I spent my early years in the part of Los Angeles known as the South Central. I was known
as Whi' Boy, which was sufficient to identify me in that place. I'm a skilled kung-fu
player, using a system that I learned from a Korean I knew only as 'Pak.' It would be
easier to tell you the places that Pak wasn't wanted by the police, rather than the places
where he was wanted by the police. Pak's kung-fu system, augmented by some bits and pieces
from some Chinese practitioners is quick and effective, or I wouldn't be alive today. My
early education was mostly obtained by stealing books from the public library [I always
returned them and the Librarian even began to provide me with reading lists.] I did go to
high schools, but I never really learned anything there. I eventually graduated from the
University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA, with a degree in mathematics.
I write science fiction and erotica.
Young Joh is growing up on a world called Xerbuc.
A first space expedition from Xerbuc made it to the larger of Xerbucís two moons. On Varanna they found an abandoned, but well preserved ship. The ship was built by what was called the Empire. The ship is a long distance voyager, called a Longliner, intended for interplanetary trade. There are star maps aboard and simple directions for the operation of the ship.
Due to some inspired computer hacking, young Joh trains himself to operate the Longliner.
Young Joh is then sent off to run an ancient Empire trade route. The knowledge learned will greatly advance the science of Xerbuc. The voyage will require some 2,000 Xerbuc years. However, due to the compression of time for someone traveling near the speed of light, the voyage will require only about 18 years of young Joh's life.
Young Joh is willing to serve 18 years in solitary confinement, because only young Joh sees what he will gain from his 18 years of solitary confinement.
No. words: 3532
Style: Science Fiction - Space, Mainstream
Available Formats: Palm MOBI EPUB Sony Reader (LRF) ;MS Word PDF MS Reader Text RTF
Product type: EBook
Published: 3 / 2016
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