Future World History II by Russell Fine, Donna Marie West : 2120-2126
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 377 Kb
Russell Fine takes you on a journey through not only time but space. Picking up right where Future World History left off, we are now transported to another planet where the indigenous creatures are not only remarkable but intelligent. Enhancements in the way humans travel through the solar system and beyond help the trade group realize that Earth is quickly becoming one of the wealthiest planets in the galaxy but that does not come without threats from other species. The risks are real, the discoveries are there to be had, and the future is not carved in stone. Or is it? Only one way to find out…
“After the rain stopped, the Star Rover sent the shuttle down to the surface on the first of two trips. The first trip had fifteen of the guests, Dr. Weber, and Jeffery. The second trip would have the remaining guests and Beatrice Woods, the mission videographer.
Each scientific crewmember had been given assignments while on the surface. Thomas Mason, the exobiologist, and Beatrice were assigned to find the indigenous animals and take imagery of them. Sheila Nelson, a second exobiologist, was assigned to inspect the plants in the area and note if any them were harmful. She would take samples to bring back to the ship for analysis. Ensign Daryl Cohen, a geologist, volunteered to take a few of the guests with him as he explored some of the caves in the area.
Jeffery relaxed by the lake where he was joined by Dr. Weber. The water was crystal clear and there was an obvious abundance of fish swimming under the glassy surface. “You know what, Frank?” he said. “I think this would be a great spot for a vacation home. Debbie and I could live in the habitat, build a small boat, and go fishing every day.”
“This seems like the perfect spot for that, Jeffery. It makes me wonder why this planet is uninhabited. Perhaps people from other planets don’t like to relax the way we do?”
“I suppose that’s possible. But I’d be happy to trade several cases of chocolate for the rights to this place.”
“You’re talking like you’re ready to retire.”