A science fiction magazine with a difference

The journey of ‘Tachyon node’ – a bimonthly magazine has started with publication of its July-August issue 2015. The magazine can be categorized as a speculative science magazine that publishes stories and articles related to outer space. otherwise speaking in the words of the editors the magazine can be described as -‘dimensional nexus of the mutiverse.’ the magazine is edited by J Carrell Jones-who is a war veteran and whose interests are multi dimensional-just like the content of the first issue. If the old proverb-morning shows the day-is to be judged on the appearance of the Tachyon node-then it has a very promising future lies ahead of it. Not only the stories and the lone article published in this issue are different from thousands of science fiction writings produced every day-but also there are honest and sincere attempt to look at the world around us through futuristic spectacles-perhaps from a different frequency, from a different dimension.
There are three complete stories in the first issue-In His own Words by William Hayashi, Melody by Brandon Hilland Artifacts by Kelly King. There is a single article ‘Can planets be rejuvenated around dead stars’. There are two serial stories- first one is Beneath Red Tail Wings by Patricia I Williams and Gemp by the editor. Let us start the discussion with the story ‘In his own words.’
Pictures associated with the story sometimes tell a thousand words. What about if the title picture depicts Michelangelo’s famous creation of the Adam ,where connection has been established between the heaven and the earth. Or connection had not been established. There is still a gap between the fingers of the mortal man of earth and the divine. Just like the mystery shrouding the significance of the painting-the story itself too is mysterious. Even after ending the story the echo will continue to resonate within the brain-again and again.
It is a journey of the spacecraft to prove the practical aspect of a theoretical calculation. The narrator of the story was in charge of documentation. And on their way they arrived at a space which is literally a vacuum-where there is no radiation, no atmosphere, no gravity and even no radio static. Their instrument says that there is no light either but through port hole a white heavenly glow was coming through. But wonder of wonders-the glow does not create any shadow. ‘The scene outside was of a white sameness in every direction, like being surrounded by milk, but no shadow was cast inside the ship when Eric raised his arm in front of the viewpoint.’
And then everyone started to receive a voice inside their brains-as if by some telepathic means. It was a voice that explained to them who it was-or rather who he was. Where the species Homo sapiens has reached through their journey of civilization, and where they will lead into. And the space where the astronauts now belong-space out of reach of time, space and frequency-a space specially created for their rendezvous with ‘God.’ Yes, God-or the supreme creator you may say. And after the meeting was over-the space was mixed with the vacuum-no trace before and no trace will remain after.
‘Suddenly I was blinded by a brilliant flash outside the spacecraft window and then when my eyes could finally focus; all I saw were stars through the viewport. We had returned to our own universe.
When we rendezvoused with our sister ship Pathfinder, stationed a thousand miles away as an observer, we were surprised to discover that form their perspective we haven’t left our universe at all.’
If you think that I have already spoiled your joy of reading the wonderful story by revealing too much-then you are wrong. The climax of the story is so strong that it ca easily make you shake. It is A climax which puts a big question mark on the ultimate quest of the human species, the only ‘intelligent ‘species of the blue planet.
There are brilliant graphics and illustrations where I fancy the illustrators have reached their zeniths of imagination. Use of dull colors, a mysterious ambiance has created an unearthly sensation throughout most of the illustrations.
Let us come to the article of the issue. It is about a planet that has been proved by NASA to exist on space-which is ‘billions of years younger than its actual age’. The article describes the life cycle of a planet in layman’s language-and then the study has been elaborated. Two photographs have added attraction of the article.
If the standard of the magazine is maintained throughout –then no doubt the circulation of the magazine will be on a steady rising exponential curve.

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