, and enjoy the feeling of it running warm against our skin. I do not think mankind will so radically change in a few hundred years that they eschew it. Not unless robot bodies become all the rage…

In the Tethered Worlds future, like in Star Trek, space travel has become somewhat routine. Spaceships have more than enough space for water and provisions, and bags of energy to run recycling and purification systems. There is no reason to not have a shower. Of course, in sci-fi, there is no reason to just leave a shower a shower either.

Tethered Worlds puts a fun little twist to today’s commonplace experience, and also adds functionality that is beginning to enter the marketplace. So in a future where clothing can keep people clean, and the need to constantly cleanse is reduced, there is still room for sensation, relaxation, and thought.

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Tethered Worlds is a series with no sonic showers. They use just plain old water. But they do have a twist…