Tomorrow the Stars—
Today, World War III!
Dr. Neil Anson Clemons was born at the very moment that men first
landed on the moon and always strived to become an astronaut and reach
the stars. Becoming an astronaut and traveling to the stars are not easy
tasks. Neil devoted his life to staying physically fit as any astronaut
should be through martial arts and mentally fit by studying and becoming
one of the world's foremost experts in quantum physics and gravitational
theory. Now he and his team have achieved a breakthrough, both in
building a warp drive, and finding a new energy source powerful enough
to make the drive more than an interesting theoretical concept.
With the help of attractive and outspoken southern astronaut, US Air
Force Colonel Tabitha Ames, the US Government is convinced to fund the
Top Secret warp project, including assembly in orbit of the first
faster-than-light probe. Unfortunately, forces working behind the scenes
have much darker dreams, and have infiltrated the Top Secret program.
They do not hesitate to blow up a space shuttle, attempt to kill Neil
and Tabitha, and use the stolen warp technology to start what they
expect to be a short, devastating, and victorious war with the United
But Dr. Clemons has ideas for using his warp drive technology
completely unsuspected by America's enemies, and repelling the all-out
attack is only the beginning of a titanic struggle to reach the stars.
Warp Speed is lightning-paced science fiction adventure built
upon authentic science in the grand tradition of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C.
Clarke, and E. E. "Doc" Smith.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Travis S. Taylor—"Doc" Taylor to his friends—has earned his
soubriquet the hard way: He has a Doctorate in Optical Science and
Engineering, a Master's degree in Physics, a Master's degree in
Aerospace Engineering, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville;
a Master's degree in Astronomy from the University of Western Sydney,
and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn
University. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department
of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working
on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes,
space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch
concepts. In his copious spare time, Doc Travis is also a black belt
martial artist, a private pilot, a SCUBA diver, races mountain bikes,
competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm
guitarist of several hard rock bands. He currently lives with his wife
Karen, daughter Kalista Jade, two dogs Stevie and Wesker, and his cat
Kuro, in north Alabama.