Hey Dude! Where’s My Warp Drive?

There is probably no issue more vexing to sci-fi authors that FTL travel. That is, to the extent we care about the ‘sci’ and not just the ‘fi’. After all, talking-head aliens who speak perfect English might be unlikely, but they don’t contravene any fundamental laws of physics. FTL travel does.

So do we have resign ourselves to a future trapped with a senile star that’s going to bake our planet to the ‘cooked-through’ stage in maybe a little as 100 million years (give or take, and depending on which model of stellar evolution you believe in)?

Well . . . maybe.

Are You Lost?

If you find yourself a bit lost with all the names and places that are appearing in the series, we have a little help for you: a handy map! Download it to see what and where. We’ll be updating this map with each new book to reflect key events therein.


A New Glossary

As we mentioned previously, we have a new glossary available. It is greatly expanded from the current version, adding some organizational details and bits of key history along with technical descriptions and definitions of terms, and a list of personalities that have appeared in the series so far. Right now there are almost 250 entries (247, though we may add a couple more on review), and 86 people listed.

As the glossary will be included in MWB, we won’t be posting it here of the site, and we’ll remove the obsolete copy currently posted when the MWB is published.

If you would like an advance copy of the new glossary to go along with the chapters we’ve been releasing, leave a comment. The most reliable format right now is an HTML file; we currently lack the ability to make a PDF with internal links (of which there are many).

We are also producing a Kindle format (mobi) file, for any brave soul who wants to tell us how it looks on their device. (We are neophytes at attempting to format a massive table for kindle.)

Ask and ye shall receive!