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The published Scattered Worlds books are now available in two ebook sets in Kindle format.

Beyond Our Stars: a Scattered Worlds omnibus ($8.99) contains Weaving the Web of Days, A Voice in Every Wind, All Roads Lead to Terra, A Rose From Old Terra, and The Leaves of October.

Worlds Afire: a scattered Worlds omnibus ($6.99) contains three novels of the Hoister Family: Dance for the Ivory Madonna, The Eighth Succession, and Children of the Eighth Day.

These ebook sets are the most inexpensive way to get up to date on the Scattered Worlds Mosaic.

PostHeaderIcon Beyond Our Stars

Beyond Our Stars
Author/Editor: 
Don Sakers
a Scattered Worlds omnibus
Genre(s): 
Science Fiction
Series: 
Scattered Worlds
Series Order: 
99
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99
Five Scattered Worlds books in one ebook.
One-Paragraph Description: 

Contains 5 Scattered Worlds books: WEAVING THE WEB OF DAYS (intergalactic space opera), A VOICE IN EVERY WIND (adventure on an alien world), ALL ROADS LEAD TO TERRA (two tales of attacks on Earth), A ROSE FROM OLD TERRA (Librarians save the Galaxy), and THE LEAVES OF OCTOBER (the Hlutr: immensely old, terribly wise...and utterly alien).

PostHeaderIcon All Roads Lead to Terra

All Roads Lead to Terra cover
Author/Editor: 
Don Sakers
Two Tales of the Scattered Worlds
Genre(s): 
Science Fiction
Series: 
Scattered Worlds
Series Order: 
4.852
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4.852
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5
Space opera: Two tales of attacks against Earth
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"Gamester" and "Candelabra & Diamonds" tell of attacks against the shining jewel of the Terran Empire: Earth. Includes an introduction and notes from the author.

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"Gamester" and "Candelabra & Diamonds" tell of attacks against the shining jewel of the Terran Empire: Earth. Includes an introduction and notes from the author.

PostHeaderIcon The Sack of Terra

Event Type: 
Significant Event
Year (CE): 
2534 C.E.
Year-Month-Day (CE): 
25340826
Year (Other): 
381
Calendar: 
TE

After the Battle of Karphos in TE 361, the Empire continued to weaken. In TE 361-380 Patala took over much of the Transgeled. On 26 August 381, Patalanian forces made a surprise raid against Terra, defeated TERRAD, and sacked New York and other Terran cities.

PostHeaderIcon Karl Löwenger

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Spouse of Jocelyn Adelhardt
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
TE 350
Deathdate/place: 
c. TE 450
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Parents: Edwin Löwenger
Sibling(s): Mark Löwenger
Children: Jassie Adelhardt I, Jassie Adelhardt II
Spouse(s): Jocelyn Adelhardt
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Both Karl and his brother Mark were clones of Edwin Löwenger


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PostHeaderIcon Jocelyn Adelhardt

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Main character of "Candelabra and Diamonds"
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
TE 347
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TE 381 (reported)
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Parents: Derek David Adelhardt and Loyis Fontino
Sibling(s): Wilyam Adelhardt, Rebecca Adelhardt
Children: Jassie Adelhardt, Jassie II Adelhardt
Other Family:  Spouse Karl Löwenger


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PostHeaderIcon The Galactic Riders

An ancient order devoted to the cause of peace and freedom in the Galaxy.

The Galactic Riders were founded by the Iaranori Tenedden in the high days of the Empire of the Iaranor. Every ten Nephestalan years, the Galactic Riders' Festival is held to commemorate Tenedden. The "Tale of Tenedden" is a ballad that tells of the foundation of the Riders.

PostHeaderIcon Jassie Adelhardt II

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Daughter of Jocelyn Adelhardt
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
TE 376, Terra
Deathdate/place: 
TE 381, Terra
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Clone of the original, who died in infancy.

Died in the Sack of Terra.


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Parents: Jocelyn Adelhardt and Karl Löwenger
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PostHeaderIcon Jassie Adelhardt I

Significance: 
Daughter of Jocelyn Adelhardt
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Human (Mundane)
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TE 376, Terra
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TE 376, Terra
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Died in infancy; replaced by a clone.


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PostHeaderIcon Darlene Adelhardt

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Cousin of Joecelyn Adelhardt
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
TE 350
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c. TE 450
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Parents: Dugas Kuchta and Annamarie Adelhardt
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PostHeaderIcon Terra (Earth)

Category: 
Human world
Planet Type: 
Habitable

Original home of the Human race. One of the Nexus Worlds. Imperial Capital of the Terran Empire and one of eight Provincial Capitals. Until TE 381, Terra was Capital of the Sol Province; afterwards, both the Imperial Capital and the Capital of Sol Province were moved to Laxus.

Location: 

Bearing from Terra (relative to Core) (degrees): 0
Distance from Terra:0
Map Reference (Sol): C7
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Primary: 
Sol
System Position: 
3
Irradiation (Terra=1): 
1
Distance from Primary (AU): 
1
Distance from primary (million km): 
149.5
Revolution (Terran years): 
1
Revolution (Terran days): 
365.26
Revolution (local days): 
365.26
Diameter (Terra=1): 
1
Diameter (km): 
12756
Mass (Terra=1): 
1
Density (g/cc): 
5.52
Density (Terra=1): 
1
Surface gravity (Terra=1): 
1
Rotation (hours): 
24
Moons: 
1
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Moon: Luna

Year Founded (CE): 
0
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Nexus Worlds
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Sol/Laxus Province
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An old proverb says, "All roads lead to Terra, and Terra is where all times meet."

PostHeaderIcon Virginia Carroll

Significance: 
Empress of the First Terran Empire 375 - 384
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Empress
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Idara Carroll
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First Terran Empire
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
16 October TE 351, Terra
Deathdate/place: 
3 August TE 384
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Virginia Carroll is widely acknowledged to be the greatest resident of the Whirlpool Throne since Maj Thovold.

Virginia had a quiet and relatively normal childhood. She was a particular favorite of Anna Leonov, who was technically her grandmother. In a break with tradition, Virginia's education took place in "ordinary" schools, rather than through private tutors in the Palace. Of course, her classmates were mostly the children of various Idara. In school, Virginia was a fairly popular and made many friends.

Virginia took and passed her adulthood tests in 367, when she was 16. She immediately entered a group marriage with Mark Löwenger, Leo Castiligoni, Merisa Jakobbsen, and Monica d'Herelle. In 368, her son Yosef Löwenger was born, followed by Yenise Löwenger in 372 and Henry Castiligoni in 375.

Beginning about 370-371, Virginia took an active role in Lura Carroll's administration. Prior to this, Virginia had undergone the customary training for an Imperial Heir -- now Lura followed the precedent established by Alak Leonov and encouraged Virginia to work with her as a sort of "on-the-job training." Virginia accompanied Lura on several tours of the Empire, and herself made some highly-publicized visits to the war fronts.

This training proved invaluable when Lura died suddenly on 22 February 375. Virginia was able to take command of the Empire immediately, and her succession met no opposition in the Imperial Council.

In a break with tradition, Virginia insisted on the archaic title "Empress" instead of "Emperor."

As Empress, Virginia combined her mother's strength and singleness of purpose with her own easy, outgoing nature, and managed to charm the Empire while ruling effectively. Her spouse Mark Löwenger and his brother, Karl -- both high-ranking Naval officers -- were among her most trusted advisors. Spouse Leo Castiligoni, who occupied the Imperial Council seat of the Bank of Luna and had an easy relationship with other mercantile leaders, was another effective advisor. And her spouse Monica d'Herelle, an historian with the Kinshasa University, brought input from the academic community. Virginia also retained a good relationship with religious leaders, most especially the Sisterhood of Meletia.

With all three of her children, Virginia followed her mother's formula -- public education coupled with day-to-day experience at the actual job of being Empress. Yosef was accompanying Virginia on state business as early as age 10 (TE 378), and Yenise was not far behind.

In 381, amid a worsening war situation, Virginia faced the greatest challenge to any Emperor in the Empire's history: on 26 August forces of the Patalanian Union attacked Terra and sacked the planet. Faced with an overwhelming enemy force and the imminent danger of capture, Virginia (upon recommendation of TERRAD) moved the Imperial Capital to Laxus. Although Terra fell to the invaders, the Empire was preserved.

Over the next few years Patalanian forces continued to strike in the Sol Province (which was renamed Laxus Province) -- notably, in 383, an attack on Laxus itself was repelled, and the Patalanian forces finally broken.

On 3 August 384, a Navy vessel carrying the Empress was attacked while on transit to Borshall; the ship was destroyed and all hands lost -- including Virginia Carroll. For the first time, a monarch had died in battle -- public reaction was enormous, as the entire Empire went into mourning for a period of tendays.

Virginia was succeeded by her son, Yosef Löwenger.


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Parents: Lura Carroll and Joe McCaffrey
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Children: Henry Castiligoni, Yenise Löwenger, Yosef Löwenger
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Photo By 20minutos.es (20minutos.es) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

PostHeaderIcon Kayya Trnas

Significance: 
Daamin scholar of Humanity at the time of the First Terran Empire.
Title(s): 
Elder
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Daamin
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Kien Khwei
Race: 
Daamin
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Kayya Trnas is a Daamin. She stands about a meter tall, and resembles a large bunny rabbit. She has white fur and red eyes.


Birthdate/place: 
c. 15,000 BCE, Nephestal
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c. 3000 CE, Nephestal
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Diav Trnas and Sinlath Trnas are descendants of hers.


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PostHeaderIcon "Candelabra and Diamonds"

All Roads Lead to Terra

$1.99 Kindle

Two Stories of the Scattered Worlds

"Gamester" and "Candelabra & Diamonds" tell of attacks against the shining jewel of the Terran Empire: Earth. Includes an introduction and notes from the author.


Era: 
4.852
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