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PostHeaderIconAll Roads Lead to Terra

PostHeaderIcon Boxed Sets

 

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.
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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 New Covers for Older Books

    

This year, spring cleaning means new covers for the Scattered Worlds Mosaic. The new covers are based around a standard design that should help brand them as a series.

Above, the first three covers of the new series (click to embiggen). All Roads Lead to Terra and A Rose From Old Terra are all in-house (read: public domain) art. Dance for the Ivory Madonna incorporates a stunning piece from SHAKALone (you can see more of her work at SHAKALone.deviantart.com).

Look for further new covers as the season progresses.

PostHeaderIcon Free Ebooks for Balticon (promotion over)

This promotion is now over, but don't worry...the books are still pretty affordable in Kindle -- all four will set you back less than $9.00. I'm listing the prices next to each one below.


To celebrate publication of The Eighth Succession, Kindle editions of these Scattered Worlds titles are free from May 26 through May 28, 2013.


A Voice in Every Wind ($1.99)


All Roads Lead to Terra ($1.99)


Weaving the Web of Days ($1.99)


Dance for the Ivory Madonna ($2.99)


 

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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
Era (SWM only): 
4.852
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5
Space opera: Two tales of attacks against Earth
One-Paragraph Description: 

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

Long Description: 

"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
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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.

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Spouse of Jocelyn Adelhardt
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Birthdate/place: 
TE 350
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c. TE 450
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Parents: Edwin Löwenger
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Children: Jassie Adelhardt I, Jassie Adelhardt II
Spouse(s): Jocelyn Adelhardt
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PostHeaderIcon L% Settlement, Terra

One of many settlements in Earth's Lagrangian points.

PostHeaderIcon Detlev Delriu

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Captain of First Metikos Space Fleet
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2078 CE
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2103 CE
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PostHeaderIcon Randal Cartier

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Champion videogame player from L% settlement
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2090 CE
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c. TE 50
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PostHeaderIcon Bek Jassen

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Champion videogame player from Ceres
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2089 CE
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c. TE 50
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PostHeaderIcon Dianne Satriano

Significance: 
Champion videogame player
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Birthdate/place: 
2087 CE
Deathdate/place: 
c. TE 50
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Declared Earth Champion in 2101

Won First Solar System Tournament in 2013


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PostHeaderIcon Ann Hoister

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Hoister Family 3rd Generation
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Human (Mundane)
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Birthdate/place: 
2081 CE Mars
Deathdate/place: 
TE 25
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Parents: Garth Hoister and Deela Weinland
Sibling(s): Ronelle Hoister, Dontrell Hoister
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Ann Hoister was a champion video games player.


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PostHeaderIcon TERRAD

Significance: 
Terran Defense Network
Race: 
AI/Robot
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TERRAD is a series of linked sapient computers whose main processors are buried some kilometers under the surface of Earth, in a secret location or locations. It is conjectured that major TERRAD resources also exist on other worlds, most notably some Provincial Capitals and the Nexus Worlds. After the Imperial Capital was moved to Laxus in TE 381, TERRAD's functions continued unimpeded. However, the Patalanian Union seemed unable to access or influence TERRAD, so any TERRAD installations on Patala must have been shut down or destroyed. (Obviously, all physical information about TERRAD was kept classified for security reasons.)


Birthdate/place: 
2042 CE Terra
Deathdate/place: 
unknown
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Terrad was developed during the crisis of 2042 CE


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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.

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Bearing from Terra (relative to Core) (degrees): 0
Distance from Terra:0
Map Reference (Sol): C7
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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
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1
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Moon: Luna

Year Founded (CE): 
0
Territory: 
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 Michel Cinq-Mars

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Secretary-General of the Terran Council 2099-2107
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Secretary-General
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Terran Council
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2051 CE
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