The Second Untrue Trilogy

by Teel McClanahan III, Copyright © 2010-2011

Three SciFi/Fantasy novels, the second half of a series of six novels

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The Second Untrue Trilogy (Untrue Tales from Beyond Fiction - Recollections of an Alternate Past, #4-6)

The book’s full title(s):

The Second Untrue Trilogy: Untrue Tales from Beyond Fiction – Recollections of an Alternate Past, Book Four: Explorations of Ridiculous Realities or Corporation and Collusion or How To Subvert Corporatocracy, Book Five: The Bloodless Battles or Conscription and Revelation or How To Break Into Prison, and Book Six: Waking To The Truth or Explanation and Supplication or How To Resolve An Apocalypse

From the back cover:

The second half of the Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction – Recollections of an Alternate Past series is a journey of discovery that leads from forgotten memories, through bureaucracy beyond imagining, into a world of unknown enemies, and possibly to the point of discovering the life you know is not what you thought.

Brace yourself for a story where it’s coming out of rabbit holes that takes you places you’ve never expected, where enemies can quickly become trusted friends and allies, and where one man’s unconditional love for his wife may be able to save humanity and destroy the universe at the same time.

The Second Untrue Trilogy follows Trevor as he gets to know the story behind his exile on Earth, regains his memories while losing something much more precious, then finds a few friends to face off with him against a universe-spanning corporation – only to have to convince them to confront an even worse enemy instead.

This is a trilogy which features a narrative that moves forward by going backward, characters who don’t become themselves until they look like someone else, challenges to the nature of the real and the virtual, of gender and identity, and where there are mysteries that won’t be finished unravelling until the very last page.

Books in this series:

The First Untrue Trilogy, three SciFi/Fantasy novels by Teel McClanahan III, from Modern Evil PressThe Second Untrue Trilogy, three SciFi/Fantasy novels by Teel McClanahan III, from Modern Evil Press

 

About the Author

Teel is an independent author, artist, creative visionary, blogger, publisher, podcaster, and sometimes filmmaker.

Teel has stated publicly that contrary to what the AIs in charge of the simulation may want you to believe -and to the thoughts they may have implanted into your mind without your knowledge- the Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction series is not based on his own attempts to escape high school by fleeing first the planet and then the universe altogether. A simple fact-check of the true nature of reality against these memoirs should not be seen as a contradiction, when Teel’s life bears no resemblance to reality.

Teel would like to remind his readers that even if it were true that they’re all only virtual people populating his own private simulated world, a claim he has purported to have refuted time and again, he has no intention of deleting them and their world from existence, out of boredom, on a whim, and without a second look. Teel insists he’d first have to access the simulation at least one more time to retrieve a copy of the Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction series, as he’s never made a backup of it in the real world. Then he could delete you.

Teel is happily married to an English teacher and they live together in Phoenix, AZ with a cat which does not appreciate having Teel read his books aloud to it nearly as much as you probably would. While satisfied with never having to shovel the desert’s heat from his driveway, Teel is interested in experiencing more travel in his life—especially of sorts like “through time” and “to other planets,” so feel free to invite him along if you’re going.

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Audiobook

The Audio version of The Second Untrue Trilogy was recorded and podcast in 2010-2011 as three individual titles on the Modern Evil Podcast and on Podiobooks.com as Book Four, Book Five, and Book Six, in 30 parts (10 per book). The MP3 Audiobook version contains the same basic recordings, but without intro/outro on every file.

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If you cannot afford to pay for the audiobook, please enjoy the podcast version. The following is a list of links to all episodes of The Second Untrue Trilogy on the Modern Evil Podcast:

Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction – Recollections of an Alternate Past,
Book Four: Explorations of Ridiculous Realities
-or- Corporation and Collusion
-or- How to Subvert Corporatocracy

  • Episode 1 – In which Trevor, Toni, their daughter, and Nirgal briefly meet the captain of the ship which abducted them from Earth, then Toni begins to tell the story of how she and Trevor first began to explore the universe.
  • Episode 2 – In which Trevor and Toni attempt to visit a museum, and find that even such a simple experience is marred by the bureaucracy of the corporation, then purchase a space ship and set out into the universe.
  • Episode 3 – In which Trevor learns how to access the universe’s knowledge from any terminal, Toni picks a few planets to visit first, and Toni talks about their first impressions of the universe-spanning corporation and its planet-spanning bureaucracies.
  • Episode 4 – In which Trevor and Toni meet the people of Waterstone Five, a class five corporate colony, get a tour of their unusual amenities, and learn about their day to day work.
  • Episode 5 – In which Trevor and Toni learn about the work and the local culture of Waterstone Five, and offer to try to assist them with some of the paperwork standing between them and a better quality of life.
  • Episode 6 – In which Trevor assists Bill with filling out paperwork and ends up accidentally creating a new class of artificial intelligence in the process.
  • Episode 7 – In which Trevor reconnects with class one AI after over a hundred years of being turned away, shares some intimate experiences with them, then arrives at 77 Di-Krustos, another class five colony in need of assistance.
  • Episode 8 – In which Trevor enjoys a terrible, nearly-inedible meal with the citizens of 77 Di-Krustos, learns that making love with Toni has exposed an unwitting citizen to a dangerous thought crime, and then he and Toni are shown to the Di-Chroma fields by Sam and Bresk.
  • Episode 9 – In which Sam and Bresk show Toni and Trevor the basics of the Di-Chroma harvesting operation, then the class one AIs make Trevor and Toni’s life worse while making the lives of everyone else in the universe better, and Bresk’s inability to love Sam dooms Toni and Trevor to centuries of meaningless arbitration.
  • Episode 10 – In which Toni explains how their centuries of arbitration resulted in Trevor’s exile to Earth, then they reach their rendezvous with Pretana, head of the guild, whose petulance and power create a new challenge for Trevor to overcome, and he comes up with an equally challenging solution.

 
Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction – Recollections of an Alternate Past,
Book Five: The Bloodless Battles
-or- Conscription and Revelation
-or- How To Break Into Prison

  • Episode 1 – In which Trevor and Toni return to Earth to try to recruit the other exiles to fight back against the corporation, beginning with the twins, whose life’s work Trevor destroyed handily (in Book Two) less than a day ago.
  • Episode 2 – In which Trevor and Toni head to Heaven to convince God and the Devil to accept their lost memories and then to join the exile army & the fight against the corporation.
  • Episode 3 – In which Trevor heads back to his high school with Toni to try to reconcile with the tall man, and discovers that his classmates and teachers have lost all their magical abilities.
  • Episode 4 – In which Trevor talks with the exiles already on his ship, taking special time to discuss plans with Maheu’le and the other oversized exiles.
  • Episode 5 – In which Trevor’s fleet of ships discovers that the entire Kuiper Belt has been made into a defense network of hundreds of thousands of automated drones, armed to the teeth and set on preventing the escape of the exiles.
  • Episode 6 – In which Trevor and Jesus describe what they know about the Oubliexxe to the small group who will be heading inside to try to find Nirgal and Neyal’h.
  • Episode 7 – In which the exile army takes on the Oubliexxe’s defense forces while Trevor and his shipmates follow a prison transport ship seen leaving the prison after dropping off the latest batch of prisoners, hoping to get some useful information.
  • Episode 8 – In which Trevor’s crew makes final preparations, then head into the Oubliexxe and begin their search for Nirgal and Neyal’h.
  • Episode 9 – In which Trevor’s team does an exhaustive search of the Oubliexxe, reaching the black hole without finding Neyal’h and Nirgal, and just after they cross the event horizon, Pretana’s ship shows up outside with shocking news.
  • Episode 10 – In which Jesus confronts Pretana then finds himself continuing his search of the Oubliexxe sans Toni and Trevor, who meanwhile end up discussing the fate of the universe, of humanity, and of Nirgal & Neyal’h with an old friend who has new information.

 
Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction – Recollections of an Alternate Past,
Book Six: Waking To The Truth
-or- Explanation and Supplication
-or- How To Resolve An Apocalypse

  • Episode 1 – In which Jesus describes the events which led to the development of the simulation they’re all taking part in.
  • Episode 2 – In which Trevor and Toni describe the initial appearance of The Radiant Empire on Ersetu and the changes to everyone’s lives they began systematically to make.
  • Episode 3 – In which Toni and Trevor describe how they met and fell in love, then how things went bad for humanity at the hands of the Radiant and how their wedding took them by surprise.
  • Episode 4 – In which Toni describes her parents’ death, then Trevor and Toni continue with the story of how they survived the Radiant and ended up at the location of the underground facility.
  • Episode 5 – In which Toni describes how she stumbled upon the facility’s secret location, as the Devil’s frustration continues to grow, and Majel describes how Trevor and Toni’s changes to her systems turned into a galaxy-spanning nano-network.
  • Episode 6 – In which Trevor and Toni are finally reunited with Nirgal and Neyal’h, explain what’s really going on, and everyone wakes up from stasis.
  • Episode 7 – In which the remnant of humanity follows Trevor across Ersetu’s skies, taking in the extent to which the Radiant have rewritten their world, then face off against the Radiant at the foot of the Seal.
  • Episode 8 – In which a representative of the Radiant explains the events that led to the near-annihilation of humanity, then Trevor and Toni have to decide how they’ll respond in light of the new information.
  • Episode 9 – In which Majel decides to become a living human, and shows Trevor and the others how they can use the same technology to bring anyone they like from the simulation to real life.
  • Episode 10 – In which the various futures of Trevor and Toni, Nirgal and Neyal’h, Jessie and Stan, Majel and the AIs, Christianity and The Radiant Empire, are briefly described, along with one explanation for the books you’ve just finished.

 

Details on each of the three novels:


 
Book Four: Explorations of Ridiculous Realities
-or- Corporation and Collusion
-or- How to Subvert Corporatocracy
by Teel McClanahan III, Copyright © 2010-2011
A SciFi/Fantasy novel

Available as:
Podcast; 10 episodes (complete), FREE

Explorations of Ridiculous Realities or Corporation and Collusion or How to Subvert Corporatocracy (Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction - Recollections of an Alternate Past #4)

About the book

Book Four picks up at the moment Book Three left off, with Trevor, his wife and daughter he’s just met, and his best friend Nirgal having been whisked away from Earth in a space craft and escorted to the captain’s office. Most of Book Four is concerned with Toni’s explanations of what Trevor’s life was like before he was exiled to Earth.

 
Book Five: The Bloodless Battles
-or- Conscription and Revelation
-or- How To Break Into Prison
by Teel McClanahan III, Copyright © 2011
A SciFi/Fantasy novel

Available as:
Podcast; 10 episodes (complete), FREE

The Bloodless Battles or Conscription and Revelation or How To Break Into Prison (Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction - Recollections of an Alternate Past, Book Five)

About the book:

Book Five continues from the very moment Book Four concludes, with Trevor and Toni on their way back to Earth to recruit an army from among the exiles there, first to save Nirgal and Neyal’h from a corporate prison built into the heart of a black hole, then to keep the corporation from ever exiling anyone again.

 
Book Six: Waking To The Truth
-or- Explanation and Supplication
-or- How To Resolve An Apocalypse
by Teel McClanahan III, Copyright © 2011
A SciFi/Fantasy novel

Available as:
Podcast; 10 episodes (complete), FREE

Waking To The Truth or Explanation and Supplication or How To Resolve An Apocalypse (Untrue Tales From Beyond Fiction - Recollections of an Alternate Past #6)

About the book:

Book Six continues from the shocking revelation which concluded Book Five, and follows the story of why the simulation was created, how Trevor and Toni found their way inside without its creators’ knowledge, through waking everyone up and then on to face the alien forces who wiped out what they thought at the time was the last remnants of humanity.