THE CHI, THE PREQUEL TO THE SIR WILLIAM & MAC LIFE WITHOUT SLIPPERS SERIES The Chi, Look inside the monster A photon monster is a tricky creature. Its power increases with each bite it takes from a planet. But the only way it can be stopped is to deflate it, to punch a hole in its crystal shell. The theory was that the photons would shoot out into space, "fizzle" away. At least that was the theory.
The Chi, The prequel to the Sir William & Mac Life Without Slippers new science fiction series Amazon Excerpt I slipped my hands in my jeans pockets and rocked a little back and forth. Crossing my arms I looked at the Professor as if I knew what the hell he was talking about. “William is assigned the task of attempting to move the Chi Pequel, named after the spiral sea of Pequel, and, of course, chi, meaning energy,” said Professor Chord, looking at me below his bushy eyebrows. “Our goal is to move it away from Fidea. Agents sixteen, twenty-three, and eighty-nine all were able to penetrate the crystal ring. “But, once they were inside we never received a signal from them. We did, however, observe a burst of light just as the ships traveled through the lattice. Therefore, our conclusion is that the high energy was too much for our vessels and that these agents, like all who have attempted, have . . .” He looked at me apologetically. “Died. POOF!” He made a small exploding action with his hands then repeated himself, more quietly this time, "Poof." “Following these images you can see the history of our attempts.” We watched as a fleet of ships hit it and blew up. We saw ships firing explosive devices from a distance, then boom! an explosion. Then a very large ship, which showed up as just a blip on the image seemed to spread toward the crystal. And then blew up. “Hold on . . . how do I get out?” Leeber stood even taller and looked directly at me. This was bad. “We are hoping that another water bomb stored on the ship will provide the exit.” “Hoping? And what percentage of hope will I have?” “We cannot be exact . . .” “A guess, an estimate? A percentage of hope? Too much to ask?” “To the best of our ability we are projecting a 7% chance of exiting.” The Professor said as he walked away, heading for the back of the hall. “That figure may vary slightly, but we have all agreed it is a good approximation.” #sciencefiction #sciencefictionhumor #scifi #sciencefictionseries
E MAC, 1ST IN THE SIR WILLIAM & MAC LIFE WITHOUT SLIPPERS SERIES THE MAC, THE ILLUSION “But, you’re an alien. You really said that you’re an alien. You’re watching me and the places I go.” “Yes.” “Because I’m in danger, or I’m going to do something wrong or dangerous?” “Yes.” He shifted so that he could look directly at William. “The fire, putting it out with my hands.” “Yes.” “I never want to hurt anybody.” “I understand.” William got up and brought back more beers and a pink box filled with donuts. “Eat, you need your strength. Out of pickles, though. Sorry.” “Beer and donuts?” “Perfect, right?” Mac didn’t see the world as normal or not normal now. It was all a psycho world of illusion and lies. “Is the sky really blue? ” “Ah, man, you’re thinking too much. You want to know who, or what you are, don’t you?” “Yeah. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe I’ll be better off not knowing.” “You are a kid about to turn sixteen, with a beautiful girlfriend and a great family. You do okay in school. You’re doing pretty good for yourself.” “Human?” “As far as I know.” “But I put the fire out with my hands. That doesn’t sound normal, or human, does it? Why are you here, what is it that is so special about me that some alien wants to protect me, but also to keep me in line. What are you afraid I’ll do? What was all that shit about me saving billions? Just a lie for the computer or what? I can’t stand this. I gotta know what’s going on.” “People on Fidea seem to know. But, I’m not in that upper echelon. So, all I know is that you’re important.” Mac made a fist. “I don’t want to be this ‘important’ thing. How do I know that I’m not some sort of android or robot?” “Have you ever had an X-ray or cut yourself?” “Yeah.” “Did you look like a robot or android? Like in your movies? Little electronic circuits and stuff?” “No.” “Then I think you’re just a normal person.” “Normal, normal, normal. That word is pounding inside my head like a sledgehammer.” Rage was a surprise to him as he stood and pushed William across the room. “I am normal! And I’m not important. What’s so important about me?” William closed his eyes enjoying the chocolate iced eclair. “I don’t know, and don’t spill my beer!” he said, taking a deep swig. “But I’ll tell you what I do know.” “About time, don’t you think?” “Look, Mac, it seems like there are several layers of things happening here. There’s something big coming and you are involved with it. I suppose you’re meant to stop it.” AMAZON
The Mac, 1st in the Sir William & Mac Life Without Slippers Series is complicated. First they have to fight an alien attack, then they are faced with rescuing Mac's dad from terror birds. Those are easy compared to the wrath of h William's ex, Bax. Nicknamed Bad, Bad Bax. For a reason. Excerpt: “It’s your choice. Save Briana or the boy and his family. If you choose Briana I will bring her to Fidea. Alive. However, your little Earth pets will be frozen and destroyed. No pain, very fast. Or, of course, you can save the family and sacrifice Briana.” She smiled an eerie, lethal smile. “Either way, their deaths will be on your head. “Briana will die, oh, my,” she danced, singing the words, “Briana will die, a slow death, so slow she’ll surely be mad, mad, mad. The others will live. Or," she stopped and bowed as if on stage, “save the golden one, the Briana, the Briana. And your little Earth family over there will die, die, die, they will, they will, die, die, die. Crackle. Explode, explode. They’ll be gone. Come with me, we will rule the galaxy. It’s the logical choice.” “You are insane. I never realized it before. You are insane and even reprogramming wouldn’t save you. I will never go with you but I will stop you.” “Choose. It should be simple. You do love Briana, don’t you?” He wanted this all to stop, to be a horrible dream that he could wake up from. But it wasn’t and he had to do something, say something. Briana, he thought, was so powerful that she would have a chance at surviving. Mac would have no chance, no defenses. Holly and Misha would surely die. He gritted his teeth, his fists tight, fingernails digging into his palms. There was only one choice.
The Sir William & Mac Life Without Slippers Series
This science fiction novel series is just what you need to cozy up in your slippers and enjoy your donuts and sauerkraut, William's favorite snack.