I’m a little late with this post; I’ve been on the road. On the plus side, I’ve acquired some spacey help with my writing: see the picture. His name is Nova, and he is a very sweet cat. Temporary but very welcome.
In Chapter 20, Straker arrives back at the Allgood command module to rescue the remaining crew when he is attacked by a second drone. It turns out, however, that Straker isn’t as helpless against this machine as he was before. He makes it back into the ship and then…ah, but you’ll have to read it for yourself!
In real-world news, the Perseids, the most widely observed and dependable of the annual meteor displays, will peak during the overnight hours of Thursday, Aug. 11 into the morning of Friday, Aug. 12. Due to the gravitation influence of Jupiter, this year’s show is supposed to be especially awesome. When the little particles hit our atmosphere, they put on a brilliant but harmless light show. Of course, not all particles are as small and insubstantial as these. Some of them are big and made of iron and can do bad things to us; see my banner graphic of Meteor Crater in Arizona. Best time to view is 1 – 4:20 AM EDT, which would be 11PM to 2:20AM MDT. I’ll be watching, how about you?