#AtoZChallenge, Day 20: Tunnelspace

TTunnelspace is The Benevolence Archives’ way of getting around the fact that space is mind-bogglingly big.  The exact technical process behind entering tunnelspace and how it actually works has been (deliberately) left obscure, as has how fast one actually travels while in tunnelspace; it does not necessarily match up to lightspeed.  Ships can enter tunnelspace anywhere outside of a large gravity well, and it is possible for a Benevolence vehicle called a “blockship” to pull a ship out of tunnelspace involuntarily, a process that is excessively painful for any biological organisms that may be on the ship when it happens.

My theme for this year’s A to Z challenge is my series The Benevolence Archives.  You can learn more about the series by going to the Amazon page for Volume 1 here or add it to a Goodreads shelf here.  

Previously: Sirrys ban Irtuus bon Alaamac.

 

4 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge, Day 20: Tunnelspace

  1. Rhonda Strong Gilmour

    I’m not a sci-fi writer, but many members of my critique group are. I wonder, how do you decide which aspects of your world need to be explained, and which you can leave deliberately vague, like your concept of tunnel space?
    @RhondaGilmour from
    Late Blooming Rose

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    1. Generally, “science” is deliberately left vague. I’m not interested in having to tie down anything that might require me to do math in order to write a story. I’m comfortable with this particular world being one where the high tech may as well be magic; it fits in with using the fantasy races, too.

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  2. That sounds fun! I won’t be able to read your book until I’ve finished my own series, or I’ll risk acquiring ideas 🙂 But then, with the length of my TBR list, I’ll add them anyway!
    <a href=”http://jemimapett.com>Jemima Pett

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  3. Tunnelspace is understood without being defined. When I first came across it in your books, I equated it to hyperspace, wormholes and the many other devices used by SF writers over the years to provide FTL travel. I didn’t need any explanation, because the underlying concept was, to me at least, a familiar one.

    Keith Channing A-Zing from http://keithkreates.com

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