Twisted Spaces: 1 / Destination Mars by E.N. Abel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The one line of the novel which grabbed my attention to choose to read is this "The first personal computer was not built in a multi-billion dollar research centre of a Fortune 500 company, but in a garage in California. The world's first fusion reactor will not run in a high-tech corporate laboratory, but in an American backyard. And the first interstellar vessel …".
Michael MacMillan one of the Special Ops and his team Twisted Spaces designs a Spaceship with light drive system within five years, their long term plan is to travel interstellar and make a colony in Mars. The fuel for a such spaceship needs Tritium which can be provided by only one in the whole world is CERN.
Mike sends a message along with small sized grav generator to Dr.Ralf Kaiser the head of CERN he was astonished by the exhibit. Subsequently Mike uses the Chinese satellite to video call Dr.Kaiser. Their talk which was encrypted was decoded by an intelligent girl Chan under the command of Lian Xao the Head of Chinese Intelligence.
A mutual agreement between the Twisted spaces and CERN blooms. On one side Americans try to take control of the Twisted space base, with sacrifice of Mike's girlfriend they escape to space. But the Chinese who knows about the future of this gravity based transportation send their best spy to steal the grav generator but the plan foils.
As they cannot steal the machine they plan to kill all the members of the Twisted spaces in space by firing ICBM's which was easily evaded by the crew. And they retaliate with their sophisticated weapon as a warning.
Did Mike's vision of travel to Mars happened? What did Chinese do after their failure? What happens when the world comes to know the making of grav generator based transportation? How did Mike and his team gets hold of this unique achievement? Who helped him, is it the aliens? all these are answered in the remaining chapters of the novel.
A little knowledge about the work of Burkhard Heims quantum field theory will enhances our reading, the author has tried to give it as simple as possible. The leadership qualities of Michael MacMillan was extra ordinary. His shrewdness comes to light when facing the adversaries are breathtaking. Some of his quotes in the novel are like uttered by a World Leader.
"Only way we all can survive death is ... Through our children".
"survival of the many always supersedes survival of the one".
I thorough enjoyed the novel, the author has cleverly paced the chapters when most of their action takes place in a sphere with only dialogs but added little bit of espionage and sentiments to overcome the drag. I received this kindle edition as free.
Waiting to read the second installment of this story.
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