Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 7

"The Thing" happened a minute before the end of the speech. In the first second the colonel noticed the moving of the crowd in front, and the next in his ears sounded the voice of a soldier:
- Colonel, look back.
What he saw surpassed all expectations. A huge black sphere with a diameter of perhaps five hundred meters just came up from the ground, leaving a hole of the same diameter. Although the hole was not the main problem now, the officer instinctively looked at her, expecting to follow a flow of lava. Nothing like this happened. Instead the sphere moved towards the grandstand.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 6

These five minutes - as Kotov had promised to be the length of the speech, would be the most intense in his career - was sure Krolin. Since the advent of the President of the stage to the beginning of the speech were reported three foiled attempts to shoot. The crowd realized  nothing and stayed in controllable state, but even one shot would be sufficient to start a chaos. And at the third attempt, defeating the shooter was not even by the security forces. Instead an unknown priest just dragged a gun and a man with two broken arms to one of the officers in the back and said he has seen him to aim at the stage. It was not clear if he had himself disarmed the terrorist or the job was done by any of the mafia mugs from families seeking a survival of the president. The mode of action was pointing more towards the second option.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 5

- Dear representatives of the world's nations - the Frenchman deliberately used this general salutation rather than elite guests lists first, then less elite and finally common citizens, to highlight the building of a society where differences are not so important - I have the honor to open this first ceremony of its kind in history, which marks the end of the current for millenniums bloody evolution of humanity and the start of a new era that will reveal exceptional horizons.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


$ 1,600 per ounce. Goldberg wondered if he has to speak now or at $1650. But remembered that he was so astonished at $1500. There is no perfect solutions. Even the largest investor could not only earn profits nor be optimal every time. In fact, the pursuit of optimal profit was one of the poisons that makes the majority of investors losers. The timing of entry and exit on the market was what most investors never understood. Such a theory of moments was completely incompatible with the idea of optimal profit. Any reasonable way out of the market, in most cases, would occur before the maximum price, i.e. would provide bunches. Something the greed of the masses hardly accepts so finally masses usually lose. So Goldberg decided to postpone no more. He called the Executive Director of the Fund for investment in gold derivatives and told him to sell everything. And quickly.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 4

Wilhelm Heindrich or as more commonly called in the last twenty years - Father Willy arrived only fifteen minutes before the scheduled start of the formal ceremony and for understandable reasons, had to be content with the back row. He did not aspire to something more, and so just looked around for a more comfortable position. From which would be able not only to hear from speakers located anywhere but to see at least some of the silhouettes on the tribune. He did not have to search much, because others had already found a solution - the surrounding deciduous trees were heavy with a few dozen people.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 3

Nearly four hundred meters further back from the prestigious lodge and four hours after Yordanov his place for participation in the rally took a man with no even one-hundredth of the budget problems the doctor. In the Middle Ages they would call him an ally of the Devil, at the time of Casanova - an unscrupulous adventurer, but in the Wild West - just a gambler. In 2048 hardly anyone called him in any way because he worked very hard to keep the suspense as a part of the business.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 2

Dr. Peter Yordanov - Chairman of the Department of dimensions exploration in United European Academy of Sciences, in short - UEAS, has received a special invitation personally by Kotov. The future president was a big supporter of space science and was personally committed to provide more funding for the main challenge that would be forthcoming after the unification of humanity - the Space. Yordanov headed a group of unconventional scientists experimenting with alleged passageways between dimensions.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A test of Divinity - Part I - Contact - Chapter 1



 The size of the rally surpassed all expectations. The idea was to make the ceremony in the Great Hall of the city, but it appeared that five thousand places would not be enough even for the official guests so the oath went to the open air. It was a nightmare of security since only the square was large enough to accommodate three hundred thousand people and the distance to the vacant area surrounding the city was only a hundred meters. Gap was filled with a few low buildings that were  not good for observation posts. Rostrum only rose about twenty feet above the ground, representing the perfect target distance of 3-4 km from the hills surrounding the valley in which the town was.