This timeline is the prologue to Life After, written by the protagonist’s wife after his death when she receives his journal — the first novel of The Human Trilogy.
The story stands well on its own, but there’s a lot of real life context best understood with the background of both international historical events as well as what may transpire between now and the book’s setting in the mid-21st century…what this project is designed to steer us away from.
If you’ve looked at any of the excerpts from Life After you’ve seen this disclaimer appended to the typical “fictional characters and events” yada yada that you normally get:
*With the exception of certain historical events and figures mentioned in fair use or public domain as established fact and/or part of historical record. This exception applies in particular, but is not limited to, the prologue, wherein there is a clear timeline of ‘past’ which is held to be thoroughly researched, validated, and historically accurate — and the ‘future’ — which is the fictitious projected time period forward of the completion of this novel in 2012 CE.
That is a pretty serious claim, and I back it up. So take a look and see just what lead to the events of Life After, and what The Human Trilogy is really about in today’s society.