When Xiao Jingyan finds himself transported back to his nineteen-year-old self after living a long life as emperor, he is determined to stop the Chiyan conspiracy from happening. But in the attempt to change the wheels of fortune, what will he lose and what will he gain? This is a story of perseverance, love, and sacrifice.
Science fiction loosely based on the Qeng Ho from Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky", about the question of what it's like to work on a ten thousand year old legacy code base.
Mostly slice of life from the perspective of a programmer aboard an interstellar trading ship with little over-arching plot (though that may change over time).
This is a mirror with the canonical version living on my blog, but it's probably much easier to read the archives here.
25 Dec 2007
If there's a way back out of this world, Will is determined to find it. At any cost.
'It was a Tuesday late in September when I went up to Oxford University.'
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22 Jun 2018