What is the HelioNet? In 2070, the HelioNet is the space complement to the Internet. The Internet is still Earth’s computer network. HelioNet is what you use when you go into space within the Solar System. Its components reside at most Lagrange Points throughout the Solar System. The hardware that resides at each Lagrange Point is called a HelioNode. A HelioNode consists of transmitters, receivers and a mainframe computer. All transmissions, transmit and receive, are by laser. All HelioNodes are connected through the laser transmit-receive framework. For security, each HelioNode has an electrostatic shield that can electrocute anyone or thing that approaches closer than one-hundred yards without authorization. No human ever approaches the stations. They are self-sufficient and robot-maintained.
Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone of Storytelling
Story Alchemy is a companion volume to David Sheppard’s Novelsmithing. Screenwriter? Novelist? Playwright? Write short stories? Story Alchemy presents a powerful new technique for establishing story structure and gaining insight into the entire creative process. If you thought Novelsmithing was good, you’ll be blown away by Story Alchemy.