20120525, 07:10 – For ATC’s tenth anniversary – Boobs, astral space, a spaceship, a big piece of plot and a little piece of cosmology.

You didn’t think I’d let ten years of on-and-off production slip by without doing something appropriate, did you? 🙂 Around the time I committed to doing at least the first block of the chapter on a schedule I did some math and realized if I dropped two pages a week I’d be able to get this page out on the anniversary – this page and its companion are pretty damned important, so their deployment in proximity to the tenth anniversary seemed appropriate.

So space humans have (at least) 26 pairs of chromosomes. Thad has the regular terrestrial 23 we all know and love. I’m sure you can see why this little fact would turn Grij into a spluttering mess of stupid. He doesn’t have the big picture, so for him this is big news.

Cast

  • Dyluck

    A being with a talent for astral projection, possessing some form of teleportation ability. Dyluck incarnated as Thaddeus Gallahad and remained in a dormant state until Awoken in 1997. Thad’s cognitive dissonance forced her...

Glossary Articles

  • Astral Space

    A cognitively-informed plane of perception, Astral Space is a blanket term applied to Astral Projection, Remote Viewing, and other forms of cognitive or psychic non-corporeal translocation in which the physical location of the characters...

  • GAC-5623.8

    A gas giant somewhere between Earth and civilization, utterly unremarkable save for the recently dispersed orbital body the Sabrosa smacked into at the untimely end of an otherwise textbook BTS jump.

  • Sabrosa

    Heirotus capital ship prototype 47 (HX-47) Sabrosa is the testbed for several technologies incorporated in the Type 47 class of Heirotus Colonial Authority warships, in mass production at the time of The Dualist. The...

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