It is the year 2044 on Earth. At the Farside observatory complex on the Moon, a startling astronomical discovery has been made. A survey for pulsars has found an x-ray source in a region of space where none has been detected before.
Upon further investigation, they find that this x-ray source is just outside of the Solar System and is approaching at over 300 miles per second. The astronomers are paralyzed by what they have found knowing what its disastrous ramifications might be.
A neutron star is approaching the Solar System. It appeared out of a small dense dust cloud that was shielding its approach. Armageddon has arrived; the star is on a trajectory that will take it through the center of the Solar System. Life on Earth will not survive its passing.
The only hope for survival will be on the massive Star One space station at the Earth-Moon Lagrange point or possibly in Tycho City deep beneath the Moon’s surface. It will be a race against time to save a fraction of the Earth’s frightened population.
A power struggle will erupt on Earth over who is to survive. On Star One and at Tycho City they prepare for the worst, unfortunately, the threat from Earth might be just as dangerous as the approaching neutron star.
This is the first of a two part story. Star One: Dark Star will be out in June.
From the Author
This story is concluded in Star One: Dark Star. Click on Raymond L. Weil (author) above for all Raymond L. Weil books.
About the Author
I live in Clinton Oklahoma with my wife of 38 years and our cats. I attended college at SWOSU in Weatherford Oklahoma, majoring in Math with minors in Creative Writing and History.
My hobbies include watching soccer, reading, camping, and of course writing. I coached youth soccer for twelve years before moving on and becoming a high school soccer coach for thirteen more.
I am an avid reader and have a science fiction / fantasy collection of over two thousand paperbacks. I want future generations to know the experiance of reading a good book, as I have over the last forty years. I also have a very vivid imagination, which sometimes worries my friends. They never know what I am going to say or what I am going to do.