The Alignment Ingress is now on sale on the Google Play and Kindle stores. I'll be answering questions from those early adopters who have already finished the novella this morning at 9am PST here on my Google+ stream.
The app version that Hank has is not the standard app for agents. It's a prototype deemed unsafe for public use. Deploying 8 causes dangers for everybody involved. Should only be used in an emergency situation by senior Niantic scientists.
Still waiting on B&N. Hopefully today.
Ha! I am standing before a video camera with five masked and armed men, reading from a prepared statement with trembling hands.
I'd take a closer look at the skull's forehead myself.
The novel The Alignment Federal City is coming out next year in print. But I'm sure you'll see something sooner, Drew. If so, what would like to read?
Ada as Queen of Sheba is for real according to some ancient traditions. Pretty cool coincidence, don't you think? Or was I being shaped from the beginning in chronicling The Alignment Ingress?
I suspect there may be factions we aren't even aware of yet.
Based on data analysis she performed. Certainly the Bilqis/Sheba painting may have been a factor, along with ADA lovelace (Augusta Byron). ADA is a detection algorithm and she came up with her own name based on data analysis she performed.
I think that's certainly a possibility, although my novels The Atlantis Revelation and The Promised War already depict a transdimensional portal beneath the Temple Mount. Hard to see how Hank Johnson and Conrad Yeats and Serena Serghetti won't return there at some point.
Anyone who knows modern computer security will tell you: the only completely secure system is the one that isn't turned on.
My Atlantis books have done very well in Italy and I'm positive my Italian publisher will be bringing you The Alignment series in Italian soon.
Thanks, Valerie! In many ways Raising Atlantis, The Atlantis Prophecy and The Atlantis Revelation are "sequels" to the Conrad Yeats and Serena Serghetti story in The Alignment Ingress, and can certainly hold people over until the official sequel The Alignment Federal City comes out in next in hardcover.
I learned more about it from Hank Johnson and would like to follow up more closely. Maybe time with Klue will produce a book, too. Going to join her for a latte at a cafe soon.
I was actually in the process of writing The Alignment Federal City when my offices at the @lantis Media Tower in Seattle came under attack and I was suddenly thrust into the world of Ingress. It was Conrad Yeats who then put me in touch with Hank Johnson, and everything I had planned for The Alignment series changed.
I don't think so, but I'm witholding judgment until more of its effects can be analyzed.
Absolutely. But sometimes the most tension-filled movie sets make for great movies in the end. Such was the case with The Alignment Ingress--conflict in the creative process make for great story.
The Alignment Ingress is the place to start. Raising Atlantis, The Atlantis Prophecy and The Atlantis Revelation are sequels to the Conrad Yeats and Serena Serghetti stories. A lot more will be revealed in The Alignment Federal City next year.
I've asked Hank Johnson about this, but he remains very cagey about it. So I can't say.
What Hank Johnson and Conrad Yeats find in The Alignment Ingress. ; ) But, generally speaking, discovering portals that span time, that have impacted humanity for many eras of our development, and that spew various types of exotic matter.
Yes. It was minutes after filing this on-air report for NBC News: 1987 State of the Union -- Thomas Greanias / NBC Report. I was introduced to the secret tunnels beneath the U.S. Capitol and was unable to remember that experience for several years.
Absolutely! Now that I've come out as Resistance I can only assume the @lantis Media Tower is under threat of imminent attack. I was "enlightened" beneath the U.S. Capitol years ago--see my answer to Camille above--but turned Resistance because I am agnostic about the effects of XM and feel we need to understand it better.
So that was you among the shadowy figures!
There are two things you have to bear in mind. The App that Hank Johnson used was an Alpha Niantic Reseacher App. Also, he left the Niantic Project for his meeting with Conrad on the 23rd of November with the power cube in his possession. It would be interesting to know the circumstances under which Lynton-Wolfe gave the untested cube to him. I'll ask next time I'm in contact with Hank. I hadn't thought to ask before. Good question.
It has been difficult to gauge the Niantic Project's leadership goals... from what I know, the Ingress scanner app was never meant to be revealed to the world at large in the first place. Once second...this reply is little involved, so bear with me.
Conrad Yeats believes the PIllars of Creation are the earliest signs of Shapers in RECORDED human history. There may well have been earlier signs, lost forever.
Ah, the attacks have begun. Try tom@AtlantisGO.com.
'm online for five more minutes and will be back at noon PST.
It has been difficult to gauge the Niantic Project's leadership goals... from what I know, the Ingress scanner app was never meant to be revealed to the world at large in the first place. There are two things you have to bear in mind. The App that Hank Johnson used was an Alpha Niantic Reseacher App. Also, he left the Niantic Project for his meeting with Conrad on the 23rd of November with the power cube in his possession. It would be interesting to know the circumstances under which Lynton-Wolfe gave the untested cube to him. I'll ask next time I'm in contact with Hank. I hadn't thought to ask before. Good question.
I'll be back at noon PST for more questions. Meanwhile, post portal images of a mysterious or achaeological nature you think Hank Johnson and Conrad Yeats should explore. Use the hashtag #Alignment.
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