In today’s post, I want to talk a bit about Anaisha – the planet my Expired Reality series takes place on. Anaisha’s origins are a mystery, but the manner in which humanity built a civilization upon the planet is not. It is revealed through the Black Earth series (which is a prequel series to the ER series) that Strangeways Silver, owner of SilverTech Industries, ‘founded’ the planet and claimed it as humanity’s next inhabitable world. For years, Mr. Silver sent teams of scientists, architects, builders, and other personnel to begin establishing a major city on the planet. This city is Lysallis.
Lysallis eventually stretched into outlying areas, and after some time the continent of Enera was colonized. During the events of the Black Earth series, Legion and the Dark Army invade Earth and humanity is forced to flee in SilverTech shuttles to Anaisha. The ER series takes place 80 years after this event, and by this time most of Enera is populated and under a government that mimics much of the government in our own United States, with a presidential elect, and a solid judicial system.
Anaisha has a sun much like Earth’s, and a blue moon. The planet enjoys a steady pattern of four seasons. Anaisha’s atmosphere is filled with an element known as rhodenine – possibly debris from a recently destroyed planet, and the continent of Enera is dotted with wedge-shaped machines called Anaishan Purifiers which were put in place to clear the air of the harmful chemicals that were released while SilverTech Industries colonized Enera.
Enera isn’t the only continent on Anaisha though, and as the series unfolds, new areas of the planet will be revealed. So far the Far Lands has been mentioned. This is an area of extreme wilderness where very few venture and even fewer return from.
Fun fact: When I penned the first novel in the Expired Reality series – Endangered Memories – I had originally spelled the name of this planet ANASHA. My intent has always been for the middle ‘A’ to be pronounced the same way the ‘A’ is pronounced in the word ‘Aim’. But when people started pronouncing it as it’s spelled, I realized I needed an ‘I’ in there to correct things.