My adventures begin in the year 1900. But you may have seen books where the names and dates are different.

Partly that's because people can guess what is likely before it happens. And partly it's for creative reasons: authors change details to make the story their own. But here I tell you the real story, and how it all fits together.

Talking of "the real story", later we'll ask, what is real? That is, what has the biggest effect on the world we experience?

(Spoiler: the answer is "how we understand the world". And that is built on simplifications, abstractions. That is, fiction creates reality. More on that later!)

Should I keep watching the skies for alien invasions? Or go out looking for alien landing sites? Or do something else?