Thursday, September 4, 2014

My 7-7-7 Challenge

I was nominated by Lesley Donaldson to do the "7-7-7 Challenge."  That is to share seven lines from the seventh page of your work in progress (WIP), starting from the seventh line.

My current WIP is an untitled and unfinished science fiction novel set about 1,000 years in the future. Humans have yet to develop faster than light travel. This section, which conforms to the 7-7-7 challenge, is a bit of exposition, explaining the rules of this world. I cheated a little and went to the end of the paragraph:
The glass stayed on the table because of the one gee acceleration the Bussard ramjet provided. At the moment they were travelling ass-backwards, negatively accelerating to match orbits with the primary of this system. When they slowed too much for the ramjet to work, they would rely on stored hydrogen to operate the fusion rocket. The Bussard scoops had three functions in interstellar space: gather enough hydrogen to run the fusion drive, store hydrogen for when the ramjet wouldn't work, and detect an object large enough to damage the Longboat.
Exciting, huh!

I nominate Antoinette HoustonJane Bled, and Joy. They shall be informed via Twitter.

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