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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! 

Vattas War Book Series

This book, in my opinion, leads the charge on how to regulate space travel and the costs (even though it’s slightly understated) of traveling on ones own dime.

This book series also does an excellent job on normalizing space travel into a lesser impressionistic form we normally expect as the “awe” of how people view space flight. (This Something I wish to capture in my own novel.)

Follow from the perspective of the stories Protagonist, Kylara Vatta, who will bring you along on her journey full of cost, trials, traitors, war and death.

Kylara Vatta, former cadet of Slaughter Keys Space Force, was casted out from lending help to a lower classmate that embarrassed the Space Force. She returns home, sad, dramatic and over emotional, to her family.

The Vattas are a generously weathly family, owning massive farms, shipping and trading companies. She is tasked out by her father to be Captain of a ship as it is sent to the scrap yard.

On the way she runs into trouble, war, chances to make profits of her own and start her own independent trading company. Then something tragic happens to the once prestigious Vatta family; now where their name goes so does death and distraction.

She goes from simple trader, to mercenary, to the Admiral of the Space Defense Force – 3rd Fleet. Where she battles to protect all of free independent states from oppressors operating in the shadows. Oppressors that killed all her immediate family.

Check it out! Vatta’s War

Besides over zealous “suspicion” all the characters have, it’s a really good book series.

The Auxiliary Reboot (TBA)

Initially the Auxiliary story was inspired by a video game and was based in medieval style era. When I was playing it at that time I had an idea for a few shorts (which are on my blog for free reading here – Aux Part I.)

Due to the prolonged nature of that story I am going to reboot it with some science fiction flare! (Because I lost the original outlines- whoops!)

The Auxiliary will be a few fun shorts about an high society individual who becomes conscripted off his home planet (because the imperials think that residents on annexed planets, are all equal status with everyone else on that planet, conquered beggars) and placed into an Imperial Expeditionary Force. He will go through the hardships of being “the scum” of the imperial army; frequently placed in hopeless situations and discovering what it’s like to go from a model citizen to a combat veteran returning home to a planet of people who will never understand him.

Future use of AI in the military idea!

I embarked on a new audiobook, because what little my job requires of me could cause me to go mad from the overdose of boredom that ensues from it.

I just want to toss out an idea for a possible novel, given when I’m done with the audio book series I’ll revisit and retract this incase I preemptively stole her idea.

Inspired by Ancillary justice by Anne Leckie narrated by Celeste Ciulla

Envision here with me for just the moment. A far off future for all of us, [see there is a theme to all my stories] (sarcasm) and how the human race will handle space travel and the growing sophistication of artificial intelligence as well as many other technologies.

My brief vision is that our more advance militaries will no longer bulk up with millions of ground soldiers. Yes humans are a prime force behind a military, but what about battalions of foot soldiers, support, supply functions that could all be operated automatically by a individual AI. No, I’m not saying one AI controls the whole military, but a bunch of AI performing their assigned duties. This could go beyond a military aspect as well. As in one human, or a squad operate in the command positions over a company of AI, another for the battalion level of operation and so on an so forth.

What I dreamt up on my brief ride home, is this. Graduating from “command school,” will be our future team of commanders. Each new team of commanders will be assigned to a new AI or to older an AI. There are different types of AI ranging from supply, logistics, intelligence gathering, military, police, etc. The commanders are assigned based on how they performed in this school. The team that we will be following gets assigned to the oldest AI in the books, who most think should be scrap due to the possible mythical fears of it becoming self aware (thinking for its self without orders). At first all they are told is that They assigned for a military assignment. They are shocked to realize it’s old age. They weren’t exited when they were shipped out to relieve the current and old aged commanders, who tell them they’ll love their job, and assume their position. Meanwhile they honestly believe they’ll hate it.

This is a patrol vessel, (they are large/older vessels that keep a constant presence in their large sectors of space, meant to operate independently and undergo long tours). This position Will teach them how to be an effective team to handle unpredictable situations; pirates, police/military actions, and even space born operations. They’ll grow together while their “old man” AI will be vetting/ training them to be better commanders using his vast array of knowledge/wisdom he has gathered over his hundred/maybe thousand year existence. They of course develop a friendship for this AI who is interactive with them on human emotional levels, becoming a farther like teacher.

The secret is they’ll soon discover is that this AI is already self aware but is wise beyond years and doesn’t like to draw attention to himself. So he complies like normal, or as he calls them “the regulars.”

Remember this is just a ten minute idea. What do you think?