Welcome to my post for the Out of this World SFR Brigade Midsummer Blog hop! I'll be giving away a $20 gift certificate to Barnes&Noble or Amazon, winner's choice, to one random commenter so be sure to comment below. Please include your email address, using the name at domain dot com format if you prefer, to be entered to win here. Then at the end, enter the Rafflecopter to say you've commented to be entered for the Grand Prizes which are just spectacular. More on that following the post.
Since we're taking a trip "out of this world" for this hop, I want to talk about faster-than-light travel and why I love it even if it isn't practical given current laws of physics. I love the idea of exploring the galaxy, even moving beyond our galaxy to explore the rest of the universe. Can you just imagine all the cool stuff out there to see? New suns and planets, black holes, dust clouds... So many exciting things to explore.
To do this requires traveling across huge expanses of space, so we'd need some way of getting around pretty damned fast. At the moment, the only way we can do this is through fiction. So I'm all for FTL drives and warp speed and jumping through hyperspace and whatever else an author uses to get her characters out exploring the greater universe. There are just too many adventures to have to be stuck behind the speed of light!
In my Naravan Chronicles, my characters "jump" through hyperspace, using a type of space warping technology. And the ability to do that has taken humans into some really cool places. They've met alien species, colonized new planets, gotten into trouble, and in general gone back to their explorer instincts. All because they have the technology to fly among the stars. Just the thought of it thrills me.
So here's to hoping, in time, we find a way to break the speed of light barrier and take ourselves out of this world. If I'm still around, I'll be in line with all the other explorers.
Now as a reminder here are the Grand Prizes for the hop:
$150 Gift Certificate to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (winner's choice) plus a huge ebook bundle (Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book 1: Wither, Recast Book 2: Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha's Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire, Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, Breakout, Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and Deception, Games of Command, The Plan, Starburst, and Stark Pleasure)
$50 Gift Certificate to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (winner's choice)
Four (4)--$25 Gift Certificates to Amazon or Barnes&Noble (given to separate winners and their choice)
a Rafflecopter giveaway