Extract from the work in progress project, Motherland of Exiles.
Those that remember the history which was, prior to the Event, the only history that could have been, were those that, despite all probability, would have lived in both that, and this current version of events, and from whom it was possible to gather much of what is known about that civilisation through the looking glass. They bare the memory of that world, and alongside a few artefacts and record materials, a reasonably thorough archive had been established. Nevertheless, some finer points are still much contested, as are the many ‘what ifs’ posed as to the nature of a converse presence, particularly with regards to the nature of causality, and whether the Dawn of this age was inevitable. If so, then the rewriting of history had to occur for mankind to progress on the axis of time to this place in the universe – a most peculiar, and potentially paradoxical, problem to resolve. Yet, to exist as humanity does in it’d Flatland, it’s perspective of trajectory along dimensions imperceptible are difficult at best, impossible in all likelihood.
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