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The Ambassador's Voice is a HighEarthfic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".

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The Ambassador's Voice is a HighEarthfic PoliticalThriller novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".


The Ambassador's Voice is an epic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".

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The Ambassador's Voice is an epic a HighEarthfic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".


The Ambassador's Voice is an epic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".

You know how basically all the realistic stories tend to be about small-scale, low-stakes, "normal" people living "normal" lives? While meanwhile all the epic grand adventures and struggles for the fate of all Mankind are firmly in the realms of high magic fantasy and high tech scifi? Always long ago in a galaxy far far away. Or in a distant future nothing like the present. Or in a magical 'other' world somehow removed or separated from the normal non-special world?

It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down and distance from contemporary real life increases, and vice versa.

This story violates that law. And then throws that law into an active volcano to burn and die. It's Mundane Made Awesome taken up to eleven, and then to twelve, and then to thirteen, on and on until it turns your whole world upside down and you wonder why there aren't more authors writing this sort of thing.

The Ambassador's Voice occupies a no-man's land in genre space. You can think of it as either a dystopian hard scifi adventure but without the dark grittiness of dystopian fiction and too light on the science and technology to count as proper hard science fiction...

Or as a contemporary multi-partisan political drama given the rational fic treatment, with far grander scope and stakes than is typical of contemporary drama, and where there is no political outgroup to strawman because everyone is a human with biases and limited perspectives, experience and skills...

Or as an epic fantasy-style story taking place in a near-present-day 100% physics-compliant alternate timeline which gradually branches off from our timeline over the course of decades, with most of the changes not being really noticable until 2020 C.E. in-universe.

Perhaps the best way to think of this genre is "High Earthfic". Contrast to Low Earthfics like this one: [[https://alicorn.elcenia.com/stories/earthfic.shtml]].

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The Ambassador's Voice is an epic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".

You know how basically all the realistic stories tend to be about small-scale, low-stakes, "normal" people living "normal" lives? While meanwhile all the epic grand adventures and struggles for the fate of all Mankind are firmly in the realms of high magic fantasy and high tech scifi? Always long ago in a galaxy far far away. Or in a distant future nothing like the present. Or in a magical 'other' world somehow removed or separated from the normal non-special world?

It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down and distance from contemporary real life increases, and vice versa.

This story violates that law. And then throws that law into an active volcano to burn and die. It's Mundane Made Awesome taken up to eleven, and then to twelve, and then to thirteen, on and on until it turns your whole world upside down and you wonder why there aren't more authors writing this sort of thing.

The Ambassador's Voice occupies a no-man's land in genre space. You can think of it as either a dystopian hard scifi adventure but without the dark grittiness of dystopian fiction and too light on the science and technology to count as proper hard science fiction...

Or as a contemporary multi-partisan political drama given the rational fic treatment, with far grander scope and stakes than is typical of contemporary drama, and where there is no political outgroup to strawman because everyone is a human with biases and limited perspectives, experience and skills...

Or as an epic fantasy-style story taking place in a near-present-day 100% physics-compliant alternate timeline which gradually branches off from our timeline over the course of decades, with most of the changes not being really noticable until 2020 C.E. in-universe.

Perhaps the best way to think of this genre is "High Earthfic". Contrast to Low Earthfics like this one: [[https://alicorn.elcenia.com/stories/earthfic.shtml]].
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The Ambassador's Voice is an epic novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn".



Regardless, the Ambassador's Voice is a novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"

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Regardless, Perhaps the Ambassador's Voice best way to think of this genre is a novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks "High Earthfic". Contrast to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"Low Earthfics like this one: [[https://alicorn.elcenia.com/stories/earthfic.shtml]].


It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down and distance from contemporary real life increases.

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It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down and distance from contemporary real life increases.
increases, and vice versa.


-->'I notice that I am surprised. Reality has violated my expectations. That means something I believe about reality is false or incomplete.'

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-->'I -->''I notice that I am surprised. Reality has violated my expectations. That means something I believe about reality is false or incomplete.'
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It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down snd distance from contemporary real life increases.

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It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down snd and distance from contemporary real life increases.



Regardless, the Ambassador's Voice is a novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"

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Regardless, the Ambassador's Voice is a novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the very near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"


This story is based on the premise that realistic settings and characters can be Mundane Made Awesome taken up to eleven, and then to twelve, and then to thirteen, on and on until it turns your whole world upside down.

to:

You know how basically all the realistic stories tend to be about small-scale, low-stakes, "normal" people living "normal" lives? While meanwhile all the epic grand adventures and struggles for the fate of all Mankind are firmly in the realms of high magic fantasy and high tech scifi? Always long ago in a galaxy far far away. Or in a distant future nothing like the present. Or in a magical 'other' world somehow removed or separated from the normal non-special world?

It is an unwritten law of fiction that when scope and stakes get bigger, realism goes down snd distance from contemporary real life increases.

This story is based on the premise violates that realistic settings law. And then throws that law into an active volcano to burn and characters can be die. It's Mundane Made Awesome taken up to eleven, and then to twelve, and then to thirteen, on and on until it turns your whole world upside down.
down and you wonder why there aren't more authors writing this sort of thing.



Or as a contemporary political drama given the rational fic treatment...

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Or as a contemporary multi-partisan political drama given the rational fic treatment...
treatment, with far grander scope and stakes than is typical of contemporary drama, and where there is no political outgroup to strawman because everyone is a human with biases and limited perspectives, experience and skills...

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-->'I notice that I am surprised. Reality has violated my expectations. That means something I believe about reality is false or incomplete.'

This story is based on the premise that realistic settings and characters can be Mundane Made Awesome taken up to eleven, and then to twelve, and then to thirteen, on and on until it turns your whole world upside down.


Or it's a contemporary political drama given the rational fic treatment...
Or it's an epic fantasy-style story taking place in a near-present-day 100% physics-compliant alternate timeline which gradually branches off from our timeline over the course of decades, with most of the changes not being really noticable until 2020 C.E. in-universe.

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Or it's as a contemporary political drama given the rational fic treatment...
treatment...

Or it's as an epic fantasy-style story taking place in a near-present-day 100% physics-compliant alternate timeline which gradually branches off from our timeline over the course of decades, with most of the changes not being really noticable until 2020 C.E. in-universe.


The Ambassador's Voice is a dystopian scifi adventure novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"

to:

The Ambassador's Voice occupies a no-man's land in genre space. You can think of it as either a dystopian hard scifi adventure but without the dark grittiness of dystopian fiction and too light on the science and technology to count as proper hard science fiction...
Or it's a contemporary political drama given the rational fic treatment...
Or it's an epic fantasy-style story taking place in a near-present-day 100% physics-compliant alternate timeline which gradually branches off from our timeline over the course of decades, with most of the changes not being really noticable until 2020 C.E. in-universe.

Regardless, the
Ambassador's Voice is a dystopian scifi adventure novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where thanks to a combination of deep fake technology and automation-driven societal inequity, authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of the Dawn"


The Ambassador's Voice is a dystopian scifi adventure novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of rhe Dawn"

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The Ambassador's Voice is a dystopian scifi adventure novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of rhe the Dawn"

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The Ambassador's Voice is a dystopian scifi adventure novella taking place on an alternate Earth in the near future, where authoritarian regimes are taking over everywhere and the threat of human extinction is drawing near. Is the first episode of a series, "Earthlings: People of rhe Dawn"

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