Thursday, 2 January 2014
A Chronology Of The Future
1991-2006 is an unstable period, potentially culminating in a magical war.
Next, "...a war, beating much of humanity back to savagery." (p. 10)
The periods of Jonah Hex, Space Cabby and some characters that I did not recognize. (I remember Space Cabby in the 1950's.)
After the wars, a period of urban civilization and early interstellar travel without any magic.
The 30th Century: incomprehensible technology; superheroes; the return of magic with "the Sorcerer's World" (p. 14).
Magic ends but artifacts like Doctor Fate's helmet remain.
The 60th Century:computers composed of silicon and spells.
Millions of years hence: a small population barely surviving on a dark, nearly dead Earth.
Blue shift in empty space.
Terminus, a castle near the end of time, inhabited by a few individuals each composed of many souls.
Only two of the Endless remain and Destiny enters Death's realm before she closes the universe. (This is a major culmination of the story told in The Sandman.)