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Colonizing Trappist
by Chris Shockowitz View author's profile page

Overview


After the attempt to establish a colony at Proxima Centauri ends in disaster, humanity attempts to establish a colony at Trappist. The next closest habitable star system, 40 light years away from Earth. An advanced scout team is shocked at what they discover. Can they avert another disaster? Is humanity trapped in the star system of their birth or do they have what it takes to make humanity citizens of the stars?
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Eugene Hamilton, commander of an Earth mission to colonize the Trappist system, wakes after eighty years asleep aboard scout ship Exo-1. Once awake, Hamilton and his crew must choose which of the Trappist planets is best suited for human settlement, and they only have four months to make the decision before the ship Atlantis will arrive with five thousand colonists. Choosing the right location is no easy task. Numerous factors need to be considered, but what the humans did not expect was to discover traces of a vanished civilization. Not only do they find ruins of the Marzon aliens, but they discover this people were exterminated by another alien race. This race has left behind robots to defend the planet. While Exo-1's crew believes it can secure the planet against these robotic defenders, it's less certain it can defend itself if the robot's creators return and plan to colonize. For a while, all seems to go well as the colony begins operations. But then an alien ship approaches. Will these aliens be willing to make peace and compromise in sharing the planets, or will they seek to exterminate the humans, just like they did to the Marzon? Readers will love the suspense of Colonizing Trappist, Book 1 in Chris Shockowitz' new Outward Bound trilogy, complete with fascinating alien life forms, space-age technology, and moral quandaries about respecting life.
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About the author


Chris Shockowitz was born and raised in sunny California. He grew up exploring the fields, creeks, and hills of northern San Jose before the housing boom. At age ten, he discovered science fiction at the local library. First he read the Lensman series by E. E. Doc Smith and fell in love with the genre. Then he read all the classics like Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, and many more. Chris worked at many different jobs before graduating from San Jose State University with a business degree. Then he worked at Intel for twenty-five years, starting as a software developer and retiring early as a Director of Application Development. At Intel, Chris was recruited to participate in many projects designed to envision future products or services. One of his favorite phrases is, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Another is, "Bad News doesn't get better with age." Chris and his wife Carolyn are blessed with two wonderful children. He loves the outdoors and goes hiking or mountain biking every week. He enjoys writing and hopes to complete two science fiction series within three years.
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Science Fiction / Adventure

Language:English

Pages:432

eBook ISBN:9781947937529


Overview


After the attempt to establish a colony at Proxima Centauri ends in disaster, humanity attempts to establish a colony at Trappist. The next closest habitable star system, 40 light years away from Earth. An advanced scout team is shocked at what they discover. Can they avert another disaster? Is humanity trapped in the star system of their birth or do they have what it takes to make humanity citizens of the stars?

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Description


Eugene Hamilton, commander of an Earth mission to colonize the Trappist system, wakes after eighty years asleep aboard scout ship Exo-1. Once awake, Hamilton and his crew must choose which of the Trappist planets is best suited for human settlement, and they only have four months to make the decision before the ship Atlantis will arrive with five thousand colonists. Choosing the right location is no easy task. Numerous factors need to be considered, but what the humans did not expect was to discover traces of a vanished civilization. Not only do they find ruins of the Marzon aliens, but they discover this people were exterminated by another alien race. This race has left behind robots to defend the planet. While Exo-1's crew believes it can secure the planet against these robotic defenders, it's less certain it can defend itself if the robot's creators return and plan to colonize. For a while, all seems to go well as the colony begins operations. But then an alien ship approaches. Will these aliens be willing to make peace and compromise in sharing the planets, or will they seek to exterminate the humans, just like they did to the Marzon? Readers will love the suspense of Colonizing Trappist, Book 1 in Chris Shockowitz' new Outward Bound trilogy, complete with fascinating alien life forms, space-age technology, and moral quandaries about respecting life.

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About the author


Chris Shockowitz was born and raised in sunny California. He grew up exploring the fields, creeks, and hills of northern San Jose before the housing boom. At age ten, he discovered science fiction at the local library. First he read the Lensman series by E. E. Doc Smith and fell in love with the genre. Then he read all the classics like Asimov, Clark, Heinlein, and many more. Chris worked at many different jobs before graduating from San Jose State University with a business degree. Then he worked at Intel for twenty-five years, starting as a software developer and retiring early as a Director of Application Development. At Intel, Chris was recruited to participate in many projects designed to envision future products or services. One of his favorite phrases is, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Another is, "Bad News doesn't get better with age." Chris and his wife Carolyn are blessed with two wonderful children. He loves the outdoors and goes hiking or mountain biking every week. He enjoys writing and hopes to complete two science fiction series within three years.
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