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The Terran Myth: What You can expect! 

As we began our journey several months ago into the TMU (Terran Myth Universe) through the thriving “Keys To The Universe,” I never really gave you a good picture of what the landscape looks like. To be more accurate the “space-space.”

Let’s give you the scale I’m working on:

Experts estimate that there are between 200-400 billion stars (not planets) just in our single galaxy alone . Some believe that we can easily have closer to a trillion. They also believe there is, at the very least, 100 billion solar systems (a collection of planets orbiting around a star) within our galaxy. Based on the numbers and odds experts believe that 40 billion of those planets are esitmated to be already “earth like,” with 11 billion orbiting stars like our own.  Meaning if we had a way to transverse space then we can easily find new real-estate amongst the stars.

Just so you are aware, I chose to go with 400 billion- go big Or go home, right? As well as sticking with the estimated 40 billions earth like planets.

 Now!

Imagine with me if you please, a future so vast and old that no planet has gone unclaimed. The human population has climbed to unfathomable amounts as it spread to the hundreds of billions of stars within our galaxy. 

Terra-forming uninhabital planets (to make earth like) has become an ancient form after being in use for millenniums. To us, it would be like the art of growing great crops or other farmlands. It’s been mastered, stream-lined, and by this point, broken down into hundreds of privately operated proprietorships.  

Space travel, by this time, is nothing special or unique. It is nothing more  than if you or I went to our nearest airport and caught a flight to another country. It’s commercialized, it’s privatized and it’s “nothing new,” to the current generations.  

There are millions of different technologically developed societies; many live for peace and many lust for war. However technology, like nuclear weapons are today, is regulated heavily by the superior forces that controlled them in the beginning. The superior Big Ten (the 10 largest super powers in the galaxy- which I’ll cover at a later date) insure there is a clear technological gap between factions in order to protect their own interest and to keep the balance of power even between its small neighbors. (Which superpowers currently do today.)

The hardest part about going out on a scale this massive is culture. So to put it straight; money makes the galaxy go round. The more money one had, the more strength it has and with it either peace of war can unfold. 

If you want to know more about these tech gaps visit my post on the Tier system that divides civilizations in the TMU. Which can be viewed at Keys To The Universe – Tier I

The story will describe things that will further fill in the details of TMU as it relates to events happening within the story. 

Now that pretty much sums up the general idea of the TMU, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Or even offer suggestions of things that could be seen in the future. 

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More to come so stay tuned! 

Terran Myth Update (May 2015)

Posting on a holiday usually never leads to anything good. That is why yesterday a post pretty much slid by unnoticed. Which was My fault. 

Terran Myth Book 1 Status: Completed all Writing; Currently Typing and editing. BASICALLY IT IS FINISHED! *fist pump in triumph* 

This was quicker to achieve than I expected. It was easier since I started the very unhealthy use of caffeine on days I designate as writing days. So let me be your test subject to show you it doesn’t kill you in the end. (Sarcasm)  

I’ll be vanishing for 2 weeks this Friday, to conduct annual training and then I’ll return with hopefully the first half of book 2 written out! 

Unfortunately, since I’ll be in the woods sleeping most of my nights, I won’t be able to type out the remainder of book one. So don’t bail out on me! We’ve made it this far. Let’s finish it! 

As a tribute to this milestone, I will release a section of the first chapter on here, once the entire book is finished being typed and edited, as best as it can be. As well a special offer will be announce once the coverart is finished.

On a side note; this will be my first book selfpublished, (shooting to eventually get on with a real publisher- no rush there) but I want your feed back! As much negative and good feed back as you can force my way before you tire out. 

Keep a look out for the new TMU features to come!

Stay tuned my friends! I appreciate all your support. 

Why not another one… Tribute! FrontLines Series by Marko Kloos

Well… Well… Well, look who we have here. Good to see you made your decision towards your new life. You have just graduated from slim, to kid. 

Now sit back, relax.. Kick your feet up and tell me about it.

Oh, you prefer to stand? I see the military has shit kicked some discipline in you. Maybe you might be more than a kid. Hmmmm we’ll see.

So you wanted to be a spacer; a marine, but you got placed in the Territorial Army? Kid, I hope you know that’s where the real soldiers go. That’s where you’ll find the real meaning of ground pounding. Besides that we have The shifting dirt, the fresh unrecycled air, and the very predictable weather patterns; you just can’t beat it having all that in your favor. Up there, in space, on terraformed/terraforming colonies, you get what you get and most of the time it is playing soldier and organized skirmishes.  

Hmmmm… What’s that noise there in your pocket?… call to arms? ….Ah… Which PRC? 

Oh… Detroit.. Well then I guess this ends our chat for today. The next time I see you, I predict you’ll be made into man. I’ll see you soon kid.. Stay safe. 

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This is just me being over fan-bitious. 

I’ll do one more to close out book one, but I think that’s all I’ll do. If you want to know more about the books and/or the author. Follow this link to his website Marko Kloos Website (http://www.munchkinwrangler.com/terms-of-enlistment/)

As always, stay tuned! 

Book Series Tribute: FrontLines by Marko Kloos

Ask yourself one question; if you could be anything in another life, what would it be? Wait, don’t tell me. Let’s add in some very defining attributes to your life.

You’re poor; you live in government welfare housing with hundreds of thousands if not millions of people. Adding more salt to the wound that is  your life, you are forced to live off government issued Calorie rations, meal to meal; Everyday. Not to mention if your neighborhood doesn’t fall in line with the laws, the government can and will cut off food, water, or electricity. You know, since you are living in “their city.” Besides all this, there are an abundance of criminal gangs roaming the street; mostly trying to take anything everyone else has.

So let’s recap, you’re dirt poor, your sole dependency is on a government that finds you very expendable and your neighbors would rather rob you at gun point than help you.. Your alternate life sounds fantastic.

So I’ll ask you again, if you could be anything in this life, what would it be?

Wait.. wait.. Wait.. I almost forgot. You’re only way out is joining the military.

Yeah I know, limits your options.

Sounds easy right? … Well I’ll just stop you right there and inform you that you might just be S.O.L. The military actually discourages you from serving.

I know I know; that’s complete nonsense, because if you walk outside right now you’ll probably be bombarded by recruiters. Well slim, in this new life, the recruiters sit back and think of new ways to turn people away from this prestigious military.

I can tell that our minds have clicked during this conversation and I now have second thoughts. I won’t ask you what you would be in the new life. What I should ask you is, could you even survive this new life?

Oh, you think you could? Well slim.. Good luck!

As always stay tuned!

Book Recommendation! Atlas 2

The second most impressive modern military science fiction novel to hit the shelves or at least the audio book shelves.

You are following from the perspective of the two main characters from the first novel who have now split. It was a wonderful surprise as was the first.

Rade or as his call sign goes “Rage” is a broken hearted member of the worlds most elite force known as the “Moths.” They make the “special forces seem like Girl Scouts,” as it says in one or two parts.

Rage is a distraught individual due to the lost of his childhood friend; both grew up together as orphans. To add on to his already battered mind, the love of his life, who Rage believes is dead, is actually alive and surviving on her own.

This story is vivid and well thought out. I recommend all who like MSF to jump in and get you in on some Moth Action in an Alas! Well at least imagine it.

Elements of Military Science Fiction

I recently stumbled across another blog that I really enjoyed

“Broken Elements of Military Sci-Fi.”

Here’s the direct link:
http://futurewarstories.blogspot.com/2012/02/fws-topics-broken-elements-of-military.html?m=1

I do believe that William covered 8 different elements. Correct me if I’m wrong. But here’s a very brief version of his elements with my opinions.

1. Lack of Combined Arms:

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Which is true enough. I have noticed in the 138 books (and counting) that I have covered since early January; reveals a strong lack of multiple functioning military units supporting each other; ie air support, direct & indirect artillery, and lack of troop support weapons.

Now there are a few novels I cannot shame because sometimes their “reality” doesn’t require it.

2. Realism:

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The nitty gritty, as we sometimes call it. This is where we really experience the true loss of innocences, hardship, and PTSD of internal conflicts.

As William explains it is where the true nature is revealed and these stories lack it wholeheartedly. I can agree that MSF shows a very sanitized version. He lists examples of modern day movies to look at for examples. Mine would be We were soldiers, Fury, Band of Brothers, or Enemy At the Gates.

3. Other POVs:

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Other point of views is something I think a lot of people avoid for a few reasons.
One – because they have no experience in that field and avoid it because they may “put it to the blender” and insult someone else’s job/duty.
Two – they aren’t inspired enough for a plot line regarding anything other than something involved with the action .Or Three – there often isn’t a large enough audience that would want to follow something that didn’t snag their interest. (Which doesn’t mean it isn’t possible, I believe it is).

One of my short stories actually followed a “support team” that had to drop supplies in for troops that were in extremely dangerous war zones. It was called “The Fierce.” But again it had a lot of action for them being “technically” noncombatives.

4. Overall War strategy:

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This all I can simply say is that it is covered in a lot of books. The Lost fleet series is good for how the over all strategy hasn’t changed but the way they went about it deteriorated over time.

5. Battlefield Intelligence:

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Recently Im a little biased in the category because it is sufficient in a lot of the books I have read. Each book usually talks about how bad military intelligence is. Which to the foot soldier is it commonly thought to be true. Also a book that hits home on military intelligence gathering, before the group goes into action, is Empire Corps series. I love the realistic approach Christopher Nuttal takes in his pre-ops.

6. The dictation of female Characters:

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This is where I can’t agree with William.

Yes women are portrayed as Amazonian heroines but that’s because one day (thinking of far in the future) they may very well be come just that. Currently women have been opened up to all combat roles in the military and currently aren’t fairing so well only because women haven’t been exposed to that life as generations of men. I know that their are females serving in Israel Defense Force who are more BA than my fellows of my current unit, and my fellows would agree with me.

7. Lack of Far-Future Military Sci-Fi.

I’m indifferent to this element.

8. Too Many Super Soldiers.

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I’m looking forward to this novel is bragged about.