The Uprising: Revolution

There has been no war for fifty years. Humanity is united under a single government and expanding to the other planets of the solar system. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have pushed productivity to hitherto unimaginable levels. You’d think this is paradise. You’d be wrong.

THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IS ETERNAL

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SAMPLE PAGES

CHAPTER 1 :: CALLISTO

Jason stood transfixed by the screen, looking at the Jovian atmosphere swirling in a dance of yellow, orange and brown that was almost hypnotizing. If a waltz would just play over the facility’s speakers, it would be the perfect backdrop to the marvelous view. As it happened, everyone else was sleeping, and he was the only one up; using the public announcement system for his own needs, waking everyone else up in the process, would not go down well.

He had been the director of the Callistoan Mining and Heavy Atom Production Facility for five years already, and it had been an interesting experience. Their task was to get hydrogen, deuterium, and helium off Jupiter’s atmosphere or the planet’s moons, turn them into carbon, oxygen and other heavier atoms at their specialized fusion reactors, and then launch the produce in a pod to one of the terraforming projects around the Solar System, while trying to make sure the hostile environment of Callisto did not kill them in seconds.

CHAPTER 14 :: MARS

It took Suzanne and her team two days to complete her work on all their suits, which was to remove the kill devices put in by Astrotech to avert precisely the thing they planned to do, and ensure they could communicate without outside interference. During this time Johannes and a couple other civil engineers put together crude tower shields and cudgels to use as weapons; he melted down reinforcement steel to cast the core, and used ceramics to coat it in an attempt to emulate composite armor. He opted against making a blade, after all, as the quality of the steel they had was not up to the task.

The whole staff at the site suited up, twenty-two people in total, and they all had a shield and a cudgel. They boarded the open top tracked transport, and started off to the Capital City, just like over a dozen other groups did all over the planet at the same time. No-one spoke, the gravity of what they were about to do too oppressive for small-talk.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Konstantinos Christidis was born in 1978 and raised in Athens. He studied Civil Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace and has over 15 years of experience in Transportation planning and engineering.

He discovered the world of science fiction at the age of nine through “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” by Jules Verne, and he’s been hooked ever since. Throughout his life, he has immersed himself in the literature of applied and theoretical Physics and Mathematics, while consuming a formidable number of science fiction works by masters of the genre, the likes of Isaac Asimov.

He is now working and living in Qatar with his wife and two cats, and preparing his PhD in Transportation Planning and Engineering. With his first book “The Uprising”, he wishes to transport you to possible future worlds and realities.