Nanyan Numerals

by J D Wise

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 PM

If you’ve read The Ancient Chronicle (or even leafed through it), you’ve probably noticed the chapter numbers contain special symbols. These are called “Nanyan Numerals,” which the Nanyanin use in certain applications—mostly titles and inscriptions. Construction of Nanyan numerals follows a very interesting set of rules. Can you figure them out?


It’s Finally Here!

by J D Wise

Monday, August 21, 2017 09:00 AM

After years of writing and editing (and editing and editing), Postdiluvian: The Ancient Chronicle is finally here!

This book started with an idea I had while in college, and I started (and abandoned) many drafts while trying to work out the story I wanted to tell. Finally, a number of years ago, I had worked out most of the details and finally just said to myself, “All right. This one is it.” And so I started writing the draft that became this book.

And I wrote very slowly.

The story still changed quite a lot from the time I started, and I had to go back a number of times and work out various details and events. But in the end, I came up with a story that I liked and was happy with.

Then came the editing.

And I edited for an embarrassingly long time. I’m rather a perfectionist, and I labored over every sentence much more than I should have. (Especially since I know that for all my effort, I certainly missed a number of things). After I was happy with my edits, I got the book professionally edited as well.

Now’s the part where you come in! After all that time and effort, I truly hope you enjoy this book. I’ve put a lot of care in its creation, and I hope it shows.

Happy reading! And happy eclipse day!