If you’ve read my bio just about everywhere, you’d know I’m a fool for spaceships. One of my all-time favourites is Darth Vader’s flagship, Executor. It took over from the smaller, but still very sexy, Imperial Star Destroyers. There they are, up there. I’ll never forget that wonderful scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Darth Vader is looking out of the viewscreen on the Executor‘s bridge – and it eclipses an ISD! Whoa, that’s one big ship! I fell in love there and then. I saw the movie three times in the first week and I’ve watched it a hundred times at least. I’ve even been known to skip all the Skywalker stuff to get to THAT SCENE. My heart still goes pit-a-pat.
Closer to home, Morgan’s Choice has a new cover. The old cover had a spaceship on it, too. But I found this new spaceship and fell in love. I’m a tart, I know.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that for my Morgan’s Misfits stories I have added a very, very sexy spaceship. It was designed by Morgan, so it’s pretty special. And here it is, starring on the new cover for Kuralon Rescue. It’ll be on every cover of the Morgan’s Misfits books. If I get around to another one. Yes, you’re right, it’s a ship from DAZ, rendered by my wonderful cover designer, Rebecca Poole of Dreams2Media. But in MY books, the ship’s name is Vulsaur. It’s Admiral Ravindra’s personal yacht which was first introduced to readers in Morgan’s Return. Vulsaur comes to the rescue in Kuralon Rescue, and now it has become the Misfit’s own ship.
I expect you’d like to know how it got the name Vulsaur? Indeed, what is a Vulsaur? That’s a Vulsaur, that tattoo on young Ravindra’s shoulder. You’ll get all the answers in that short story, INK. (Notice I’m not always obsessed with spaceships.) 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Please share your favourite space ship stories.
Oh, yes, the Executor is an amazing ship. The Vulsaur looks pretty awesome too. 🙂
I thought the Naboo Royal Starship at the beginning of Star Wars Ep II was pretty sweet (even though the movie was not). Very awesome spaceship.
Agreed on both counts – awesome Naboo ship, crappy movie
I grew up with Dr Who and was convinced one day I would have my own Tardis (I wanted a Dalek too, but that’s a tale for another day lol!!) but now I wonder if I set the standard a little low – there are such great ships out there!!
Nah! I’d still probably want my own Tardis – after all I can land/visit on any of the other ships whenever I wanted and have the best of both worlds!! 🙂
To me the Tardis is a bit like a truck. Useful but not sexy. Still, just as well we won’t all be fighting for it.
I love the Millennium Falcon and the TARDIS. 🙂
The old Falcon, eh? I’ve always had to wonder about that dish on the top. But it’s different. And I liked Han.
don’t know any spaceship stories
I’m still wondering about space dynamics and if the shape of the ship matters.
In space, I wouldn’t think so. I had a fun discussion about that in a post I did a long time ago. https://gretavanderrol.net/2013/03/02/star-wars-isd-a-good-design-or-not-so-hot/ See the comments
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I’m a spaceship tart, too! Wholly unfaithful to all of the drool-worthy ships of the past, and ready to fall for the next cool thing that comes along. My favorite at present is the bubble-copter from Oblivion, which I lust after!
I love spaceships too.
i always liked the star ship Enterprise but also remember one of the earliest on TV was Flash Gordon. Epub or mobi would be fine.
Just thinking about the logistics of an aircraft carrier in space gives the logical materials management part of me the warm fuzzies
That’s basically what these big ships are. Thank goodness for 3D printing. And hydroponics.
I also love the ISD and SSD. They are just so awesomely efficient.
Agreed. And very sexy.