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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TERRAN
DATE
TITLE / SHARDS UNIVERSE EVENT
1945
March 22
Startled Allies
Short story (unfinished)
1995
Dec 24
“Grandma’s Grandma”
Short story
1996Future Youth
Novel – dual entry (unfinished)
2060
2106
Martian Iron Rush:
Abundant iron & titanium supplies
make possible mankind’s push into space.
2065The Bombala Mines Fast Draw
Novel (unfinished)
2066The Spectacular Duster Jig of Black-Eyed Gadson
Short story (unfinished)
2068
October
“Pinch of Cinnamon”
Short story
2068“Proper Attitude”
Short story
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
May 9
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.
2227Dead Man’s Chest
Novel (unfinished)
2245The Hoboken Disaster:
Marks the first faster-than-light travel. Max FTL: 200
2246“Petersen’s Porcine Pilot”
2257
May 25
“Reentry”
Short story
2250
May 9
Horizons
Novel
2263Hyperidor ships are created:
Allows cheap emigration to Earth-type planets. Max FTL: 1000
2271Future Youth
Novel – Dual entry (unfinished)
2293
Feb 25
“Career Choice”
Short story
2300Mankind’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.
2373Terran/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
2415
Nov 16
Promise Tide
Novel
2432
May 12
TAU
Novel
2439
May 30
“Opus In Red”
Short story
2476Hardened Soul
Novel – date approximate (unfinished)
2586McDonald Phase Unit developed:
Allows phased mass to pass through mass.
2600Wendy Rajmir
Stories, novels – date estimated (unfinished)
2665
Sept 10
“Left Shoulder Down”
Short story (unfinished)
2676
Nov 13
Shards: Book One
Novel
2679
April 21
Shards: Book Two
Novel
2679
June 15
Shards: Book Three
Novel
2679
Oct 23
Shards: Book Four
Novel
2679
March 1
“Hitting Bottom”
Short story
2679
June 3
“The Tokyo Saki Brawl”
Short story
2690
Oct 20
“Painful Joy”
2735McDonald Phase and singularity drive combined:
Pushes max FTL to 106+
2751First use of Pentrinsic Code:
“Magic” is created.
2800Mankind’s societal center shifts:
The Coda System replaces Deerkin
2898A Piñata for Juanita
Novella – multiple entries
2953
Oct 12
“Pop Quiz”
Short story
2965
Oct 23
“The Third Corollary”
Short story
2965 –
3006
Six Planets Wars
2965Diminished Heroes
Novel – date approximate (unfinished)
2981Unlimited Mass Transgates are created:
Allows for travel through the puterverse.
2981
Oct 30
“Student of the Lesson”
Short story
3007A 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
3030Counting to i
Novel (unfinished)
3039Kerri Marks founds Trinary Collective of Musers:
6500 light years from Earth, in Centaur system.
3040Homo 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
3098Jenn 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.
3200The Tabloid Adventures of Nathaniel and Horace
Novel – date estimated (unfinished)
3353Earth ceases to exist:
No further Sol-based novels
3400 Novel (unfinished)
3450Neural Mass Folding implemented:
Allows for near instantaneous travel at any distance.
3491
Dec 25
“Whitey’s Gift”
Short story

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