Homo sapiens: development is deviating from the projected course. After 13 billion Earth-years of experience, this complex creature and its accelerating scientific capabilities seem to be offering something new to the Intelligence, the ethereal galactic presence led by the Energy Masters. Explanations are needed.
Their sub-processor and Earth project manager must have the answers. After 100,000 years with his client, the Homo sapiens, surely 221 can offer enlightenment?
Jimbo knew that Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, was a great place to grow up and study science. Summer, 1996, had been pleasingly unexceptional, with good friends in a wonderful city. Until his sleep was interrupted by 221.
Now we enter the tale of our reluctant hero protecting mammal cloning data from gangsters. Meanwhile, 221 must account for the client’s extraordinary progress, and the Energy Masters struggle from suspicion through bemusement to inconclusiveness. Fortunately, Jimbo is participating.
A narrative of 100,000 years of human development, described to our hero in 100 seconds. Meet some remarkable scholars.
Set in beautiful Edinburgh and the wider Milky Way.