Timeline

The History of the Shards Universe

Dates are set by opening of novel/story, discounting minor prologues. Additional novels have been scripted, but as yet have neither dates nor titles.

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1945

Birth of NAtech:

Beginning of SHARDS UNIVERSE

1945
March 22

“Startled Allies”

Short story (unfinished)

1995
Dec 24

“Grandma’s Grandma”

Short story

1996

Future Youth

Novel – dual entry (unfinished)

2046

Birth of Homo Marinas race.

2060-2106

Martian Iron Rush:

Abundant iron & titanium supplies make possible mankind’s push into space.

2065

The Bombala Mines Fast Draw

Novel (unfinished)

2066

The Spectacular Duster Jig of Black-Eyed Gadson

Short story (unfinished)

2068
October

2068

2068

“12:70”

Short story

2068

“The Alba Patera Turkey Shoot”

Short story

2069
June

“Sign of Iron”

Short story

2071

“Under Fire”

Short story

2073

First documented riping.

2075

“Shot Through”

Short story

2076

“Bottleneck Harbor”

Short story

2080
Sept 10

“Throwing Up Sashes”

Short story

2116
June 7

A Piñata for Juanita

Novella – multiple entries

2140
Jan 12

“Stone Rainbow”

Short story (unfinished)

2221
June 13

Redeeming the Plumb

Novel (unfinished)

2227-2233

Troid Piracy War:

Foreshadows the upcoming Terran/Martian Wars.

2227

Dead Man’s Chest

Novel (unfinished)

2245

The Hoboken Disaster:

Marks the first faster-than-light travel. Max FTL: 200.

2246

“Petersen’s Porcine Pilot”

Short story

2257
May 25

“Reentry”

Short story

2250
May 9

Horizons

Novel

2263

Hyperidor ships are created:

Allows cheap emigration to Earth-type planets. Max FTL: 1000

2271

Future Youth

Novel – Dual entry (unfinished)

2293
Feb 25

“Career Choice”

Short story

2300

Mankind’s societal center shifts:

The Deerkin System replaces Earth.

2306
Sept 8

“Passage”

Short story

2373-2389

Terran/Martian Wars:

Mars’ population is decimated and the planet abandoned.

2373

Terran/Martian Wars

Novel

2380
April 20

“Red Bastard”

Short story

2390
Dec 25

“Ghost of Christmas Last”

Short story

2394
April 30

“Hannah Twelve”

Short story

2415
Aug 15

“Clippings”

Short story

2415
Aug 24

“Legacy”

Short story

2432
May 12

TAU

Novel

2439
May 30

“Opus in Red”

Short story

2476

Hardened Soul

Novel – date approximate (unfinished)

2586

McDonald Phase Unit developed:

Allows phased mass to pass through mass.

2600

Wendy Rajmir

Stories, novels – date estimated (unfinished)

2665
Sept 10

“Left Shoulder Down”

Short story (unfinished)

2676
Nov 13

Shards: Book One

Novel

2679

Destruction/Rebirth of the original Puterverse.

2679
March 1

“Hitting Bottom”

Short story

2679
April 21

Shards: Book Two

Novel

2679
June 3

“The Tokyo Saki Brawl”

Short story

2679
June 15

Shards: Book Three

Novel

2679
Oct 23

Shards: Book Four

Novel

2690
Oct 20

“Painful Joy”

Short story

2735

McDonald Phase and singularity drive combined:

Pushes max FTL to 106+

2751

First use of Pentrinsic Code

“Magic” is created.

2800

Mankind’s societal center shifts:

The Coda System replaces Deerkin.

2898

A Piñata for Juanita

Novella – multiple entries

2953
Oct 12

“Pop Quiz”

Short story

2965-3006

Six Planets Wars

2965
Oct 23

“The Third Corollary”

Short story

2965

Diminished Heroes

Novel – date approximate (unfinished)

2981

Unlimited Mass Transgates are created:

Allows for travel through the puterverse.

2981
Oct 30

“Student of the Lesson”

Short story

3007

A Higher Standard

Novel – date approximate (unfinished)

3008-3009

Boson Shiv Incidents:

Final major conflict involving Earth before its destruction.

3014
May 30

“Soldier’s Burden”

Short story

3014
Oct 11

“Mind’s Eye Inward”

Short story

3030

Counting to i

Novel (unfinished)

3039

Kerri Marks founds Trinary Collective of Musers:

6500 light years from Earth, in Centaur system.

3040

Homo Magicus race Begins.

3049
April 3

“Jenny”

Short story

3062
May 9

“Outside the Lines”

Short story

3062
May 23

“The Cheat”

Short story

3062
Sept 1

“Miranda’s Hope”

Short story

3098

Jenn Navarra invents Compressed Plane Insertion drives:

Eliminates need for fusion engines.

3153
April 3

“Troublemaker”

Short story

3169
Nov 23

“Garnwalling the Yokel”

Short story (unfinished)

3190-3340

Centaur’s Gambit, the 150 Years War:

Period of war and unrest for all mankind.

3200

The Tabloid Adventures of Nathaniel and Horace

Novel – date estimated (unfinished)

3353

Earth ceases to exist:

No further Sol-based novels.

3400

Novel (unfinished)

3450

Neural Mass Folding implemented:

Allows for near instantaneous travel at any distance.

3491
Dec 25

“Whitey’s Gift”

Short story

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