A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 340, Thursday
December 6th, 2018
Chapter Four: Space
Everything is changing, shifting all the time. The only certain thing is the objective, and that in itself was a target in motion.
In the theatre of ZeroG combat, there was no such thing as zero gravity, the label was a misnomer.
Gravitational fields were among the most important factors to consider in the shifting landscape of combat.
Manipulation of the forces of Gravity was absolutely crucial, understanding them, tracking their movement, anticipating the flux in them was vital to any mission commander.
There were batteries of instruments on every interstellar combat vessel devoted to the detection of gravitational waves and particles, and there were humans interpreting those signals and sending data to all of the smaller vessels under its command.
Combat took place in the vacuum of space, but any combat taking place in proximity to the gravitational field of planetary or astral bodies had to take precise measurement of their power, both to dampen or accelerate inertia.
Gravity wells, and singularities, could be generated artificially. The generation of artificial mass were among the deadliest weapons in the imperial arsenal.
It took only moments for artificial mass to become actual mass by capturing nearby objects.
The tactical deployment of these devices and the navigation of them, were the keys to victory in deep space.
It could be catastrophic if deployed to close to a planet or a star.
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