You are browsing through and perhaps about to read a work of fiction. I do not forecast these events, but rather make theideas available. This timeline is a step that has taken considerable time in my preparation for a series of novels. Thatpath began with a true historic timeline, and now with a future one.I am a fan of science fiction. I even enjoy it when it is bad. For me, the fiction can be bad for many reasons, characters Icare little about, plot lines that adhere only by coincidence, unreasonable turns taken by writers that do not appear to haveread their own work. The science can fail for the same or other reasons. I have often wondered why aliens whose onlypurpose in life is to consume violently have developed technology capable of breaking laws of relativity. The sciencefiction that makes me think holds me for all of the right reasons. I want my fiction to make you think.Early in this timeline, early so that I will not spoil it badly, geneticists complete the mapping of DNA and learn how to cloneorganisms. They almost have reached the former and can perform the latter. Reasonably, next ability in the sequencewould be the creation of unnatural organisms, and likely this discovery would first turn to microbes. Genetic engineeringcould instill desired genetic traits. Natural microbes are reasonable for decay and composting. If geneticists couldproduce more effective decay, they could accelerate decay. Decay was the first step in the formation of certain types of fossils, namely oil. Oil is basic in our current lifestyle, and supplies are becoming exhausted. Effective fungi might lead torapid fossilization. That idea is a stretch. Fossilization took millennia, but if the fungi are effective enough, perhaps…The science and politics I reveal are items of fiction, but I have tried to make most reasonable, whileplanning out the background to my actual novels. I think they are interesting enough that you mayenjoy. I want your comments about anything related. Sometimes, my science passes reasonability.Let me know if it is too fantastic. I may need what I have written for my novels, and simplyappreciate your interest; or, perhaps the error comes from my lack of expertise and a little changingcan correct it. Please, comment, whether you enjoy this work or not. Please, check my other sites,including samples from the actual first novel. The egg takes you to the novel’s blog. Click “ThePast” for my historical timeline of “The Novel” for the first few chapters of the novel. “The Future”returns you to this site.