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Authors: Catherine Asaro

Tags: #Fiction, #Science Fiction, #Space Opera

The Moon's Shadow (39 page)

Time Line
circa
4000
BC
Group of humans moved from Earth to Raylicon
circa
3600
BC
Ruby Dynasty begins
circa
3100
BC
Raylicans launch first interstellar flights; rise of Ruby Empire
circa
2900
BC
Ruby Empire declines
circa
2800
BC
Last interstellar flights; Ruby Empire collapses…
circa
AD
1300
Raylicans begin to regain lost knowledge
1843
Raylicans regain interstellar flight
1866
Rhon genetic project begins
1871
Aristos found Eubian Concord (aka Trader Empire)
1881
Lahaylia Selei born
1904
Lahaylia Selei founds Skolian Imperialate
2005
Jarac born
2111
Lahaylia Selei marries Jarac
2119
Dyhianna Selei born
2122
Earth achieves interstellar flight
2132
Allied Worlds of Earth formed
2144
Roca born
2169
Kurj born
2203
Roca marries Eldrinson Althor Valdoria
2204
Eldrin Jarac Valdoria born; Jarac dies; Kurj becomes Imperator
2206
Althor Izam-Na Valdoria born
2209
Havyrl (Vyrl) Torcellei Valdoria born
2210
Sauscony (Soz) Lahaylia Valdoria born
2219
Kelricson (Kelric) Garlin Valdoria born
2223
Vyrl marries Lilly (“Stained Glass Heart”)
2237
Jaibriol II born
2240
Soz meets Jato Stormson (“Aurora in Four Voices”)
2241
Kelric marries Admiral Corey Majda
2243
Corey assassinated (“Light and Shadow”)
2258
Kelric crashes on Coba (
The Last Hawk
)
early 2259
Soz meets Jaibriol (
Primary Inversion
)
late 2259
Soz and Jaibriol go into exile (
The Radiant Seas
)
2260
Jaibriol III born (aka Jaibriol Qox Skolia)
2263
Rocalisa Qox Skolia born; Althor Izam-Na Valdoria meets Coop (“Soul of Light”)
2268
Vitar Qox Skolia born
2273
del-Kelric Qox Skolia born
2274
Radiance War begins (also called Domino War)
2276
Traders capture Eldrin. Radiance War ends
2277–8
Kelric returns home (
Ascendant Sun
); Dehya coalesces (
Spherical Harmonic
); Kamoj and Vyrl meet (
The Quantum Rose
); Jaibriol III becomes emperor of Eube (
The Moon’s Shadow
)
2279
Althor Vyan Selei born
2287
Jeremiah Coltman trapped on Coba (“A Roll of the Dice”)
2328
Althor Vyan Selei meets Tina Santis Pulivok (
Catch the Lightning
)
About the Author

C
atherine Asaro grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and her M.A. in Physics, both from Harvard, and a B.S. with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto, the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A former ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and was a principal dancer and artistic director of Mainly Jazz and the Harvard University Ballet. Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, the proverbial rocket scientist. They have one daughter, a ballet dancer and mathematics enthusiast.

Catherine Asaro has also written
Primary Inversion, Catch the Lightning, The Last Hawk, The Radiant Seas, Ascendant Sun, The Quantum Rose,
and
Spherical Harmonic,
all part of the Skolian Saga, and
The Veiled Web
and
The Phoenix Code,
near-future science fiction. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Nebula for
The Quantum Rose.
She can be reached by e-mail at
[email protected]
and on the Web at
http:// www.sff.net/people/asaro/
. To receive updates on her releases, please email the above address.

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