This book is fascinating. I always assumed that, as most great civilizations, our history was harsher than is often portrayed. No group actually desires being the villains. However, according to this, we are on a Roman level of revisionism.
The first people devised the ability to travel between worlds. They used written descriptions to travel to new places. The debate in those days centered around the pre-existance of these places. Common knowledge now dictates that depending upon language used, there is an organic mix of both. This is what the first people decided, and we have accepted it.
However, this narrative exists, within this book, only add editors notes and angry scribbles. The author’s take is an admittedly controversial, if nonsensical, stance that all worlds exist prior to discovery. He explains away designer worlds saying that with infinite possible combinations everything can and must exist.
There are entire sections in here about the first people that were thought lost to time. I can see now why the founder is considered a pariah. How could such an otherwise intelligent person believe such madness?
Copyright G.B. Gillean 2015