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A Story of Unoriginal Sin in a Topsy-Turvy Parallel Universe 'Amaranthine Historica' is an intertextual cyberpunk thriller that weaves in and out from ancient times to medieval times, to the present and the future. It involves ordinary tyrants, surprising heroes, clones and robots—of the physical and metaphysical variety—and explores the nature of Humanity and of Nature itself. It considers the hubris of evildoers and the newfangled nemesis that inevitably restores the natural order of the world. 'Amaranthine Historica' is set in Amarantis, the ancient multi-ringed canal city-state named after the unfading amaranth flower. Before Year 0, the city trembles in troubled waters—somewhere between the febrile ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ volcano and the ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ nuclear terror. By Year 0, Amarantis is a floating graveyard, locked inside itself by its formidable O-Gates! Almost all Life—Real and Artificial—is tinkered and reconfigured. Apart from Nobel Laureate W. Olfus and his alter egos, Jane and Victor, most Amarants are chained to the destiny of lab monkeys. How does it all end? Will machines help humans to survive and fight for freedom? Can the human spirit regenerate or will history repeat itself?

A Story of Unoriginal Sin in a Topsy-Turvy Parallel Universe 'Amaranthine Historica' is an intertextual cyberpunk thriller that weaves in and out from ancient times to medieval times, to the present and the future. It involves ordinary tyrants, surprising heroes, clones and robots—of the physical and metaphysical variety—and explores the nature of Humanity and of Nature itself. It considers the hubris of evildoers and the newfangled nemesis that inevitably restores the natural order of the world. 'Amaranthine Historica' is set in Amarantis, the ancient multi-ringed canal city-state named after the unfading amaranth flower. Before Year 0, the city trembles in troubled waters—somewhere between the febrile ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ volcano and the ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ nuclear terror. By Year 0, Amarantis is a floating graveyard, locked inside itself by its formidable O-Gates! Almost all Life—Real and Artificial—is tinkered and reconfigured. Apart from Nobel Laureate W. Olfus and his alter egos, Jane and Victor, most Amarants are chained to the destiny of lab monkeys. How does it all end? Will machines help humans to survive and fight for freedom? Can the human spirit regenerate or will history repeat itself?
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A Story of Unoriginal Sin in a Topsy-Turvy Parallel Universe 'Amaranthine Historica' is an intertextual cyberpunk thriller that weaves in and out from ancient times to medieval times, to the present and the future. It involves ordinary tyrants, surprising heroes, clones and robots—of the physical and metaphysical variety—and explores the nature of Humanity and of Nature itself. It considers the hubris of evildoers and the newfangled nemesis that inevitably restores the natural order of the world. 'Amaranthine Historica' is set in Amarantis, the ancient multi-ringed canal city-state named after the unfading amaranth flower. Before Year 0, the city trembles in troubled waters—somewhere between the febrile ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ volcano and the ‘Gateway-to-Hell’ nuclear terror. By Year 0, Amarantis is a floating graveyard, locked inside itself by its formidable O-Gates! Almost all Life—Real and Artificial—is tinkered and reconfigured. Apart from Nobel Laureate W. Olfus and his alter egos, Jane and Victor, most Amarants are chained to the destiny of lab monkeys. How does it all end? Will machines help humans to survive and fight for freedom? Can the human spirit regenerate or will history repeat itself?

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English


Episodes

CHAPTER 1 - Her World... Before D-Day...

8/24/2019
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“What the hell is Hell?” Pharaona often wondered. “What is it really?” There were so many wild stories about this place, that separating fact from fiction was impossible. However, something she overheard once rang true for her. She once overheard a real estate agent, chatting with his son. He said, “And that’s how the book finished: Hell is other people!" “Yes,” she thought, “Hell is other people! And all this time I thought Hell was about real estate! Location, location, location!” This...

Duration:00:09:14

Amaranthine Prologue

8/24/2019
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This episode introduces the narrator-historian and star witnesses—Pharaona a rocky descendant of the Sphinx, and Astellaria, Pharaona’s starry-eyed cousin. It also explains why the Dreamtime Aquarium—which has no liquid is called—_Aquarium_.

Duration:00:04:37

Amaranthine Opening-MAIN CHARACTERS & GLOSSARY

8/24/2019
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This episode introduces the main characters of the story. It also has a comprehensive glossary to aid the reader with unusual terms or pronunciations. For example, regarding the all important Omega, the Amaranthine glossary states: ‘Ω’ - ō mega, mega meaning 'great'. In phonetic terms, the Ancient Greek Ω is a long open-mid o [ɔː], comparable to the vowel of British English _RAW_. Pharaona uses the Ancient Greek Ω pronunciation in all her direct speech. AMARANTHINE HISTORICA ⚠️Printbook...

Duration:00:06:53