Describes the novel’s inspiration, ideas, and source material.


MobotactsPortmanteau of mobo from motherboard and tacts from contacts.
For prototype technology, see:
WebsuitSimple combination of the term for the Internet and suit. For prototype technology, see:
Peter F. Hamilton first uses the term in his 1998 novella The Web: Lightstorm (
Collapsible VR Gaming Sphere (CVRG)Based on the geodesic sphere invented by Walther Bauersfeld and popularized by Buckminster Fuller.

Mythology and military

Japanese mythology
Japanese military history
Naval warfare in the age of sail