Genres: Science Fiction
30 Minutes for New Hell
by Rick Kennett
He checked the clock again.
Twenty-nine, twenty-eight, twenty-seven …
From his vantage point at the weapons console at Com, Lieutenant Frank Peters looked first at the forward access hatch, then at the aft access hatch, speculating. Yes, he thought. Forward hatch. Definitely. It was slightly further from Scans, but more direct. And the Professor was nothing if not direct.
He leaned back and listened to the building power-song of the drive firing gravity rings down the hull, faster and faster, acting on every atom simultaneously, causing no g forces within.
Twenty-four, twenty-three, twenty-two …