Saw an article today on CNET (http://www.cnet.com/news/japanese-company-plans-space-elevator-by-2050) about space elevators and it hit me, “I bet a lot of my readers didn’t know that was a thing.” Did you know that space elevators have been theorized as the best way to make space travel routine for some time now? I didn’t just make them up to be weird.
So much of the stuff in the Bodhi trilogy I didn’t make up. From nanotechnology (http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/n/nanomedicine.htm) to promote longevity to shape changing reptilian royal families (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/esp_vida_alien_29.htm) to Djwhal Khul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djwal_Khul) to just about everything in the book! While the story and presentation of these ideas are wholly my own, I very much tried to make a series that would serve as a master class of mythology, Western mysticism, popular conspiracy theory, and transhumanist speculation.
How much of the Bodhi trilogy did you recognize as having a grounding in something and how much did you think I’d just invented whole hog? With just the few links above, are you surprised to see them? Did you already know all these?