Astrobase, The Novel | Chapter 6 - Do Something About It -
We've been focusing our efforts on production, so we haven't been putting up as much content as we'd like as of late. We're in the midst of adding some major new slices of gameplay, so we can't show anything off right now.
In the meantime, you'll find attached a new WIP chapter of the Astrobase Command novel. Hyperspace has shattered, leaving the crew isolated on the edge of nowhere without hope for rescue or resupply.
Here's a quick preview:
"“Bring up the hyperspace overlay.” Sanmar directed. The sensor operator’s hands flew over the keyboard, spun a dial, and clicked a pair of heavy polymer switches. The display flickered briefly before the purple spaghetti mess of hyperspace appeared over the map.
“Now zoom out to the local area star chart.” Sanmar crossed his arms and cupped his chin with his right hand. His mind raced as it ran through the possibilities that were laid out before him. His eyes darted around the star chart, looking for a thread, a pathway that he could exploit. Even to his untrained eye, it was evident that the hyperspace tunnels hadn’t begun regenerating since the blast.
There. One of the tunnels, warped as it was in 4D space, passed near the station. Near enough that the transporter could latch onto it and coax the tunnel open. He traced its path, contemplating its winding line as it ducked under, passed over and pierced through a swarm of other hyperspace fragments. His task was complicated by the tunnels’s slow meandering as they swayed under the pressures of hyperspace currents. Eddies twisted the tunnels, magnetic fields aligned some, while others, partially anchored in parts of realspace rocked back and forth like a giant space anemone.
He touched the sensor table, using his index to trace the hyperspace tunnel’s path. He gasped when he spotted a point where it traversed near one of the planets Gleeson had recently charted.
“Hyperspace anchors.” He breathed."
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