I've never read any of the science fiction stories that were written by Janet Jeppson. However, I've previously blogged about Janet and the imagined interactions that she had with several characters in the Exode Trilogy (see also).
I just wrote a new short story (The Asimov Reality; not too short, it is near 13,000 words) that features both Isaac Asimov and Janet living in a "failed Reality", a Reality that came into existence during the Time War, but was later erased. In this new story, which can be viewed as a kind of alternate history, I imagine that Isaac and Janet became scientific collaborators in the middle of the 20th century.
|Svahr the Interventionist agent (source)|
art work by Boris Vallejo
Also appearing in the story are Dennis McGee and Svahr. Svahr is a senior Interventionist who calls upon Dennis to go live on Earth and alter the course of Asimov's life. Dennis grew up on Tar'tron and he has some difficulty adjusting to the primitive conditions of 20th century Earth. Tar'tron is the planet of the Galactic Core that is known by the name "Trantor" in Asimov's Foundation Saga.
|Svahr on Earth, 3,500 B.C.E.|
art work by Boris Vallejo
Years ago, I decided to make Isaac Asimov be a character in The Foundations of Eternity. As told in that story, Asimov was abducted by aliens and taken to the Moon. There, Grean realized that Asimov could help find the last positronic robot on Earth and bring to an end the Time Travel War.
|The Reality Chain that leads to the world as we know it.|
In the Foundation Reality, Daneel guides the Galactic Empire towards Galaxia. Just like Golan Trevize, I was appalled when Asimov suggested that the fate of Humanity is to form a galaxy-spanning group mind. Thus, in The Foundations of Eternity, Asimov himself causes a Reality Change that removes Galaxia from existence.
|Origins of a Time Warrior.|
In my new short story (called The Asimov Reality), I indulge myself in the fact that during the Time Travel War between R. Gohrlay and Grean there were many additional Realities sandwiched between the Foundation Reality and the Ekcolir Reality. I portray Svahr as one of the prominent warriors of the Time War who is trying to engineer the future of Earth. Poor Dennis McGee is only a foot soldier in the war who must follow all orders issued by Svahr. Since The Asimov Reality is meant to be a stand-alone story, I toss in the Buld, even thought that is an anachronism.
|The Foundations of Eternity|
|The Buld arrive on Earth.|
The story of what happens when the Buld reach Earth is told in Exode. An alternate version of First Contact provides the climax of The Asimov Reality.
2017 update: The Asimov Reality
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