43 Seconds: A Hayden's World Short Story Earth to Mars in Twelve Minutes.
James Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there. But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot at the stars.
43 Seconds is a hard science fiction short story set in the Hayden's World universe. The story is a 6000 word short read (< 45 minutes) and is the perfect size for reading on the go.
This updated edition includes the bonus story Silver-Side Up, a 1900 word short detailing what happens next with James and William.