I am in the process of writing a science fiction story that involves a Heart of Darkness
type expedition into alien jungle wilderness. There's a sort of post-Civil War
aesthetic theme running through everything. The various characters carry an eclectic array of small arms, including futuristic firearms, gauss guns, Slammers-esque
powerguns, and power swords. Overall, the weapons are reminiscent of Nineteenth century firearms.
So, I am trying to come up with a science fiction concept for a long-arm with a double-barrel configuration like a side-by-side shotgun or elephant rifle. I'm trying to think of something that would be extremely powerful and that would plausibly have a low capacity (one shot per barrel and done).
As I said, I've already got wide array of different weapons in this story, but I'm trying to avoid lasers and I'm stumped on this one.
Anyone have an idea?
edited 23rd Mar '11 3:03:07 PM by Wanderhome