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”

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”

Red Herrings and Inspiration

Inspiration

For the last three thousand years, the sentiment that “there’s nothing new under the sun” has been repeated ad nauseam. I tend to agree with the idea, but then again, I’m (also) a historian, so I’m intimately familiar with the source material. Regardless of what other writers create (or recreate, if that’s how you prefer to view things), the Subsumption Series stands on the shoulders of many intellectual giants. Continue reading “Red Herrings and Inspiration”

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”

Why I Wrote Subsumption

Writing Subsumption

This is an exciting blog because it comes during the week of Subsumption’s global release! Today will be a bit different for two reasons : (1) it’s going to be much longer than usual—about 3x larger than my other blogs, (2) what follows is a copy and paste of the Author’s Note at the end of Subsumption’s first edition (because I feel it already does a good job of laying out the details of why, and how, I wrote Subsumption). However, I’ve added a list of facts about the story at the end of this blog not found in the Author’s Note. Continue reading “Why I Wrote Subsumption”