I’ve hinted at a Sumerian theme in the initial book of the Claustrom Trilogy, and with some imagination, will incorporate it into its successors. As it turns out, Sumerian legend and lore has a record of space visitors, the Anunnaki, and visitors were not limited to their legends. In Egypt’s iconography and hieroglyphics, in fact, in evidence around the world, lie many unexplained images. the image of the stone below is from Abydos in Egypt. Now I don’t know what these things are, but a couple of them look really familiar to me. Keep in mind these were carved thousands of years, BC. Archeologists have discounted the possibility they represent ancient high technology, ignoring or explaining it as misinterpretation. In other words, our modern minds take a random object and turned in into something that we understand, but something that was never intended when initially carved. Here are the symbols below. Now, I’m not sure what object in nature this is intended to represent, but it’s not calling forth tigers or bears, and yes I do subscribe to National Geographic, so I’ve seen some pretty odd looking things. In addition, you can find plenty of information on the web on Pakistan’s Indus valley. Signs of radioactivity. Sand turned to glass. A crystallized skeleton. Most stretch belief. But the more familiar we become with Earth, the more evidence we find that our scientific view of the world leaves much unexplained. In the absence of any reasonable explanation, the potential for the fantastic emerges. In the absence of a scientific explanation, it might be called a science fiction explanation. And that’s what I’m talking about. This is a brand new opportunity to say, “What if?” So those odd-looking characters beneath my name and above my books? That’s a Sumerian font called Zarathustra designed by Fereydoun Rostam. The actual Sumerian alphabet has no one-to-one correspondence with our modern English alphabet, but for my purposes, it doesn’t matter. Those letters represent the unknown and the unexplained, translated directly into an inventive science fiction yarn. You want science? Go to school. Or go here. This is actually pretty cool. If you want science fiction, however, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be able to knit a sweater or two with this yarn.