He is the architect of an innovative experiment, the Chronolith
Observatory, that will examine how consciousness arises out of complexity and how the field of psychology may need to evolve to lead humans across the space occupation threshold.
GJM: This year's theme for our conference is "Time and the Fantastic." Time is a common element in many of your novels: the time travel of A Bridge of Years (1991); the temporal and geographic dislocation of The Chronoliths; the temporal distortions of Spin and Axis; even in Julian Comstock, set in the twenty-second century that clearly evokes the nineteenth century, we have an acknowledgement of time travel in Adam Hazzard's appreciation of those kinds of stories that have been kept in the archive by the Dominion, and he receives a gift from Julian of H.
to push out the explanation as long as possible, especially in things like The Chronoliths. But I see it also in Darwinia and Blind Lake, and even in Spin it seems to be pushed out as far as possible.
There's, like in The Chronoliths, there's just a large object, they're not sure how it's happening, and they're just responding to this event, and they're .
The Chronoliths is about an attempt of a future emperor to impose a history retroactively.