Shine Cycle Précis: Franklin and the Commonwealth

Franklin and the Commonwealth is the tentative title of the eleventh planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, and is set in a world where the English Commonwealth survived long past the death of Oliver Cromwell. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading


The “New Roman Empire”

(Update: After considering the comments that came to this post, and “having a Better Idea,” the culture described in this post will no longer be used under this name; see the replacement post. This post remains for historical interest, but is no longer accurate.)

The New Roman Empire is a political entity in the Shine Cycle. Its name is something of a misnomer, since it’s not really either Roman or an empire, but the name stuck. Continue reading