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The Centuries Unlimited is done!

Date: 6/26/2018 Place: Haji Dimitar, Sofia, Bulgaria Listening to: Home Phillip Phillips Cover – Peter Hollens Words: 104,314 Chapters: 26 First line: She came into my life like a train wreck. Last line: Her laughter flew up to the blue sky and … Continue reading

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Ensuring Collective Prosperity

Here’s the answer to the linguistic puzzle I posted on Friday. I showed you what a passage on 22nd-century political theory sounded like, and perhaps the most common way it might be spelled. To help you along, here’s the maximally conservative … Continue reading

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Securing Emergent Thrive-ity

I was thinking about the political system of the “Present day” (2145) in The Centuries Unlimited, and also about the ways I have the English language evolving in the next ~140 years (fast+weird). The result is the following: Far’s via … Continue reading

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Maintaining that Sense of Discovery

I’ve been collecting author processes for a while. It’s one of things I always ask other novelists when I get the chance. Do you just start writing and produce incomprehensible garbage that you then go back over and revise a … Continue reading

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Asking Why

Here’s how I got rid of my writer’s block today. I was having trouble with The Centuries Unlimited because I realized there was a plot hole in my outline. I came up with a fix, but that introduced new plot … Continue reading

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A Random List of Worldbuilding

It’s been less than half a year since the time trains came to 1907, but things are already a-changin’! What do Ruth, Emily, Vivek, and Sam encounter when they get of the time train at Knickerbocker Station? I wrote down … Continue reading

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Am Writing Chapter 9

I’m trying something new this week, which is to write about my writing. Maybe other people can benefit from the results of my experiments. Please tell me if you like it and I’ll keep doing it 🙂 1) As per instructions … Continue reading

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Future language!

I worked so hard on these lines. Vivek thrust his nose in the air and affected a slushy Present Day drawl, “Some undisciplintt fewp setch me, officah! ‘Z vrath smutt lait alcohol ‘n shradu chat ma calothas prrojectah! Wet des, … Continue reading

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Future Breakfast!

Breakfast for employees of the Centuries Unlimited, freshly extruded from the table (the breakfast, not the employees). The chefs were eager to show off what complex flavors and textures they could squeeze out of a million tiny shape-shifting tubes, an … Continue reading

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Future English

‘S arrived into my life likea a train wreck. /sə.’ɹ̠avʔ inʔ ma ‘lajef ‘lajegə ə tə’ren ɹ̠æʔ/ — The Centuries Unlimited. The development of American English from 1900 to 2100 is characterized by phonological simplification, a shift toward isolating sentence structure, and … Continue reading

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