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ERA: PrimordialEdit

  • ~13.7bya (billion years ago): Life born with universe.
  • ~13.5bya: First stars. First contact between Xeelee and photino birds. Xeelee timeships begin modification of Xeelee evolutionary history.
  • ~10bya: Construction of Bolder’s Ring begins. Birth of Sol.
  • ~5bya: Assaults on Ring by photino birds begin. Life on Earth emerges.
  • ~1bya: First infestation of Sol by photino birds.
  • ~1 million years ago: Galaxy core explosion caused by Xeelee activity.

ERA: EarthEdit

  • AD 476-2005: Events of Coalescent. Emergence of first human ‘hive’ in Rome.
  • AD 2047: Events of Transcendent (see also ~AD 500,000)

ERA: ExpansionEdit

  • AD 3000+: Opening up of Sol system. First Expansion of humanity to the stars begins.
  • AD 3621: Birth of Michael Poole.
  • AD 3672: ‘The Sun-People’ **.
  • AD 3685: ‘Return to Titan’ ***.
  • AD 3698: ‘The Logic Pool’ **.
  • AD 3717: Launch of GUTship Cauchy. Events of Timelike Infinity begin.
  • AD 3825: ‘Gossamer’ **.
  • AD 3829: Wormhole time-travel invasion by Occupation-Era Qax (Timelike Infinity)
  • AD 3948: ‘Cilia-of-Gold’ **.
  • AD 3951: ‘Lieserl’ **: Events of Ring begin (see also AD 5,000,000).
  • AD 3953: Launch of GUTship Great Northern.
  • AD4820: ‘Starfall’ ***: collapse of solar empire.

ERA: Squeem OccupationEdit

  • AD 4874: Conquest of human planets by Squeem.
  • AD 4874: ‘Pilot’ **.
  • AD 4922: ‘The Xeelee Flower’ **.
  • AD 4925: Overthrow of Squeem. Second Expansion begins.
  • AD 5024: ‘More Than Time or Distance’ **.
  • AD 5066: ‘The Switch’ **.
  • AD 5071: ‘Remembrance’ ***.


ERA: Qax OccupationEdit

  • AD 5088: Conquest of human planets by Qax.
  • AD 5274: Return to System of GUTship Cauchy. Launch of backward time-travel invasion by Qax. Establishment of Qax wormhole to future (~AD 5700) (Timelike Infinity).
  • AD 5301: ‘Cadre Siblings’ *.
  • AD 5406: ‘Blue Shift’ **.
  • AD 5407: ‘Conurbation 2473’ *. Overthrow of Qax. Humans acquire Spline and starbreaker technology.

ERA: ResurgenceEdit

  • AD 5408: ‘Reality Dust’ *. Third Expansion begins under Coalition government.
  • AD 5420: ‘Mayflower II’ *. Launch of generation starship Mayflower II. (See also AD 24974.)
  • AD 5478: ‘All in a Blaze’ *


ERA: The War with the GhostsEdit

  • AD 5499: ‘Silver Ghost’ *: first contact with the Silver Ghosts.
  • AD 5611: ‘The Quagma Datum’ **.
  • AD 5653: ‘Planck Zero’ **.
  • AD 5664: ‘Soliton Star’ **.
  • AD 5802: ‘The Cold Sink’ *. The Ghost wars break out.
  • AD 5810: ‘The Seer and the Silverman’ ***.
  • AD 6454: ‘On the Orion Line’ *.
  • AD 7004: ‘Ghost Wars’ *. End of effective resistance by the Ghosts.
  • AD 7524: ‘The Ghost Pit’ *.

ERA: AssimilationEdit

  • AD 10,000+: Humans dominant sub-Xeelee species. Rapid expansion and absorption of species and technologies. Launch of Xeelee timeships into deep past.
  • AD 10102: ‘Lakes of Light’ *
  • AD 10515: ‘The Gödel Sunflowers’ **.
  • AD 10537: ‘Breeding Ground’ *
  • AD 12478: ‘The Dreaming Mould’ *
  • AD 12659: ‘The Great Game’*. Initiation of hostilities with the Xeelee.

ERA: The War for the GalaxyEdit

  • AD 20424: ‘The Chop Line’ *.
  • AD 21124: ‘Vacuum Diagrams’ **.
  • AD 22254: ‘In the Un-Black’*.
  • AD 23479: ‘Riding the Rock’ *.
  • AD 24973: Events of Exultant. The human conquest of the centre of the Galaxy.

ERA: The Shadow of EmpireEdit

  • AD 24974: ‘Mayflower II’ *. Retrieval of generation starship Mayflower II.
  • c.AD 25,000+: Collapse of central Coalition government. Conflict among successor states.
  • AD 27152: ‘Between Worlds’ *
  • c.AD 40,000+: The Bifurcation of Mankind.

ERA: The War to End WarsEdit

  • c.AD 90,000+: Reunification.
  • c.AD 100,000+: Human assaults on Xeelee concentrations across the supercluster.
  • AD 104,858+: Events of Raft
  • AD 104,858: ‘Stowaway’ **.
  • AD 168,349: Launch of the Exaltation of the Integrality.
  • AD 171,257: ‘The Tyranny of Heaven’ **.
  • AD 193,474: ‘Hero’ **.
  • c.AD 193,700: Events of Flux
  • c.AD 200,000+: Establishment of Commonwealth by ‘undying’. Continued conflict with Xeelee.
  • c. AD 500,000: Events of Transcendent (see also AD 2047). The high-water mark of human destiny.

ERA: The Fall of MankindEdit

  • c.AD 500,000+: The retreat of mankind begins. Fragmentation of human unity. The Long Calm.
  • c.AD 700,000+: The Xeelee Scourge. Intervention of photino birds in stellar evolution becomes significant.
  • c.AD 1,000,000: ‘The Siege of Earth’ *. Final siege of Sol system by Xeelee. Defeat and imprisonment of mankind.

ERA: FlightEdit

  • c.AD 1-4,000,000: Xeelee and photino birds’ transformation of baryonic universe.
  • c. AD 4,000,000+: Migration of Xeelee through Ring. Sol leaves Main Sequence.
  • c. AD 4,000,000: ‘Secret History’ **.
  • AD 4,101,214: ‘Shell’ **.
  • AD 4,101,266: ‘The Eighth Room’ **.
  • AD 4,101,284: ‘The Baryonic Lords’ **.
  • c.AD 4,900,000: Final destruction of Ring by photino birds begins.

ERA: Photino VictoryEdit

  • c.AD 5,000,000+: Last humans return to Sol in GUTship Great Northern, and travel to Ring: Events of Ring (see also AD 3953).
  • AD 10,000,000+: Virtual extinction of baryonic life. Most of the last humans survive on a time-shifted Earth.

ERA: Old EarthEdit

  • AD 3.8 billion years: ‘PeriAndry’s Quest’ ***.
  • AD 4 billion years: ‘Climbing the Blue’ ***.
  • AD 4.5 billion years: ‘The Time Pit’ ***.
  • AD 4.8 billion years: ‘The Lowland Expedition’ ***.
  • AD 5 billion years: ‘Formidable Caress’ *** . Collision of Milky Way Galaxy with Andromeda.

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