Scribes’ Descent starts off with eight-year-old Mallory on Planet Imna, then jumps ahead in time to show eighteen-year-old Mallory on Planet Daishon. These planets lie on opposite sides of the Moren galaxy, and yet Mallory makes the trip in only three months. This is possible because a wormhole forms a shortcut by joining two points that lie on a sharply curved plane… Continue reading About the Spacenet
For those of you whose eyes were glazing over from all that nanotechnology talk in the last two posts, we’re drifting into a very different subject. It’s time to get earthy! Scribes’ Descent takes place on Planet Daishon, which has never experienced a major quake. How can this be, since the primary cause of earthquakes is the movement… Continue reading Tectonics – Why No Quakes on Daishon?
Installation Med nanos are injected into any major blood vessel. Within the bloodstream, they swim to various attachment points according to onboard AI logic and commands from the master assembly bots. Like sea turtles hatching from their eggs on the shore, some nano bots won’t make it to their destinations. Some become defective. Others might contain burn-in… Continue reading Med Nanos, Part 2
HistoryIn the year 8125AS, the medical nanobot goes into wide circulation. Dr. Kipica Aordim makes the greatest contributions to the invention and receives the Medal of Radian Glory, the highest honor in Mikklesia. This invention triggers other history-changing inventions at the Daishon Research Facility (DRF). Ten years later, the DRF develops the first holovisor, which uses med nanos to… Continue reading Med Nanos, Part 1
Update: Scribes’ Descent will be out on May 30 in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover formats! It’ll also be free to borrow for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. And because my first shipment has arrived, if you live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, I can sell you a signed paperback right now 🙂 Signed, in-person copies are $12, cash or debit. Now for… Continue reading Effects of Prolonged Life, Part 2
In Scribes’ Descent, the opening chapters mention medical nanobots and how they’ve prolonged human life indefinitely. In fact, because the current model was invented in the year 8125AS, only 200 years before the present day, nobody yet knows what the new life expectancy will be. Experts think it should be at least a thousand years,… Continue reading Effects of Prolonged Life, Part 1
In Scribes’ Descent, you might have noticed this line on page one: “Orbital rings crisscrossed the sky.” And that’s all you really hear about these objects until chapter 10, where you still don’t get much detail: “A mag train shuttled Mallory and Leah to the Wilnat habitat in under five hours. The hab sat atop the Mitrian orbital… Continue reading How the Orbital Rings work
Fellow Science Lovers, Dylan here. I’m finally releasing my first newsletter. Each month, I plan to share a different piece of research I did to support one of my novels. These explanations are so nerdy and detailed, I couldn’t fit them into the actual book. First up is how I make world maps. I’ve made 5 of them for the… Continue reading The Science behind my stories-Map Creation