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Kelly Curtis

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I've lived so many places around the world, now I only wish that I could explore the galaxy, so, I write science fiction novels. On Earth, I have lived abroad for over twenty years and have picked up degrees along the way in anthropology, East Asian studies, East Asian art and applied linguistics from universities all over the world. My favorite cities, where I wish I could be all at once; London, Berlin, Stockholm, New Orleans, Shanghai and Los Angeles. I consider myself a global citizen and always include an array of international characters and languages in my stories. I like the idea of humanity moving toward a common goal and working together as one, but still maintaining our clever and unique identities.

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Kelly Curtis People question whether or not technology is good for our mental and physical health and it's only recently that studies are beginning to show that…morePeople question whether or not technology is good for our mental and physical health and it's only recently that studies are beginning to show that actually technology is detrimental in quite a few ways. I feel this could be just the tip of the iceberg. In my series of books, which will probably be called 'Unification', humans have abandoned almost all personal technology in their daily lives, from cars, to mobile phones, computers, etc. And although universal credits are important, an individual's social standing in the community is just as important. In this way, events happen only in real time with face to face communication. For example, in the book, there are no more newspapers or news broadcasts. The news is reported by people in person to smaller groups of people. Of course, this brings its own issues with it, but it is a representation of how these humans feel, that all communication with technology, including the written word, is suspicious and inauthentic. I wanted to take this idea of abandoning technology as far as I could, but still at the same time make the world believable. There is communal technology that is monitored, and free public high speed trains and all, but otherwise people are living a more quaint lifestyle with possibly more meaningful relationships. The latter will be up to the readers to decide.(less)
Kelly Curtis If I could travel to any fictional book world I would go to Star Trek's Deep Space Nine and go shopping on the Promenade.
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Shimbahn Unification of 5 was established: Shim year one (Earth year: 4472 BCE)

Shimbahn Unification of 5 symbol is a vertical line with four horizontal lines going through it to represent the five homeworld of the Unification.

Five core planets and 5,0443 vassals

One Unification Year=453 Earth days

One Unification Day=31 Earth hours

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