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ftl Published

ftl Published

My first book ‘ftl’ has just been published on Smashwords and should be on other major on-line retailer sites soon.

The short synopsis is:

Ethan Richards develops a warp bubble drive to travel faster than the speed of light. He builds a spaceship because he needs to go to Iapetus, a moon of Saturn, to get the element Astatine for the drive to work. Loki, a business mogul, finds out about the deposit and wants to own it himself. He builds a ship also. Ethan and Loki are in a race to Iapetus. Who will get there first?

ftl is published. Read more on my website or go to Smashwords and download a free sample. Hopefully you will be interested enough to buy it.


Iapetus is a moon of Saturn. It has two unusual properties. One hemisphere is much darker than the other. The current theory as to why this is, is that there is thawing and freezing of water on the moon and the ice preferentially has moved from one hemisphere to another over a period of time. The unusual anomaly is used in the book ftl to indicate a rare element (Astatine) has been deposited on it. This was from a long past passage of our solar system through a nebulous cloud that has deposited the element on the moon, only one hemisphere facing the front of the cloud. That’s what science fiction is all about.

The other usual property is that there is an equatorial ridge around the moon.

Warp Bubbles

The idea of warp bubbles was first put forward by Miguel Alcubierre in 1994. It seems that NASA is conducting further research into the possibility of creating a warp bubble drive for faster than light space travel. It requires Exotic matter for the drive. My book ftl looks at the engineered development of this drive and the first faster than light space voyage. I hope to have ftl published soon. Your thoughts on the technology would be interesting.


ftl, my first book, explores the development of the first faster than light space drive. It explores the adventure of faster than light space travel and also how greed that can lead some to resort ruthless measures to ensure they can extract great wealth for the development themselves.

Its release as an eBook is imminent through Smashwords. It will also be distributed to the major eBook sites for purchase.

I will let you all know when it is released.