Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!
Today’s snippet comes from Book Three of The Black Wing Chronicles ~ BARRON’S LAST STAND.
Five years after HERO’S END, Bo has been hired by a crime boss to break his younger brother out of Akita Detention Center. Once safely outside the prison’s walls, they’ve made it back to her ship — Sundance — and are preparing to break grav. Things are about to get complicated. Bo is going to learn the picket ships are the least of her concern.
She called out instructions to her ship all the way to the flight deck. “Sundance, get the shields on-line right away. I want full weapons systems before we raise ship. How long before the sublights and repulsors are ready to break grav?”
Already the ship’s engines were rumbling with enough power to set the deckplates into a steady vibration.
“As soon as you strap in, Commander, and run your pre-flight, you may raise ship,” Sundance pertly replied.
Bo’s lips quirked at the subtle reminder to buckle up and run a systems check before even attempting to lift off.
“You’re as bad as Edge,” she chided her ship under her breath. But, dutifully, Bo fastened her g-locks as soon as she’d settled into the pilot’s seat.
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21 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Breaking Grav”
Sounds like she might have more problems with her own ship than the enemy!
It’s what she gets for programming the ship with her father’s voiceprint.
Oh, the computer was just trying to give a helpful reminder. It’s not like it was asking for a cup of coffee or something … you know, coffee sounds good right now. Be right back.
I can’t imagine what Sundance would want with coffee…but you’re right. Coffee does sound good right now.
Love the thought of Bo as a hired gun…heh. Great snippet.
Thanks! BLS was actually written first as a stand-alone. To me, she’s *always* been a hired gun! 😉
Well then, get all of these other books written so we can enjoy her as a hired gun. 😉
Safety first! Nice little snippet and a peek into book 3. 😀 i’m excited to read this already, and book 2. Oh, hurry!
I love how the ship has an attitude. Great snippet!
All ships need attitude. It keeps things interesting in the deep dark.
I think the ship should play public-service holos of what happens to naughty space renegades when they don’t properly buckle-up.
They get spanked?
Wait. But is spanking an effective deterrent?
Must all our answers be in the form of a question?
The interaction between her and the ship is fun to read, very engaging. It adds a lot to the snippet to know it’s her father’s voiceprint. Neat!
Thanks! I can’t wait to get to work on this one full-time.
There’s great action in this scene… I could picture her running up to the flight deck with the ship vibrating all around her.
Very nice additional information about the ship having her father’s voiceprint. 🙂 Nice snippet!
Ah space travel, one of my joys in imaginary life.