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"[2087 C.E.] — The first interstellar expedition."

— John F. Carr, "Terro-Human Future History Chronologyy," Empire


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1932

Allan Hartley born.α

1945

Allan Hartley's adult consciousness "awakens" in his teenage body.α

1954

(Allan Hartley originally graduates from Penn State.)α
U.S. Federal Labor Act.γ

1963

Six hundred people in Chicago die of poisoning from a bottling-plant error.γ

1963-64

Doris Rives serves with U.S. Armed Forces Medical in the Indonesia campaign.γ

1964

Doris Rives serves at Tonto Basin Research Establishment.γ

1965

MacLeod Research Team works on the Western Union's Philadelphia Project at Tonto Basin Research Establishment.β

1968

(Larry Morton originally dies in a plane crash.)α
Long Island Nuclear Reaction Plant explodes.γ

1975

(Allan Hartley originally dies at the siege of Buffalo during the Third World War.)α

References:

α "Time and Time Again," H.Beam Piper, in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, April 1947, pp. 27-43; reprinted in The Worlds of H. Beam Piper, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1987, pp. 9-28.
β "The Mercenaries," H.Beam Piper, in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLV, No. 1, March 1950, pp. 57-77; reprinted in The Worlds of H. Beam Piper, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1987, pp. 29-55.
γ "Day of the Moron," H.Beam Piper, in Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1, September 1951, pp. 7-34; reprinted in The Worlds of H. Beam Piper, John F. Carr, ed., New York: Ace, 1987, pp. 199-231.


Apocrypha: Starship Eridanus


1950

Fourth Komintern formed under leadership of Russia and China.δ

1954

Ibero-American Confederation formed under leadership of the restored Spanish Monarchy.ε

1954

Islamic Kaliphate formed by Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, North Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia.ζ

1964

Blake Hartley elected President of the United States.θ

1965

Western Union formed under leadership of the United States.ι

1968

Blake Hartley reelected President.

1969

Philadelphia Project successfully launches lunar spaceship and begins construction of lunar missile facility.κ

1979

Western Union becomes the World Union.λ


2087

Scintillant, first faster-than-light expedition to Alpha Centauri.ω


References:

δ Date based upon the real-world establishment of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance.
ε Date based upon the real-world establishment of the Organization of Ibero-American States.
ζ The Islamic Kaliphate is assumed to have evolved from the Arab League and the date here corresponds to its formal recognition by the United Nations.  (The Hashemite dynasty of Hejaz—and of the short-lived Arab Federation—has been linked to the Terro-human Future History Islamic Caliphate by "The Spine of the Knife."  Unlike the Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic Kaliphate of the Hartley Future History is an adversarial power—as suggested by the MacLeod team's experience of "the treachery of the Islamic Kaliphate.")
θ While Allan Hartley had hoped to get his father elected President in 1960, a closer reading of Pennsylvanian and American politics of that era (and Piper's Hartley yarns) suggests the elder Hartley was more likely first elected in 1964.
ι Date based upon the real-world establishment of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
κ Date based upon the real-world Apollo 11 Moon landing.
λ Date based upon the real-world invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union.

ω "The First Interstellar expedition," John F. Carr, PIPER-L mailing list, 12 January, 2001 (archived by the Wayback Machine).  In this message, Carr describes creating the 2087 C.E. (144 "Atomic Era") date for the Terro-human Future History timeline which appears in his Empire collection of Piper's yarns but also recognizes that the date was not accurate on the basis of information about the first interstellar expedition in the Terro-human Future History which subsquently came to light from Piper himself.  In recognition of Carr's many contributions to Piper's work, his date of 2087 C.E. is used as the date of the first interstellar expedition in the Starship Eridanus timeline.



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