|Reconstruction by Zeta; from|
the Ekcolir Reality. Original cover art
by Henry Van Dongen and Robert Sherry.
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Zeta has been passing along to me reports from her replicoid. A major challenge in reconstructing the lives of the "two Vances" arises from the fact that one Vance of the Ekcolir Reality was very secretive and used many different pen names. Even worse, Zeta believes that the story archives of the Writers Block have been "damaged". According to Zeta, there was once a useful index for the story archives of the Writers Block, but that vital resource was removed from the Hierion Domain.
The Dead Widowers have been working to re-create an index (from here on, I'll follow Zeta's lead and refer to it as the ERI) of all the science fiction stories that were written in the Ekcolir Reality with help from the Writers Block.
There are hints from Anney that Angela's mind was only able to handle a limited amount of contact with the Sedronic Domain. After a few years of snooping through the vast information stores of the Sedronic Domain, Angela had to go into retirement before ruining her brain. However, with clues provided by Angela, Anney was able to begin the daunting task of reconstructing the work of the Writers Block. According to Zeta, that work has always been very labor intensive and her replicoid has been working with Anney to slowly move the ERI project along.
Zeta's replicoid described these strange appearances of new files in the database at the Writers Block to Nivsaham who then immediately investigated and discovered that the Writers Block is now "haunted" by two nanoscopic femtobots. One of these is a replicoid of Jack Vance who has been providing accounts of stories that were written by the "two Vances" in the Ekcolir Reality. According to Zeta, there is also an Asimov femtobot now at work "inside"the ERI of the Writers Block.
The purpose of the Writers Block was to prepare Earthlings of the Ekcolir Reality for First Contact with the Fru'wu. The Asimov replicoid who was running the Writers Block had been told that the Fru'wu would be able to share some hierion-based technologies with Humanity. The Asimov replicoid was instructed to share his knowledge of hierions with his collaborators working in the Writers Block.
|hierions and sedrons|
One discovery of human scientists in the Asimov Reality was that hierions could be used to provide primitive type of interstellar spaceship drive. Unfortunately, hierion-powered spacecraft could not exceed the speed of light. Apparently, due to insurmountable problems arising from the movement of physical objects through the Hadronic Domain, it is not practical and safe for humans to travel in hierion-drive spaceships at a rate greater than about half the speed of light.
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