There you go /tg/ the entirety of chapter nine. Right around 4100 words and with this section, the entire story, not counting the tech bible, time line, governments, and planets documents pushes the story past the 31000 word point.
I had hoped to have chapter 10 finished by this time, but I suffered from a nasty dose of writers block today that put a hold on my writing until just a few hours ago sadly. Combine that with being tired and working until midnight as I do means I only got this one chapter written, edited, polished and posted.
Tomorrow when I get off work I'll be doing the work on chapter 10 editing wise and writing a good deal of it. The small bit of it that I have doesn't flow well and really feels disjointed to me, so I may start over on the chapter utterly, I don't know yet.
Oh, one interesting tidbit that I feel the need to mention. While most of the people I have shown this to away from /tg/ have really liked it, one of my friends showed it to an acquaintance of his that happens to be a published author.
Apparently that guy is really digging the story and he sent me an e-mail telling me so. Since his publisher does a lot of sci-fi and fantasy, he told me to polish it more, and once I hit the 50,000 word mark on this he wants me to give him a copy so that he can forward it to his publisher.
I doubt it will actually go much further than that, but hey, any chance of this thing making me some money and seeing print would be a godsend for me.