Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Comparative Chronologies II
I am interested in some chronological similarities and dissimilarites between the Technic and CoDominium Histories.
Hyperdrive is discovered in the twenty-second century whereas the Alderson drive is tested and perfected in 2008.
Extrasolar planets are colonized in the Breakup of the twenty-second century whereas, during the Codominium, extrasolar colonization begins in 2020 and mass out-system shipment of convicts begins in 2040.
The Time of Troubles brings down the Solar Commonwealth in the twenty-seventh century whereas the Great Patriotic Wars end the CoDominium in 2103.
Manuel Argos proclaims the Terran Empire about 2700 whereas Leonidas I proclaims the Empire of Man in 2250.
In the mid fourth millennium, the Long Night ends the Terran Empire, leading to war and piracy, whereas, in 2640, Secession Wars and Dark Ages end the First Empire, leading to piracy and brigandage.
The Allied Planets recivilize separated colonies in 4000 whereas Leonidas IV proclaims the Second Empire in 2903.
Dominic Flandry is on Starkad in 3019 whereas the Second Empire makes First Contact with the Moties in 3017.
(These are very approximate comparisons. I have taken the dates from Sandra Miesel's Chronology of Technic Civilization and from the Chronology in The Mote In God's Eye. For discussion of Miesel's Chronology, see here.)