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Rory Goes to the Stars: 2nd Edition

Rory Goes to the Stars: 2nd Edition

By Frank Harris

Book 3 is Rory from age 16 to 18. He makes the 1st maiden voyage on the 1st star ship, outside our solar system and beyond, returns to finish school as a celebrity. He then serves as an intern working on the next class of ship capable of extra-galactic travel, finding untold adventure and surprises.

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My name is Rory Winfield; I am a
16-year-old boy in the year 2121. What a
year this has been. As I was approaching
the shipyard, I couldn’t help but
think about all that has happened on the
Mars Colony, the band tour back on earth,
mom getting sober, Sketch and I breaking
up, and of course dad’s death. It is
weird how some years can best be
described as the “Year of
Hell.” However, the brightest spot
of the year has to be Angela. I was just
thinking about how much I was going to
miss her company every day. Yet, with
travel such as it is, I will be able to make
weekend visits without too much trouble.
I could not believe my eyes as I
approached the shipyard closer at a speed
slow enough to take in the sights. There on
the outside, in open space was the largest
ship I have ever seen. There was a front
section with windows all around it. It was
like a half disk. Then there was a huge
tubular section being built in the middle.
Once I saw the specifications and this
section was planned to rotate to create  
gravity. It was also lined with gravity plates
as a backup. From what I read, the living
quarters and everything else was on the
inside of the tube. It was like the opposite
of a planet without a sun however. With
artificial gravity one could walk on the
inside surface of the tube. Behind the tube
was several large stationary sections
attached to each other with a huge drive
section on the rear. This was barely visible
as I was approaching the shipyard from the
front view of the ship. I was stunned at the
sheer size of not only the ship but also the
whole shipyard and all the activity outside
in space, people in space suits and shuttles
coming to and from the shipyard and the
ship.
Because everything was so large, I was still
some distance away from the yard. As I
got closer, I could see what looked like
50-75 people in spacesuits working all
around the ship. As I approached the
docking bay, I could see out my right side
window a huge MCU making huge steel
panels. Then one man on each side of the
panel was behind it and held onto the edge  

Rory on Mars Colony

Rory on Mars Colony

By Frank Harris

This is book 2 of the series. It is the story of a 15 yr old boy in the year 2120. His dad is a physicist and is assigned to the Mars colony for a 1 year tour. This is about of his life in school, personal tragedies, girl problems, troubles with the law and much more.

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My name is Rory Winfield. I am 15 yrs old
and the year is 2120. Many things have
changed in my short lifetime. I was born in
2105, long after the Great Global Financial
Crash of 2018. My granddad has told me
many stories of what life was like back
then. They used a fake currency, printed at
will. Very few people con-trolled the
world. He tried to explain to me greedy
and corrupt politicians. It sounded so
insane and barbaric; I could not imagine
humanity tolerating it.

My granddad was 3 yrs old in 2028, it
was the year of the Great Awakening. My
dad tells me that in what was called the
country of the United States of American,
they had a history of constant wars for
“profit”, another ancient
useless word. In the year of the
awakening, all “soldiers”
(usually poor young men used as cannon
fodder), those who killed others at the
order of politicians, (usually old rich men
safe in their offices), laid down their
weapons and started hugging and talking to  
their former enemies.

Humanity as a whole saw the futility of
their ways, and refused to continue killing.
The leaders called off all wars, and world
peace was achieved for the first time in
human history. My grandpa said that this
was a slow process starting around 1989.
After 2012, more people started waking
up until it reached critical mass in 2028,
and the planet at large changed,
consciousness changed. We became
aware of our connection to each other, and
as he put it, the nature of our slavery.
Enough history lessons, back to the
present.

It has been six months sense my accident
with my dad’s virtual reality
program. I had to do some extensive
deprogramming and therapy to reconstruct
my sense of reality. I decided not to ever
dawn that inferno helmet again. Finally, I
think life has gotten back to somewhat
normal. Everything has been going well at
school subject wise. Many of my