by Mark Kalina
Copyright 2012, Mark Kalina
All rights reserved.
This is a work of fiction. The names, places, characters and events portrayed in this book are the products of the author's imagination or else are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to any organization, group, event or location is entirely coincidental.
--A very big "Thank You" to Douglas D. Collins, for the epic job he did in editing and supplying feedback.
(Any remaining typos, mistakes in grammar, style, etc., are there in spite of Doug's good work, and are my own dumb fault.)
--Another big "Thanks" to George H. Hepker VI, who dealt with all sorts of formatting issues.
-- Franz Berner helped create the new cover and came up with fantastic 3D renders of the ships. The cool-looking ship on the cover is his work. Thanks!
--A lot of the technological assumptions in this story were informed by things I read on a website called "Atomic Rockets" (www.projectrho.com/rocketstub.html), maintained by Winchell D. Chung, jr. It's an excellent site with a lot of information on plausible and realistic space craft, weapons, etc. Highly useful.
(Any mistakes or nonsense regarding the "science" part of the science-fiction in this novel are either intentional or my own fault. For those that are my fault, there would be a lot more of them if not for the information I got from Atomic Rockets.)