|In the Foundation Reality: Moon Ride|
I've been struggling to wrap my head around the idea that science fiction as a literary genre was created in an attempt to end the Time Travel War. According to Gohrlay, since the pace of technological advance was slightly accelerated in the Ekcolir Reality, the first experiments aimed at using science fiction writers to reveal the secret history of Earth began in the 1920s of that Reality.
As I've mentioned previously, there were some interesting differences between the Ekcolir Reality and the world as we know it. One of the distinctive features of fiction in the Ekcolir Reality is that by 1900 there were more female authors than males and the protagonists of stories were as likely to be women as men (example).
|In the Ekcolir Reality: The Gohrlay Circle|
"The Gohrlay Circle" provided an account of how Gohrlay returned to Earth in the 20th century to play a role in the end game of the long struggle to liberate Humanity from the pek. Of course, most readers interpreted such stories as fiction, never suspecting that Gohrlay was a real woman, a Neanderthal from Deep Time.
|In the Ekcolir Reality: Gohrlay's Brain|
"The Gohrlay Circle" was the last of a series of seven popular stories by Williamson that featured Gohrlay as the main character.
The first story in that series told how the structure of Gohrlay's brain was scanned to obtain the pattern for a positronic brain. In the Buld Reality, that story was not told until the 21st century, which is a good measure of how far delayed we are in this Reality in discovering the truth about human origins.
|In the Buld Reality: The Cosmic Express|
To appreciate how dramatic the changes were in the Ekcolir Reality we need to look even further back into Deep Time to the Foundation Reality.
|In the Ekcolir Reality|
Original art by Leo Morey
In the Buld Reality, Jack Williamson wrote "The Cosmic Express". In "The Cosmic Express", the plot is very similar to that in "Moon Ride", but rather than use a space ship, the newlyweds are teleported off to their dream destination (in this case, Venus).
|Original artwork by Margaret Brundage|
and Leslie Edwards (Ekcolir Reality)
The Ekcolir Reality might have been the peak of the Time Travel War. In "Rule of the Pek", Williamson wrote about time travel by Luri's replicoid.
Sadly, Gohrlay does not like to talk about herself. I'm trying to get her to provide more authoritative versions of Foundations of Eternity and Exode. However, Gohrlay claims that she is too intimately involved with the secret history of Earth and would be unable to write objective accounts of her role in Earth's history.
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