|the family of Thomas Iwedon|
As an Asterothrope, Trysta had a strong reproductive instinct. That instinct was a design feature that had been carefully engineered by R. Gohrlay. The fate of Gohrlay is one of the big mysteries that still swirls around the Exode Trilogy, but I've come to suspect that it was Gohrlay who first discovered the Reality Chain that includes Thomas and the Buld Reality, the universe as w know it.
|our Reality Chain|
Within the Malansohn Reality, Trysta was given access to Reality Viewing technology that allowed her to look into the Foundation Reality. During her mission to destroy Eternity (as told in Asimov's The End of Eternity), Trysta used the cover name Noÿs Lambent.
|Noÿs viewing Realities|
However, what Trysta did not know was that Ekcolir would come into her life. Ekcolir, an Ek'col, had been designed by the pek as their secret agent whose mission on Earth was to end the Time War. Just as Trysta had terminated the Malansohn Reality by taking advantage of Harlan's emotions, Ekcolir's strategy was to romance Trysta and impregnate her. At first, Trysta felt bad about "cheating" on Harlan, but after Harlan sacrificed himself to the Overseers, Trysta allowed herself to fall completely in love with Ekcolir and she gradually cam to recognize the cosmic importance of Thomas.
|Some of the Thomas clones|
1) he was the biological prototype for a group of clones who served as Interventionist agents on Earth and
2) Thomas became a fiction writer who played an important role it telling the secret history of Earth.
I've come to think of the "Thomas Clones" as a kind of Temporal Lubricant that facilitated the fine tuning of the Buld Reality. Grean faced the daunting task of making sure that we Earthlings would be ready to "welcome" the Buld when they arrived on Earth and made First Contact while at the same time, we had to be prevented from using our technological powers to destroy ourselves.
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Even before Thomas was born he had telepathic contact with his mother and he never had any doubt about his alien nature. Is Thomas human? I suspect that he is still alive and well and living here on Earth. During his gestation, Trysta's nanites shaped his body form into that of an Earthling. I believe that we could easily detect his alien gene patterns by sequencing his genome, but Thomas wants to live out his life on Earth without becoming a celebrity.
|My whimsical depiction of|
Thomas (left) and his clone,
From a young age, Thomas came to have a special relationship with Isaac Asimov. A collection of nanites that had long resided inside Asimov were transferred into Thomas. Those infites, along with what Thomas could learn from his mother, provided Thomas with a detailed understanding of how the Ekcolir Reality had been brought into existence. Furthermore, I believe that Thomas "benefited" from his own limited use of the Bimanoid Interface.
|Thomas meets the real world|
inspiration for Sessily Veder
Although Thomas had to endure many painful years on Earth, eventually he did meet his soul mate, a woman who had been crafted just for him as a kind of reward for all his hard work and sacrifice.
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