Some of the key terms used in THE TWIN and what they mean.
Bohemia is a tropical island on Twin settled by a clan of Bohemes. On Earth, Bohemia is the western province of the Czech Republic, neighboring on Austria in the south, Germany west, Poland north, and Moravia east. Karel and Liba were born in Bohemia. The name originates from “Boii-homeland” of the ancient Celtic tribe.
Book of Life is where the eternal spirits of all the children yet to be born are waiting. Karel, the reporter, is taken there to see a glimpse of his future twin daughters.
Elites are exceptional individuals who, however, use their influence to merge wealth with power (of governance). Not good for democracy.
Fibonacci sequence begins with numbers 1-1 (or 0-1), and each subsequent number sums the preceding two. The ratio of two consecutive numbers trends to the golden ratio. It reflects natural growth from the branching and leafing of trees to Nautilus shells and spiral galaxies.
The space capsule transmitted “1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21-34-55-89,” and Pro’s computer responded by extending the sequence by “144-233-377-610-987.”
Lucifer was to be the bearer of light but became the ruler of darkness.
Minds Unfettered are minds untethered from gravity, liberated from finiteness, and confirmed in cosmic kinship.
Original Sin was Adam’s decision to accept Lucifer’s instant top-down governance solution rather than build a world based on bottom-up democracy.
Planet Heaven is the name of a twin planet in a parallel universe, on Earth generally referred to as Twin.
Social Science Fiction is a sci-fi that explores social themes on top of technological predictions. We invite readers’ contributions here.
Space Capsule is a spacecraft built on Twin, having a secure inner crew compartment within a protective outer skin. It is capable of replicating itself or transforming into a survival dome.
Space capsule’s power unit utilizes advanced artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and energy/matter projection with a self-healing feature. It draws on inexhaustible energy yet to be discovered on Earth (kudos to Nikola Tesla).
Time Differential Wormhole connects two parallel universes. It has no measurable length; a capsule entering at one end, then immediately re-entering at the other end, would come back with minimum delay. But any traveler would shed twenty-four years of age going through the negative time dimension, then age by the same amount going back.
Time Travel: Who knows the essence of time that scales the universe with light and synchronizes electro-chemical processes of life on Earth?
Tower of Babel was a scheme by Lucifer to organize the entire world under his authority. Centralists follow the same plan.