How it all started
I am a retired scientist and report writing was a regular feature of my work. Now I have taken my technical knowledge and applied it to a science fiction story.
I have always been fascinated by space exploration and am utterly convinced that we are not alone in the universe. Pioneers 10 & 11 blasted off in the late sixties / early seventies and were unique in two aspects. They would be the first man-made objects to leave our solar system and travel towards other stars and both carried a golden plaque depicting many pictorial aspects of mankind and the relative position of Earth in space. Back then I wondered if one of those plaques would ever be seen again and the grains of a story took place. 40 years later I have written this story.