Space Family McKinney
I had been a huge fan of space ever since my membership in a Science Fiction Book Club, back in the day when hardcover books were what people read. In that club, which I shared with my 6th grade buddy, Scott Jacobs, I consumed The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, Farnham’s Freehold by Robert Heinlein and the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
A few years later, the TV show Star Trek came along. God bless creator Gene Roddenberry. Before the advent of the DVR, or VCR for that matter, my teenage fanny was planted in my family’s basement anxiously awaiting the week’s next episode about the crew: Capt. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov and Uhura.
THAT DID IT. I was a Sci-Fi devotee for life
Before I could say, “Beam me up Scotty!”, I was a high school senior and launching my writing career. But this isn’t about a couple ignominious paperbacks. The is about THE RETURN TRIP and the Space Family McKinney.
The Space Family McKinney
We enter the story with the husband/wife team of Sampson and Celeste McKinney winging their way out to the Red Planet aboard the deep-space shuttle Chronicle. Their 1 year mission: to start up Space Colony 1, a World Space Consortium orbiting outpost, with the goal of building a manned colony on the surface of Mars. I can tell you that there are 2 countries that are not onboard with the WSA colony. Sadly, in the year 2030, jealousy and envy are entrenched human emotions.
Back on Earth, the historic astronaut’s 15 & 16 year old sons, Gus & Deke wait anxiously, along with the rest of a hopeful planet. I can guarantee that they plan to follow in their parent’s contrails.
There are plenty of surprises along the way, but I want you to read along, so I will not give anything else away…
… Sunday thru Friday, like the inevitable passage of time and space, you will be treated to one episode after the next until the exciting final episode.
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