Rather than put together a traditional synopsis we like to introduce novels by quoting their prologue. What follows is the prologue to the novel, The Armageddon. This is Book 1 of the Continuum Series (preceeded by the prologue to the Continuum, “The Diva Incident.” If you like old fashioned SciFi combined with cutting edge science, The Armageddon is for you.
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Most major technological breakthroughs can be divided into two distinct events, the development of theory and the actual engineering of the invention. Typically, the lag time between theory and implementation is large and the development of superlight drive systems has been no exception. Although the basic theories were finalized by the beginning of the 25th century, it took more than 100 years to develop a fully working superlight drive.
The onset of the “Second Dark Ages,” as well as a failure to find a workable solution to refueling problems, restricted human planetary migrations to minor leap-frog movements between galaxies.
The recent acquisition of portions of the Hykonian historical record known as the Kojiki tells us they faced technological limitations and sociological set-backs similar to those experienced by humans. As a result, both races were effectively bottled up within the system of galaxies known as the Local Group.
Although the Local Group occupies a rather large area of space it contains a finite number of habitable planets and a meeting of the races was a virtual certainty. In 6700 A.D., this certainty became a reality when the competing races finally encountered each other on a small planet within the Andromeda Spiral.
Xenophobia and competing planetary requirements have been ascribed as the primary causative factors responsible for the resulting galactic war.
For those who are interested, the particulars of the initial Andromeda meeting are contained in an obscure volume, entitled, The Diva Incident, stored in the Archaic Section of the Fleet Command library.
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