The Moon, Europa

The Moon, Europa

Friday, September 18, 2009

Release Date

Europa has been released and is currently available on the publisher's site. However, the national release date is January 19, 2010. Between October and January it will only be available on the publisher's website. While I had hoped for something sooner, the time frame is the industry standard for national release. The link to the publisher is on the side bar.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Accelerator weapons - rifles and sidearms

Accelerator weapons use magnetic acceleration instead of a chemical reaction (gunpowder) to propel a projectile. They fire smaller projectiles at much higher velocities. This means a smaller bullet moving faster can do more damage than a larger one moving slower. This is proven in the formula for Newton's second law, F=ma (Force=mass * acceleration).
Accelerator weapons have a higher ammo capacity, but require a battery to power the processors and magnets that fire the projectile. The projectile does not contact the barrel of the weapon as it passes through the series of ring shaped magnets. This allows the projectiles to be made of any heavy metal, capable of magnetic attraction, providing armor piercing qualities without the problems of excessive barrel wear that traditional firearms would suffer.
The velocity at which the weapons projectile is fired can be adjusted by the user. During battles aboard space faring ships, soldiers turn down the velocity of their weapons so they lessen the chances of penetrating the hull of their ship.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


J.A. Sanderlin has written a very moving tale that continually keeps you on the edge of your seat. The discoveries of Jonas correlate with life as it is today and the many challenges we face in our ever changing world.

As you read Europa you can’t help but relate to your own life of faith, obedience, forgiveness and love. The book leads you on the path of discovering one’s strength in the midst of chaos and devastation, and the ultimate source of that strength. God’s patience with each of us shows in the pages of Europa—His patience as we find ourselves and who we are meant to be in Him, in this life on Earth.

It is a good read!!

Anna Marie Warren, author of “Finding Yourself in Divorce”,

Milestones International Publishing