A New Direction for 2021 and Beyond

New Direction

Welcome to the New Era!

Now that I’ve laid the foundation for the Subsumption Series blog, it’s time to go narrower and deeper (that’s what she said) on the content. That doesn’t negate the possibility of more universe-related posts in the future, like blogs about other characters (I’m slowly adding persona sheets to all the character blogs, identical to what I created for Velia and Virgil). Continue reading “A New Direction for 2021 and Beyond”

A Pack of Praetors – Bill’s FACT Students

Bills Students

One of the first things the Federation did after their arrival was to establish a higher-education alternative. This Federation Acculturation and Cooperation Tract (FACT) relies on Connectors like Bill Martin to train a generation of Praetors, human emissaries who will work directly with the Federation during the integration of Earth into their galactic empire. Though Subsumption focuses exclusively on the FACT class at the University of Utah, the program is global in nature—but always based at traditional educational institutions. Continue reading “A Pack of Praetors – Bill’s FACT Students”

The Twin Wolves – Velia & Virgil

Twin Wolves

Immediately after the last blog about secondary characters, I received a few (polite but insistent) emails pointing out that while Velia Wolf and Virgil Wolff may be secondary characters in Subsumption, they’re both protagonists in Coverted (with Velia making an important appearance in Disclosure too). My mistake is an example of the phenomenon known as “the curse of knowledge,” which occurs when one person (in this case, me) takes for granted that other people don’t have access to the same background information. Continue reading “The Twin Wolves – Velia & Virgil”

A Sample of Secondary Characters

Secondary Characters

This week will start the first of a multi-part dive into the lesser featured, but incredibly important, characters of the Subsumption Series. While each of these nine individuals plays a supporting role to Marcus, many will become primary characters throughout the rest of the series. In some cases (like with Velia and Virgil in Coverted), they’re already the stars of their own stories. Continue reading “A Sample of Secondary Characters”

Tour de Force of Subsumption’s Technology

Subsumption Technology

If you read the Author’s Note for Subsumption, also available in blog form, you know that technology is one of the main columns supporting the story (the other is social institutions). So today, we’ll focus on five of the most salient examples of Federation technology that made it into humanity’s hands. However, there are still many more to cover, and there’s an equally rich set of tech used by the Confederation (both topics for upcoming blogs). Continue reading “Tour de Force of Subsumption’s Technology”

The Trusty Trickster – Jordan Kilravock

Jordan Kilravock

Some say paranoia is total awareness, and Jordan Kilravock agrees. In fact, Marcus’s best friend embraces that phrase so completely that he added it to the tapestry of tattoos covering his entire left forearm. At his core, Jordan is a conspiracy theorist. But he’s also a famous creative personality, known to the electronic dance music scene as DJ Beez Nutz, a child prodigy who parlayed his musical career into YouTube notoriety as one of the top enemies of the Federation (despite sharing the same nemesis, Jordan hates the Coalition). Continue reading “The Trusty Trickster – Jordan Kilravock”