Sunday, May 11, 2008

J Alan Brown's "Fine Tuning" (flash fiction, science fiction, free, minor post)

An interstellar spaceship captain hires a super-"Tuner" - someone who can compute the parameters to program the ship's computer to minimize the number of jumps in & out of hyperspace.

Last line sounded like it packed some punch, but I missed the punch: "Hopper Nockity only tunes once." Hopper Nockity is the Tuner. I wonder if he planned to quit just after impressing the boss.

Lot of hand-wavy text related to travel via hyperspace, but it felt good:(

Fact sheet.

First published: AntipodeanSF, #110 (July/August 2007).
Rating: B
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