Okay, so, last March (almost a year!) I birthed – and then subsequently aborted – a shared continuity world build. It’s name was plankton (all lowercase for hispter love). Why was it named plankton? Not really sure, it just was. With that kind of reasoning, it’s tough to imagine why the site is/was stillborn. That’s just how things go when I’m at the helm. However, I still find a lot of charm in some of the ideas and figured others might. This is the first public dumping of the information. Have fun…there’s a lot there.
In a nutshell, the project was an alternate timeline Earth, with a focus on various sci-fi -punk genres in mind. Writers would have been allowed to add, edit or otherwise screw with the whole timeline and write accordingly. it was ambitious, stupid, and ultimately daunting. Oh well. So much for ambition.
Stone Aeon (Stonepunk) – 10000 – 3500 BC
Bronze Aeon (Bronzepunk) – 3500 – 1100 BC
Iron Aeon (Sandalpunk) – 1100 BC – 476 AD
432 – A final blaze burns every last book in the Royal Library at Alexandria. Arson is suspected, and incident is concealed. Building is left standing, but never refurnished.
Candle Aeon (Candlepunk) – 476 – 1340
642 – Royal Library at Alexandria building, presumed still active, is toppled by the Byzantine invaders as a show of force.
812 – Chinese practitioners craft first fireworks as means to ward off evil spirits.
1120 – Having exhausted daily uses for gunpowder-ignition technology, the Chinese begin implementing rockets militarily.
Gear Aeon (Clockpunk) – 1340 to 1780
1498 – Cristobel Colon stumbles across supposedly unidentified land mass in search of India. He attempts to claim it for Spain.
1500 – The Spanish Siege is ended after a year and change. Colon’s forces are eliminated by natives appearing to have acutely advanced technology of Asian influence. Colon himself is executed.
Steam Aeon (Steampunk) – 1780 -1898
Tesla Aeon (Alternate Current and Dieselpunk) – 1898 – 1926
1898 – Tesla perfects his final coil, and markets his new alternate current revolution. Tesla’s Aeon begins.
1922 – Obscure fiction writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft is killed. Subsequent attempts to find any record of his existence were never found.
Atomic Aeon (Atomicpunk) – 1926 – 1959
1933 – Johannes Stark, Nobel Prize winning physicist, discoverer of the Stark Effect and noted Nazi begins a scientific feud with Einstein
1935 – Stark completes work on his special atomic-powered military armor, das Krake. A special unit of the SS – Krake-SS – begin outfitting with the impressive battle suits.
Sputnik Aeon (Transistorpunk) – 1960 – 1985
Cyber Aeon (Cyberpunk) 1985 -