'…we know we have lost contact with the Earth, and that the Sun became invisible behind us. But just in this moment lieutenant Viljee’s observations proved that we are not at the height of Uranus - but that of Jupiter! Still at 140,000km but it is so big that we can observe the horizon, even the famous red circle on its surface. This means we are busy flying inwards into the solar system - in other words, back to Earth.'
Series inspired by ‘Swart ster oor die Karoo’ (Black star over the Karoo) by Jan Rabie, 1957. Sci-fi Novel about a future human race that has to live in a solar system where the Sun has gone dark. Translated from Afrikaans to English.
7 SKIES # 6, N1 NEAR MATJiESFONTEIN, WESTERN CAPE