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Admiral of the MCRN
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• 7/1/2017

Time: expression of elapsed time, relative time, and the sequence of events within the scope & scale of each installment of the story series.

We can all arrive at an overall time window for the collection of books.  It is often useful to describe, however, a narrower scope of time than say the century in which this all takes place.  After all, a lot of things will happen at the start of the century that would be out of place at the end of that century since the conditions will have changed, in fact "evolve rapidly". It would be unfortunate to lose any sense of where in the timeline of events these individual incidents take place.

I'd like to open a dialog regarding development and adoption of some sort of representation of years and months in the Expanse timeline, something similar to what I believe has happened in the Star Wars timeline. We may have a time scale for the books and a parallel one for the TV show but there needs to be numbers. For instance each book would get a range of numbers that fit into a larger sequence for the whole series.  We can think of it as though we are historians within the same universe assigning dates after the fact.

If each book is roughly a year, we can start with that as a basis. We can use the Scopuli's encounter with the Anubis as year 1, month 1, day 1. The Protogen protomolecule experiment upon the Martians could be an alternate basis for the start of the era. Year two could be the first protomolecule-human hybrid release on Ganymede.

I might have preferred to base all of this timeline stuff on the date of Solomon Epstein's "successful" but fatal drive experiment if only we had more information to establish the chronology.

I've started the article Timeline and chronology

Let me know your thoughts on what adjustments and considerations need to be made.

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Admiral of the MCRN
AlbertEpstein
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• 11/27/2017
Can that be expressed relative to or as a numeric offset from the date of the Phoebe experiment and/or the Donnager incident? Would you like to add it yourself?
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A FANDOM User
• 11/28/2017

i do not know which BTX this is. But look here http://the-martian.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline this is the timeline from The Martian. So that means the actions from Watney happened between 2035 to 2037

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• 11/28/2017
2A02:AA10:D200:5600:16:72B:58D3:2067 wrote:
There is 1 miss on this list. Mark Watney is missing. According to the Autors The Martian and The Expanse is set in the same Universe which is a mind blow.

This is indeed true and not a joke. The Martian is  a part of the history of the expanse and mark watney was the first martian.


FYI, "The Expanse" is a book series by James S.A. Corey (actually two authors ~sharing a single body~), which has been adapted into a TV series by SyFy. The series is set 200 years in the future, where mankind has colonized the solar system.

The latest book, Babylon's Ashes, mentions at one point a Martian ship named the Mark Watney. Now, I was highly amused by this. But the real plot twist was when I learned that in an interview, the authors revealed that they consider "The Martian" to be part of the history of "The Expanse". The ship mentioned in "Babylon's Ashes" is named after the first Martian.

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• 11/28/2017
"by James S.A. Corey (actually two authors ~sharing a single body~)"

LOL

If you could find an article, transcript, or Youtube video of the interview you mentioned, that would be much more helpful. I don't disbelieve you, but a credible source would be much better than something said by an anonymous user.

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• 11/29/2017

I am aware of the exchange between the authors.  It is something actually cited in  a couple places.  I do encourage you to put this onto the the timeline.  I just haven't worked out exactly where it would go on the timeline especially given the desire to keep the dates relative to the Phoebe incident and use the "BXT" system.  If you want to walk through and agree upon a BXT which the next contributor can tranfer into the next revision of the timeline, let's follow up on that.  I call on all to share their input to clear up the question.


To be precise, I got the sense that Weir and Corey agreed on this knowing it had very little bearing on the plot and was simply an interesting piece of trivia to add to fan discussions.  I never got the impression they wanted it to become anything close to a central pivotal focus.  perhaps more meta than anything


It's simply something fun to include.

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A FANDOM User
• 11/29/2017
Fandyllic wrote:
:"by James S.A. Corey (actually two authors ~sharing a single body~)"

LOL

If you could find an article, transcript, or Youtube video of the interview you mentioned, that would be much more helpful. I don't disbelieve you, but a credible source would be much better than something said by an anonymous user.

https://twitter.com/JamesSACorey/status/650382119449964544

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• 12/5/2017

Thanks Andy for making it more confusing... ;-)

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• 12/5/2017
what we need to know now is that Holden would be nearly 70 years old by these numbers
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• 12/7/2017

So the events of the Martian would correspond to about 307 BXT. 

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