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Science Fiction in the way of Jules Verne: with up to date scientific data, and generous characters (continue). An incredible discovery, the quantum telescope, allows for detailed observation of planets in the whole galaxy. Life is everywhere, but only traces of civilisation remain. Why?
New: The 3D creations of this page are now accessibles in a modern virtual world, based on the Halcyon simulator (derived from Second Life, but independent). See here the instructions to enter. This will lead you in the Planetran station of Antus, where various doors will lead you toward the Dumrian shuttle, the calculus mill, and the building of the Shedrupling University. Also see under images of these virtual places.
Ancient system in VRML using Cortona: Install a 3D browser and direction for use -- Enter here with the 3D viewer Cortona This world is a scene of the third book and is a subway station of the Dumria planetary subway network. This subway hall is a very good pretext to offer various other virtual destinations (one for now, which shows only a part of a scene, the calculation mill, on left hand). The painted vault offers a nice view of a dumrian landscape, and we can see some characters. All the VRML pages of this site
The full cover of «Dumria», showing the laser beam falling from the Moon into the yard of the Sera Monastery.
The full cover of «Lokouten», showing Anahata in the desert surrounding the Vilaya Shedrupling Center.
The Dumrian Planetran station of Antus, in «Lokouten». This is a virtual scene, mostly made in 2003, that you can visit in the virtual world linked above. The airlocks in the sides normally open in the shuttles. In the virtual scene, they will teleport you toward the other scenes which follow:
The «calculus mill» in «Lokouten». Top, the office, bottom the machine itself, in its box of waxed mahogany and bronze. We note the punched tapes similar to the ones of a barrel organ. The machine itself contains a more evolved memory, based on small metal triangles falling on one side or the other of a V groove. This is a virtual scene, mostly made in 2003, that you can visit in the virtual world linked above.
Inside a Dumrian Planetrans shuttle. You can visit this scene in the virtual world indicated above. It has an animation of the table and seats leaning forward and backward, to compensate for the acceleration, as imagined in 1978 by Bob Salter of the Rand Corporation. This is a virtual scene, mostly made in 2003, that you can visit in the virtual world linked above.
The portal of the large Shedrupling University building, of Tibetan style, in «Dumria» Can be visited in the virtual world indicated above. Created in 2003.
The purpose of these books if basically for fun,
of as much persons as possible.
But a clever fun, with today (21th Century) science fiction!
The great master of science fiction, Jules Verne, imagined stories based on the consequences of technical and scientific discoveries which were, in the late 19th Century, bold but realistic prospects. This approach resulted in the fact that most of these premonitions proved true, even if there were technical mistakes in the books.
At that time, physical science was a new exciting field, and also a very open field, with the discovery of entirely new things: electromagnetic rays, X rays, atoms, space... so it was legitimate that H. G. Wells imagined features like the famous green ray of «The War of the Worlds», or other «scientific» features which can be found even in the first Disney's cartoons. More recently peoples like Asimov and others realised nice pieces of work based on the consequences of robotics, or of strange mathematical properties of space.
Unfortunately, today physics is a far more closed field, in the meaning that today theories do not allow for much extrapolations, and the hyper space or gyrolasers which make the frame of movies such as «Star War» alas do not appear in physicist's equations: they are not prospects, but imaginations. They are simply ingredients required into a movie which is based on space travel, heroism and adventure. Despite the interest of such movies, there is nothing really new in Science-fiction since Wells.
However many new things still happened in physics, mainly in the field of quantum physics, with many very strange experiments, the most well known being the Aspect experiment. Thus in my own work I try to follow again the Verne's path, in putting on stage real extrapolations of real physics of the 21th Century, not of 1900. The results are more interesting than expected, they could even match with «Star War». Thus I shall not be surprised if specialists undertake feasibility studies about my idea of quantum telescope, and the OWL telescope (1999) or the Planetrans (1978) are astounding but real projects. Some of my ideas such as the thermal converter of the sonic engine sound so feasible that I think it would be better to describe them in patent claims, not in novels.
An important feature in Verne's work is that it often involves fair characters and nice emotions, and even humanly warm conceptions of life and justice. This also was a concern for great scientists such as Einstein. More recently, we can find a description of non-Aristotelian logic in Van Vogt's work, and a spiritual background clearly appears in «Star War», especially with the Jedi Order and Masters.
Such spiritual, social or ecological concerns also appear in my work, and it is not at random. It is essential concerns at our epoch, and it is the basic purpose of these books to convey an hindsight in such domains. The past or nowadays spiritual data I present in these books is real, and the extrapolations such as FAE, new Tantras of collective obtentions are likely, and also very desirable.
The state of the World I describe in the late 21st century is optimistic. But this does not come from naively, and I am perfectly aware that pessimistic, see deterrent futures are also very real threats, and that the bet is still far of being won. Thus many authors describe such terrible futures, to point at the dreadful consequences of our today actions or ideas. I preferred in these novels to point at the solutions, as well as the technical solutions as the solutions in the domains of the mind and its consequences: politics, society, personal happiness.
In former works such as «The Garden of Aeoliah» I had a very utopian view. I do not deny such an approach, and could even write one day a continuation to these books, that I like very much. But in the context of my science fiction novels, I made another choice, of a pragmatic approach, showing what is within immediate range in our today Earth society. This is also very useful. Simply each of these two approaches gives its sense to the other, or better match with different persons. I clearly discuss this in my book «General Epistemology», in the first part on logic and the second part on epistemology.
Please enjoy reading, and if you feel a good energy after, please use it for any interesting purposes you may choose.