|Read by Roben in the Ekcolir Reality.|
The Ekcolir Reality
My investigation is still young, but so far, I've learned about Gohrlay's early years in the Ekcolir Reality. Apparently she grew up as a voracious reader of science fiction.
Gohrlay claims that the reason for Jack Vance mysteriously remaining in seclusion in the Ekcolir Reality was that "he" was a woman who wrote under various pseudonyms, including Sam Jacky. I've skeptical about the idea of a past analogue of Vance having been female, since none of my other collaborators (particularly Ivory) ever mentioned this startling idea.
In the Ekcolir Reality, the twins, John and Jack Vance both wrote science fiction. In that Reality, the book Araminta Station was written by John Vance, or more accurately, the artificial life form that carried the memories of Jack Vance from the Asimov Reality. The protagonist in that story was inspired by an Interventionist agent named Svahr.
|Alastor Cluster in the Ekcolir Reality.|
John's replicoid was familiar with Svahr because of their time together in the Hierion Domain. When John wrote Araminta Station, he wrote it as a platform for a character called Cecilie, a young woman who saved the planet Cadwal from exploitation and preserved it as a nature conservancy. Of course, the whole story of Araminta Station came out quite differently when it was re-written by Jack Vance in the Buld Reality, the universe as be know it.
|Dueling novels: Pharisee by John|
Vance vs Pharism by Jack Vance.
At the start of the second book in the Sessily Trilogy, readers discover that Cecilie and Glawen, seemingly brought back from the dead, are actually artificial life "copies" of the original Cecilie and Glawen. The artificial life form "Cecilie copy" sets out to remake herself and changes her name to "Sessily".
|The World of the Nineteen Moons.|
According to Gohrlay, a favorite trick of Interventionist agents is to bring disembodied endosymbionts to planets in the form of inanimate objects such as jewels and precious stones. Gohrlay says that during Earth's history, when it became important for the Interventionists to take control of a particular human, a nanite endosymbiont could be transferred from "storage" into the human's body.
|Sufy on Nion.|
Book Three of the Sessily Trilogy
|Kirdy murders Glawen in the surf.|
Soon after reading Araminta Station, the analogue of Gohrlay in the Ekcolir Reality began to receive hints about her importance for Earth's secret history and her own previous lives in Deep Time. Growing up on Earth with no conscious awareness of her previous lives, her name was "Roben" (pronounced like "robin") , a popular name of Etruscan origins.
The Color Reality
Alternate future: the wonders of Google search.
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