Meet The McKinneys – Space Family Confidential

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Space Family McKinney


Intergalactic Backdrop

waybac-machineWayback in ancient times (the 1980’s), I sat down at my typewriter and fashioned myself a little story about an orbiting colony around the planet Mars.

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.

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A few years later, the TV show Star Trek came along. God bless creator Gene Roddenberry. Before the star-trek-logo1advent 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 return-trip-3-16-001out 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 & cropped-stay-tuned-001.jpgDeke 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.

Meet The McKinneys

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