Nuclear Bombs – Researching Content for Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back

Writing Hell Holes 3: To Hell and Back, which involves taking a nuclear bomb to the Demon home world to destroy the portal complex being used to invade Earth. Spent the last couple of nights researching on the Internet. I have decided on what bomb to use (B61-Mod12), what yield to use (5 kilotons), how to turn it into a man-portable “suitcase” bomb, what the bomb’s pre-flight controller (computer) looks like, and how to modify/reprogram it so that it can work as a timed bomb. Very interesting stuff; it’s amazing what you can find on the Internet. Think I’m probably going to have that part of the book reviewed to ensure I didn’t accidentally include any classified information (just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s not classified). Still, realism rocks when writing apocalyptic science fiction!

About Donald

A computer geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He is also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat worrying whether the term “distinguished” makes him sound more like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still more red than gray. By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.
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