Forrest Cameranesi, Geek of All Trades

The Antiquity Series

  1. In the Antiquity series, Keius Meij discovers a technological “magic” and transforms Ehrban society with it until their galactic civilization collapses in the face of an alien threat.
    1. In The Magic of Antiquity, xenobiologist Keius Meij discovers a technological “magic”, saves his galactic civilization from civil war with it, and tracks down its extragalactic origins.
      1. In Part 1, xenobiologist Keius Meij discovers a powerful nanotechnology, with which he survives an apparently fatal assault by rebel forces on his research facility.
      2. In Part 2, Goran tracks down Keius and finds he has become a powerful superbeing, who then saves Goran from attacking rebels before surrendering to them.
      3. In Part 3, Keius searches for the origins of his nanotechnological superpowers, after using them to quell the civil war that threatened his civilization.
    2. In The Children of Antiquity, Keius and his lover Tatia found a school of “mages”, create artificial life, conceive a natural child, and unexpectedly discover primitive humanity.
      1. In Part 1, Keius adapts to his involuntary new role as savior and messiah of his people, then founds a school through which to safely spread his newfound power to others.
      2. In Part 2, Keius returns to his research project investigating the connection between the nanotechnology and sapience, and creates new life de novo in the process.
      3. In Part 3, Keius and his lover Tatia finally consummate their relationship and have a child, right on the eve of the momentous discovery of other sapient life: humans.
    3. In The War of Antiquity, a plan by Keius to accelerate the study of humanity plus a failed plot by his secret adversaries accidentally creates an enemy that topples Ehrban civilization.
      1. In Part 1, Keius begins a plan to build an enormous time dilation field through which to study humanity more quickly, but his plans are infiltrated by adversaries unknown to him.
      2. In Part 2, Keius' adversaries inside the prototype time dilation field destroy the civilization inside the field, and in their wake a more hostile alien life form evolves.
      3. In Part 3, the hostile new aliens escape from inside the time dilation field and lay seige to an unsuspecting galaxy, destroying all of Ehrban civilization.