Ships in the Torchship setting travel from star to star via gates, so the pattern of gate connections matters more than the physical positions of the stars relative to each other. This map shows some of routes the Fives Full travels in the first and second books.
For those looking forward to more of the Torchship ‘verse, Torchship Pilot is tentatively scheduled for June 2016 and Torchship Captain for December 2016.
Winchell Chung is creating models of the Fives Full. You can see interior cutaways on his G+ page.
The Atomic Rockets website is a wonderful reference for anyone wanting to write about space travel. I’ve used it to check my derivations and look up details on hardware. Definitely worth supporting. The webmaster read Torchship. He’s granted it the official Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval and reviewed it on his site. This makes for… Continue reading Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval
Karl K. Gallagher will be at the following conventions: ConDFW, Dallas, TX, February 12-14, 2016 Soonercon, Midwest City, OK, June 24-26, 2016 Fencon, Irving, TX, September 23-25, 2016
Torchship is available for purchase on Amazon. Kindle and paperback versions are available now. The audiobook is in editing and will be available in January 2016.
Fives Full is an analog freighter, carrying cargo between the tightly controlled Fusion of Inhabited Worlds and the Disconnected Worlds outside the Fusion’s influence. This ship is about as simple as a torchship can be. Its cargo is carried in one hold. The entire ship is balanced on its torch, with the reaction mass tanks… Continue reading The Freighter Fives Full
Our first book will be Torchship by Karl K. Gallagher. A captain who’ll take any job if there’s enough money in it. A pilot with an agenda of her own. And a mechanic with an eye on the pilot. The crew of the Fives Full are just trying to make enough money to keep themselves… Continue reading First Book