Gravitational Lensing, Time and the ubiquitous UFO

We think we understand time but we don’t.

Under Roswell

Ok, instead of working on my latest novel I am going to take some time to respond to a plethora of e-mails!  It would seem that many of you like science fiction or in this case science supposition.

While gravitational lensing is a given, we have proof of it, what are the other implications?

In last night’s blog, we talked about a couple of UFO’s that were witnessed by very credible folks.  In both cases, they appeared to be normal as far as flight characteristics.  Then all of the sudden they just shot up at incredible speeds.

Our limited mind cannot comprehend how or why so many dismiss it as it was an optical illusion or it did not happen.  Ok, but what if it did?

I genuinely do believe that it did happen because I do think outside the box.  I am not locked into some stodgy person’s idea of what is and what is not. The scientists must, in fact, have open minds and be willing to admit that they are wrong.

Some scientist like some doctors cannot admit that they are wrong.  They certainly don’t want to read what I write as a science fiction writer and take it seriously.

Hubris run amuck, and they are fools!

The first step in learning is to admit that you either don’t know or that you could be wrong.

The second step is to listen to diverse opinions and then be willing to accept that they may be right.

I have tweeted to two people that I respect in hopes that they might have the time to follow the link and proffer some insight on what I am putting forth.  For Science fiction books it makes little difference but, remember that a lot of science that we have today started out as conjecture on some writers part.

Case in point Dick Tracy.  No not science fiction but it hit me today as I was walking in the store and my phone rang.  My watch hooked to my phone via Bluetooth was there telling me who it was.  Pushing the little green button on my watch I was soon talking into it much like the old Dick Tracy comics of old.  Yes, it took 50 years or so but Viola, I have the ultimate Dick Tracy watch!

So how does gravitational lensing work?

The gravity of an object is so strong that it warps space.  This is also a crucial element to time travel.

As I stated last night, I think that space-time is local to the amount of gravity that an object or an accumulation of objects have.  The difference between the earth and one of the planets is probably not significant enough to measure.

For our purpose if space is warped by gravity and space is actually space-time then the time constant of that space-time is different than that of ours here on earth.  Did you follow that?

The sunspots, those huge storms that seem to go on forever I don’t think actually do go on forever.  The mass of the sun or the immense gravity I believe has the sun in its own time zone.  Those storms on the sun are actually occurring much faster but to us, the observer here on earth they seem to be so slow!

The same is true if you could witness something around a black hole.

The object that was about to be pulled apart at the atomic level would experience things just like we do here.  The difference is if we the observer watched them it would take forever from our perspective!  The closer they got the slower they would appear to go.

The storms on the sun if we could tolerate being in the same time zone as the sun would be much faster.

This brings us to quantum physics which I just love!

Particle physics is such a fun concept to ponder.  If we examine the double slot experiment that has puzzled the masses, it makes no sense.  What if that other photon, when observed, is doing something different another than location?  Instead of asking where did it go how about when did it go?

As far as lensing is concerned, if the gravity is strong enough to warp space and we agree that space and time are related than I think we can also agree that my postulations of zoned time make sense.

Around large massive objects, the time zone is different than smaller objects.  Inside the heliopause, time is relatively constant as far as measuring distances with the speed of light.  In the void outside the solar system I think that is a different zone and again, outside the influence of the Milky Way (the void between galaxies), we would once again find that time was different.

I have been asked what limits the speed of light?

What if the photons can only go so fast until they start to turn time backward? Between galaxies, I would guess that speed would change as the time zone of the density of that space would change.

If we could artificially make a ship appear smaller than a photon, then we could do what?  We could go backward in time.

Since I don’t have a DeLorean to play with and the Flux Capacitor was the invention of another writer I invented the Space-Time Modulator.

In my novel Under Roswell, this alien race uses an untested version of the PITM to try to go back in time to save their race who has foolishly used a dark matter bomb as a show of force to quell an uprising from a group of misfits.

The bomb is so efficient and so terrible, it not only turns their planet into a sun but it starts to suck matter from other worlds into it very much like the Big Bang in reverse!

Under Roswell was the first novel I wrote and it took four years.

Yes, it could probably use some professional editing, but it is really a great read.  Look past the your instead of you’re, or you and you will enjoy the read.

If you want to assist a fellow author make notes of the typos and tell me where they are.  I will fix them in some future version.

Many of my thoughts on science things are in the book which is more believable than a garbage sucking DeLorean that hurls Michael J Fox into the future.

If you want to sample some of my novels for free, I have the Hole In Time series on Kindle Unlimited.  These are lunchtime reads that have been very popular with folks from all over the world. I would love to hear your opinion!

Ok, it is late and tomorrow is a workday.  I still have a Full-Time Job as I have no agent as of yet.  Because of that, my books are super inexpensive because no agent is getting some significant cut of the profit.

Let me be clear I am not dissing agents.  Good agents bring a lot to the table, and they are worth what they produce.  If you know of one who wants to work with someone with a proven track record send them over here.  We will both thank you!

I stopped writing query letters as that could be a full-time job right there.  It takes 4 hours for each letter if you do it correctly.

  • Research the Agent or firm
  • Read and understand what they want to see and in what format.
  • Craft the letter exactly how they want to see it, they are all different.
  • Look at who they already represent and understand who those authors are and what they write.
  • It is at least a four-hour procedure to send an e-mail that has a chance at getting past their intern who is looking for dotted I’s and crossed T’s and some other information that we have no clue of what it might be.

I don’t have that kind of time or stamina.  I have 26 published novels selling around the world.  Amazon and Smashwords along with Barns and Nobles, Apple and a host of others are making money from what I do. The prices are dirt cheap because I am an independent author and while I work very hard to get my brand out there, I am still waiting for the first novel to go viral.

I even wrote a book much like 50 shades thinking that would most certainly do it.  Over 3000 people look at that book every day! An earlier edition was hijacked and put on some site in some country that I cannot understand what the language is much less what it says.

If you are an author, I have many that follow me, I would love to hear from you.

I don’t have all the answers.  I try and push ahead.  The good news is that I do love what I do so it is not really a chore.  I would love to write full time, but that is not in the cards currently.

Thanks for following me and reading my blogs and books!

Twitter is an excellent way to see what I am up to.

Contact me through the website www.authortwscott.com is a great way to say hello if you so choose.

This blog is another way.

DM’s on twitter I would rather not do.  I don’t have enough hours in the day for that and for some reason some guys must think that I am sexually deprived and send me a picture of their …stuff…

As a writer of some erotic material, I must say that some of their stuff, is impressive but truly, I don’t need to see it. I have painted nudes before, so the human body is beautiful; either sex.  An imitation of Anthony Weiner I don’t need.   If you need some loving go read Cyber Subs.  That book is HOT! Even if it is dinner and flowers for one, that book will get you there.  If you are dating your hand or BOB, that novel has promise!

Whether you are dating or married, don’t forget that Valentine’s day is right around the corner!

Ok, it is late, good night loves!

-TW

Is space the final frontier?

The answers are for the people who think outside the box!

As a science fiction writer, I often wonder what space travel would look like for “normal” folks.

If you have ever been stuck at your house because of inclement weather for a few days what happens?  Cabin Fever. Not too many years ago we had snow here in Dallas that kept us all indoors for several days.  We don’t have chains here in the south, and we don’t have snow shovels or snow machines.

A snow storm here in Texas is usually a pleasant diversion from the ordinary.  Schools close at the first flurry, and people rush out to the stores to buy up supplies like they were going to be stuck for weeks on end. No, usually just a few hours to a few days tops.

Realizing that cabin fever is a reality for a few days, I have yet to travel to Australia, not because of money or lack of invitations but the sheer terror of being stuck on a plane for 20 hours! The only way I made it to Hawaii was to layover a few days in Vegas, catch Hawaiian air from there to Hawaii making that leg only six hours.  Did the same on the return trip where I visited the spa at the Hard Rock and fell asleep during the massage.

That was somewhat troublesome when you think about it, naked and asleep while some person is kneading your body and you have no idea if you enjoyed it or not! Or did they enjoy it….? No, let’s not go there….

So let’s take it to the next step.

How long does it take to get to Mars?

For argument’s sake let’s say a year.

A year without going to the mall.

A year without Facebook or any of the other trappings of life that you are used to.

A year of drinking processed urine… Yuck!

A year just to get to your destination and then what?

Why go to Mars, other than it is there?

It is not like you are going to go outside and catch some rays…

What if you get a toothache?

What if some other medical abnormality afflicts you?

Yes, they medically assess your body and rank you as far as your probability of having issues.

How many times have you heard of someone getting checked out by their cardiologist telling them that they are fine? Once they get checked out, they walk out the door and suffer a myocardial infarction?

Imagine you are so far from earth that messages take up to 15 minutes just to go one way?

That would make surfing the web really slow.

That would also eliminate the possibility of some surgeon on earth using something like the Da Vinci machine to remotely do surgery on you. Ruptured appendix, some accident you name it you must depend on a crewmate to do whatever it takes.  What if you are the doctor and you need the emergency procedure?

So, you get to Mars, and you have managed not to see REDRUM on some wall.

Wisely NASA has kept all the axes off the ship.

Why go to Mars?

It is a cold dead planet that has been sterilized by the lack of atmosphere and radiation. No matter what mineral you found the cost of getting it from Mars to the Earth would be prohibitive.

Mars is not the final frontier.  Getting to Mars and setting us some sort of colony would only be beneficial for what we would learn from it.

When situations arose, and we came up with workarounds to fix them as we have done in space travel before.  Yes, we went to the moon, another cold dead rock in space.

As a science fiction writer, I have time travel as a component of space travel.

The physics we have today that we think we understand are not complete.  Imagine taking the formula 2.1+2 and coming up with 4, not 4.1.

We are close, but we don’t have the point one or the point 000001.  There is a margin of error which is enormous.

We don’t understand time.  We think of it as linear, and it is not.

When you think outside the box, you realized that time is consistent with the zone that you are in.

Gravity warps space thus space-time.  The time around the sun is different than the time around the earth.  The time in this solar system is different than the time outside the solar system.  Outside the heliopause time is different.

NASA has a conundrum on their hands in that the Voyager spacecraft are decelerating. They are slowing down.

“How can that be?”

There are many theories.  The one they have settled on is based on a byproduct of the power supply on the craft.  They assume that the tiny (infinitesimal) amount of heat produced by the reaction of the power supply is acting like an ion engine pushing against the fabric of space.

OK, nice try but could it be that space-time where the craft is, may not be the same as it is here?

The space-time around a black hole is much different than it is here so it only makes sense that the further away from sources of gravity “warped space” that time would act differently.

Now if true, that means that the distance between galaxies and stars is different as we perceive it to be!

What if the constant speed of light is not constant at all but fluid depending on the medium through which it travels?

Time is the next frontier.  We need to understand the physics of gravity and time.

We mark time with our watch or a calendar which is punctuated by events, a series of linear events.  I would posit to you that time is not linear at all.  Dilation of time is provable, we need to take it to the next step.

If we assume that the recent reports of alien craft visiting this earth are accurate, and I am willing to believe that they are, then we must deal with the how and they why!

The craft over O hare shot up at an astounding rate, faster than a bullet.

The craft captured on the air force pilots camera took off at a similar rate.

If we stick to our stodgy understanding of physics, we just deny that it happened.  “That is not possible as the inhabitants would be flattened against the inside of the ship… F=M.A don’t you know…? What you say happened does not fit our model of physics, therefore, it did not happen…!  “But it did!”

In my latest novel and in Under Roswell I posit that time can be modulated or manipulated.  If our alien friends switched their craft to a different time constant for them, they would just be floating along having a beautiful day.  To us, they would shoot off like a bullet.  That is what we saw so ergo we must assume that they have figured it out.

Why can’t we figure it out?

The first part of the problem is we have to think outside the box!

If you like my reasoning, please take the time to read either of my books Under Roswell, Saga of the Starduster or Ghost Signals from Colorado Springs.

The ideas are mine, they are not borrowed from anyone.

The concepts belong to me and nobody else.

I can be reached through my website on the contact page www.authortwscott.com.

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Or here on WordPress!

The final thought for this blog is we must understand better, that which we take for granted, Time!

Much Love -TW

Saga of the Starduster

Skinny Dipping on an alien world was probably not their best idea.

Skinny Dipping on an alien world was probably not their best idea.  A planet supposedly devoid of sentient life left the crew wondering if their definition of sentient should be revisited.

Hijacked from the International Space Station, Don finds himself the “guest” of a race of beings who patrol the galaxies looking to maintain some modicum of law and order.  Shot at as they came nearby the Earth’s moon, the captain wants to know who shot at him, and why?

Discovering the Space station, he decides to bring it inside one of their cargo bays.

Don, a willing participant, goes on board.  During the initial medical examination, their doctor learns of cancer inside Don’s lung.  Creating a virus to attack the cancerous tumor; things go badly as she had never treated humans.

Uploading his conscious to one of their computers, their team works feverishly to save his failing body. Don learns all about them in their virtual reality computer.  Their doctor attaches her mind to his via this machine, to learn that Don had a beautiful mind and spirit.

Emotions were abandoned in their culture, but she was allowed to experience them.  For the first time in her long life, falling in love and experience what love was, the story will have you laughing, loving and crying as the two races meld; finding common ground.

Not to worry, there are no sad endings, but this ending is a surprise that you might not see coming!

Those of you who have read it, loves it.  Readers are what keep authors like me going. Thanks so much!

Thanks for following me here on the blog, on my website at WWW.authortwscott.com and of course Twitter @authortwscott or @TWSCOTT823.

As always contact me here or on the website contact page.  If you are an author and would like to swap links on your website, I believe in helping others as I have been assisted.

Authors are not in competition with one another.  My style is not yours, nor yours mine.

The saga of the Starduster is a novel that will have you turning pages!

Much Love -TW

Hole In time

Just when you think you have it figured out, physics changes.

Sitting next to folks at lunch or the local Starbucks I noticed that many of you read.

Carving out a slice of time from your hectic day to take a small mental vacation, I came up with this series for you Sci-Fi buffs

Episode 1 through 9 are on Amazon Kindle Unlimited meaning you can probably read them for free.

The Pilot episode is on your standard Amazon, Apple, Barns and Nobles and so on.  Since it is the pilot and pulls the story together, for marketing sake, it needed to be widely distributed.

The series took about six months or so to create, the feedback has been awesome and the readership rather robust.   If you are one of them, Thanks so much!

Ben and his crew of the Brooking haul cargo from one stop to another while traversing the galaxy. After picking up some rare mineral on Treglia, a planet in the outer reaches of the universe, things take unpredictable twist and turns.

We meet earth’s early ancestors as well as ancient Martians as we float through each episode.

Ben finds himself the last human male alive on a ship full of women.  Does the race die off or does Ben and his crew think outside the box?

These are all lunchtime reads so let me know what you think!

The artwork was created on an IPad Pro, with different art software currently available on Itunes.
The story is a product of an overactive imagination always asking “what if” and Red Bull!

While there, check out my other novels.  Currently, I am working on a novel with Dragons, Witches, Shamans, Pirates, and Sirens  …

The Ailani Trilogy

My signature series is the Ailani Trilogy

Tina, a somewhat frustrated Divorcée decides to become a recluse only going to work and out when necessary.  At home with her cat “Mr. Whiskers,” Tina becomes content in her misery.

Taking on the nickname of “SHREW” around the office her loyal friends decide to get her out of the house.

Bud Grayson, son of the capitalist Carl Grayson unexpectedly becomes the sole owner and operator of Grayson Enterprises when Carl and his wife Sara are murdered in Southern Africa.  Embroiled in controversy, Bud receives a written threat warning him to pull out of all deals with the diamond mine, or he will be next.

While Carl and Sara had employees who were secretly hired to keep Bud safe, Bud removes Grayson Enterprises from the deal, focusing more on domestic opportunities.

His housekeeper, covertly trained by the Swiss guard as a bodyguard tires of seeing the young man spending his life working while not enjoying any of the fruits of his labors.  She encourages Bud to go out where He runs into Tina.

Fate plays into the story as the two hit it off over a game of billiards.

Unknown to Tina, her tears contain an aphrodisiac which will only affect those from another time and realm.

The trilogy is an excellent read.  While full of mystery and romance, there is magic and fantasy laced throughout

Many have read the first book in the series asking when the others will be released.

I was in hopes of obtaining an agent to take on this project as this trilogy disserves better than Amazon e-publishing. Not that there is anything wrong with Amazon or any of the e-publishing sites. Agents bring talents and connections to the table which can make a product like this trilogy, even better than it is.

Feedback from you the reader is the next best thing so by all means, tell me what you think.

While I don’t mean to make you the reader seem like second fiddle, as you are not, your vested interests are minute in comparison to that of an agent.  While I write because I want something good to read; you read to sate some desire or yearning which I try and fulfill for you.  I indeed am working for you!

An agent who takes on such a project invest time and money, and they most certainly expect an ROI.  That is why most will hedge their bets.

The artwork, for the most part, is mine.  The last book in the trilogy started out as a picture from another artist friend of mine.  With her permission, I modified it to fit my needs as the cover for the third novel in the series.  Ailani or her representation is my artwork literally out of my head.

I currently enjoy using the electronic medium for art when creating my covers.  Painting with oils and other traditional methods, this medium is so much nicer.

Follow the link to my site and check out The Madam and the Queen!

http://www.authortwscott.com/Ailani.html

Much Love -TW

Under Roswell

In 1947 Roswell became famous!

Several years ago I wrote a rather lengthy Sci-Fi called Under Roswell.  Inspired by the writers of Stargate Universe I thought I could do better.  Maybe not but, the story that they told intrigued me.

Imagine that you came across a derelict Intergalactic spacecraft.

Now imagine that as you entered it, things came to life.

The writers on Stargate truly were inspiring in many ways.  It was terrible that the show lost its agility in the market.  I was not ready to give up on Rush and those men and women running from the demonic robotic drones.  Ending as it did, I started to write some fan fiction as an experiment.

It has been years since I tried my hand at creative writing, so it was fun. Realizing that I was spending a lot of juice on their creation, I abandoned the project.  The seed of creativity was planted, however.

Turning off the TV; I started writing about Elliot.

  • Who was he?
  • What did he look like?
  • Where did he come from?

Four years and lots of research later I finished Under Roswell.

Elliot worked for a company known as Ohmicron.  Ohmicron is, of course, a made-up name with Ohm coming from the world of electronics and Cron coming from my favorite topic, time, with a little bit of Unix thrown in for good measures.

Ohmicron does all kinds of different things including military applications.

Providing Elliot with an assistant, everyone considered it a win-win.  Elliot’s boss wanted someone keeping tabs on what he was doing.  Elliot wanted to get away from the drudgery of paperwork and Susan wanted to attract the fair-haired boy of Ohmicron!

Susan learns that Elliot is an avid rock climber.  In her spare time, she takes classes on rock climbing.

Inviting herself along on his vacation to his old home in New Mexico for some “rock climbing,” things happen to change their lives forever!

After a small fall, Susan takes the time to re-group.  While talking at the base of the rocks, a few pebbles find their way through a small opening in the rock face.  A metallic clunk catches Elliot’s attention

Elliot makes a concerted effort to discover the source of the clunk only to find a spacecraft which has been dormant under the pile of rocks for some time.  Could it have been there since 1947?

 

  • If this was you what would you do?
  • If the craft responded to you, would you enter?
  • If you were Susan would you follow Elliot?

 

Explore the Galaxy with Elliot and Susan on this romp through the galaxy.  Fight off the bad guys and learn about new races of people and their struggles to survive.

The novel moves quickly and you will not want to put it down.    Follow the link….

http://www.authortwscott.com/Roswell.html

-Best  -TW