12. A Jungle Field Trip (C) #RRBC

Previously, a senior high school Botany class embarked on a shuttle to the surface of planet Genesis from the colonizer ship, UNS Divine Scepter. As a precaution, teacher Giorgio Pinto’s class was accompanied by a security detail of twelve marines into the jungle adjacent to the construction site of Genesis City. Once there, the class of thirty students was given one hour to collect samples of flora to take back to class aboard Scepter for study. After that, they were to have a tour of the facilities at the capital city site and lunch with the Director of Building Operations, Jethro Hodge.

Pleased with his students’ performance since they left their home pod, aboard Scepter, Pinto’s stress levels had been in steady decline while foraging in the jungle. He had been assisting a small group beside the stream at the foot of a waterfall, who were collecting plant specimens in the shallow water. The teacher didn’t see the two girls climbing the grade beside the waterfall until Tanya Sablicksen called out to him. Pinto straightened up, turned toward the sound of Tanya’s voice and saw her pointing at the falls behind him. He turned in time to hear Carol’s scream, and the sharp report of a rifle. Helplessly, he watched as Carol pulled Barb over the waterfall with her. Continue reading “12. A Jungle Field Trip (C) #RRBC”

11. A Jungle Field Trip (B) #RRBC

Previously, Giorgio Pinto brought his high school Botany class to the planet surface from Divine Scepter. Upon their arrival, they met Tanya Sablicksen, a former student of Pinto’s.

 

“Class, I’d like you to meet Tanya Sablicksen, a former student of mine, and now assistant to Director Hodge. Tanya?” Continue reading “11. A Jungle Field Trip (B) #RRBC”

Who Needs Science Fiction? We All Do!

“Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.”

~ Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992) was an American professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was a prolific writer of more than 500 books and was best known for his science fiction works and popular science books. He wrote three major science fiction series: the Foundation Series, the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series. It seems to me that this prolific author had more important goals when writing science fiction than just entertaining the masses. Continue reading “Who Needs Science Fiction? We All Do!”

3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the third of many, which will follow.

Setting:  Nonnie and John are sitting in the reception area on the fourth floor of Newton Industries in Genesis City.  Continue reading “3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…”

2. #RRBC: She’s My Candidate for President!

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the second of many, which will follow.

Setting: Nonnie and John materialize in the brightly lit reception area of Navy Headquarters in Genesis City where they are seated waiting to see ArcGeneral Liz Hastings.
Continue reading “2. #RRBC: She’s My Candidate for President!”