Monday, May 2, 2011

Transportation on Mars in Vallar

Transportation: One of the main forms of transportation in my novel (Vallar) is the hovercraft used by both civilians and military. Everything in my Mars society is based on being conservative toward resources, so with a hovercraft there is no need to build roads. The pictures are of hovercrafts that are already designed, so of course, they don't look exactly the same in my novel, but these are just examples to give a general idea. These can travel for days.

Transports: Basically the same thing as a hovercraft, but much larger. Capable of carrying a thousand troops and/or Aerojets.

The Midrange is a military vessel. It's a blend of a hovercraft and a stealth bomber. They come in various sizes and the larger ones can hold up to twenty people. It's armed, with both hover and flight capability, and meant for missions lasting up to eight hours at the most. Because of Mar's low gravity it is capable of going into orbit.

The Aerojet is can be either a single or double seater jet also used for military purposes. They meant for short range, but can be brought over on transports.It is smaller than a fighter jet for maneuvering through narrow canyons.



The Elevator

The organizations in my Mars society connect all their buildings because of inconveniences of going outside, so elevator rides can be so long the elevator usually has a monitor to keep passengers entertained. These elevators move in all directions.


5 comments:

Spammy said...

sounds interesting! Especially the elevator part. Just think what would happen if a shaft got blocked and there was a pile-up of thousands of elevators, all filled with people groaning and screaming and gnashing their teeth due to the elevator music being played over and over and over and over...
(I actually had a scene in a sci-fi where the characters inside the elevator get so annoyed by the elevator music they shoot the radio ;)

Cinders said...

That would be something..lol. But technically they do have safety features. One thing though, the main character does end up working in an elevator factory for awhile.

Matt said...

Sounds like the great glass elevator. It goes upwards and downwards and forwards and backwards and slantways and sideways and....

Cinders said...

They are in a way, but my elevators don't crash through the ceiling. At least not yet...lol

Matt said...

I once had a college professor, in the early nineties, who was adamant hovercraft were the future of transportation. The only problem, he said, was they have trouble stopping. I guess that stopped 'em.