When sci-if meets science (Silversides)

Real Science inspires SciFi

This is exactly what I have been looking for in a the mask that my characters in the novel, Silversides, wear when they first land on Gliese 581 g to protect themselves against biologicals they yet do not have immunities for. It is so awesome to finally have a clear image, which makes writing a bit easier. The real science fiction is behind the concept of this mask, an artist’s rendition, of the research coming out of Denmark for a new material synthesized from cobalt to extract and store oxygen eliminating the need of oxygen tanks.   Now back to editing….

Excerpt from Silversides: Chapter Five

Kulcn stepped out from the shuttle with the bleed of oxygen rushing past him, the last of Earth’s oxygen as it diffused into the alien atmosphere. He paused to read the input on his lens while surveying the landscape.  Descending the ramp, the white microtiles of his suit and mask had turned a charcoal black, matching the color of the sand beneath his boots. The other Silversides followed, their suits fluxing from the bottom up as if they had walked into a pool of black ink.  Here they stood on an alien world, a nightmare about to begin.

1 thought on “When sci-if meets science (Silversides)

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