Should have posted here vs over in Fiction. (D'oh)
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Looking in the common Scriptures, one can find the phrase "they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks". This overlooks the obvious problem of dealing with the folks that decided to keep their swords and spears.
It also shows that in the low-tech days of old, the tools used to make swords, or plowshares, were themselves also low tech. Hammers, fire and the odd anvil seemed to be pretty much the toolkit needed.
Now that modern times are here, the days of hammers and anvils are long over. This story looks at what might happen should aliens show up on our doorstops, so as to speak.
Not exactly 'bug-eyed monsters', these aliens appear to be helpful. Ending pollution, providing medical care and in general, improving the neighborhood. What happens if those aliens decode they like the neighborhood so much, they want it all for themselves?
I'll confess to being a fan of the Japanese Monster Movie meme, with Godzilla being the granddaddy of them all. In the movies, powerful (and fanciful) weapons are cobbled together and manage, barely, to save the day – and what's left of a smashed Tokyo.
That got me to thinking one day…what if? What real deal tools could we (humans) use to cobble together weapons in a battle with Aliens from Outer Space?
With a bit of research, it turns out that we could beat our swords and spears into…different swords and spears, useful in a radically different environment – Space.
I had a lot of fun writing this novella and I hope you get a kick out of the colorful characters bending real science into new age swords and spears….
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