Hello, well i noticed yesterday and saw it confirmed today that one of the minor hosts i use, Fileducky, no longer responds, in the case of Rho-Xs this means the loss of 58 links..sigh these were all sec or some third time uploads, looks like i will have to get thru that motion again.. Meanwhile the world is wondering about more silly Wikileaks and how much the Sunni ruling class fears Iran, thusfar they just stopped short of hiring Israel as their gunslinger, assuming big brother US would stamp it's foot down..silly sheiks no grasp of global politics, boogieman Amenijad is good for (weapons) business and keeps the oil flowing. Last thing the US wants is a democratic Iran..and the boogieman knows this..hmm. Enough of that, the UK is getting it's fair share of global warming these days..(where's that warm gulfstream gotten to)..Problems.. our Challenger crew seems to see no end to theirs..
Some years before the story opens, the huge Earth starship Challenger, on a mission to find Earth-like planets for colonization, encountered a meteoroid shower that killed all of the adult crew and seriously damaged the ship. The only human survivors were four babies - two boys, Telson and Darv, and two girls, Sharna and Astra.The four have been raised from childhood by androids and tutored by two disembodied voices called Angel One and Angel Two. Most of the humans believe the voices are real angels, but Darv is more suspicious and believes they are actually computers.
Darv is correct. The Angels are the Challenger's ancillary control computers. Due to a fault in their design they have become megalomaniacal and want to return to Earth and rule it. It was they who deliberately manoeuvred the Challenger into the path of the meteoroids and shut off the ship's defences. Unfortunately for them, they underestimated the amount of damage that would result, not only to the ship but themselves. As a result they have lost an unknown amount of potentially vital information about the nature of space and time.....
The starship Challenger has returned home and the crew have discovered the Earth has vanished and been replaced by the moon, not only that they find their lives in peril from a once benign force.Researching this 'new' solar system is essential to get some answers....Darv and Astra of the Challenger crew land on a strange planet, Zelda 5, and are taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5. Their fate is death, luckily the found another path to search for Paradise...What they found was the Challenger's sister ship where its population know nothing of life beyond their own craft. Having liberated themselves from the unwanted attentions they get a big shock as their home base Challenger decided to go it alone so it seems..More rampant robotics coming up, nobody seems to care about that old first law of robotics..thou shalt not kill humans (ahum, tell that to the cylons)
EarthSearch - 09 Star Cluster Tersus (12mb)
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