Fledgling physicist Ching-Yu Kuang has discovered a Rosetta Stone for all of physics, a treasure trove of advanced scientific breakthroughs beyond all imagination. Exotic energy, teleportation, FTL, parallel universes and near-infinitely more wonders are just within reach; a promise of paradise.
But every attempt to exploit this new science results in sabotage, chaos and destruction. And the laws of science themselves are changing with each experiment, locking out the new discoveries, directly altering the universe to make what should be possible impossible. While Ching watches, humanity's future is being stolen.
Because there's something wrong with his world. There's a fundamental flaw, a defect in its structure...
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Read from top to bottom. Fine Structure is a complete story.
- Unbelievable scenes
- On Digital Extremities
- Power Of Two
- Crushed Underground
- The Astronomer's Loss
- Indistinguishable from magic
- Paper universe
- Two killed in "transporter accident"
- The Four-Dimensional Man
- 1970- (subdirectory)
- Failure Mode
- The Story So Far
- Leaving The Real World
- Oul's Egg (subdirectory)
- Fight Scene (subdirectory)
- least significant bits
- 'Verse Chorus
- this was supposed to be a parable about the power of the imagination
- Worth Dying For (subdirectory)
- There Was No Leak
- The Chaotician
- this is not over and I am not dead
- Endworld (subdirectory)
- Science Fiction Future
- Some notes on Fine Structure so far (2008-05-04, just after The Story So Far)
- Concepts of Fine Structure
- The Making Of Fine Structure
- Chronological cut
- God Squared (early "special effects test")
- Take The Stars (eventually became The Astronomer's Loss)
- Marooned (deleted from Science Fiction Future)
- Second Klick box "could have killed millions" (follows Kosogorin's scene in this is not over and I am not dead)
- The Fine Structure Negative Feedback Thread
- The Fine Structure Positive Feedback Thread
- The Fine Structure Q&A
- "Unbelievable scenes" by James Bovill
- "Power Of Two" by James Bovill
- "Crushed Underground" by James Bovill