#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


    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.


  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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