The full Sequetus Series of books
The Sequetus Series is a series of fifty-one novelettes, illustrated science fiction books, and children’s picture books that have some research behind them. They are not all finished, but most are.
They begin on Earth in 1989. The term Sequetus is the name applied from out there, to our solar system. It simply means “a long series of planets in sequence“. Planet Earth is Sequetus 3, Mars is Sequetus 4, and the labeling is as simple as that.
The first four miniseries, is what this site is about. See the Author page to learn more how this all started. There are other sites the author has which have more in formation as well. Simply, as the story evolves, more gets puts up to promote the story.
This website is about Books 1 – 29. Here is how all these books work in relation to each other.
The Sequetus Series
The New Earth Miniseries (Books 1 – 8) is about this planet, this time. They start in 1989. The author had read some interesting expose type books, which were not mainstream, when he was young. He had also read classic science fiction and fantasy books.
But way back, the author had been reading books on paranormal and UFOs ever since he was ten. Some of this interest manifests in these early books.
The eight books of the New Earth Miniseries were also partly written after he moved to Japan. Nick had totally new experiences there with a new culture, but he also brought science fiction books with him.
Nick further always said that imagination to the mind, was like exercise to the body. Nick, being an architect, was always creative. He loved creative thought and the mind.
Nick believed that by reading the most imaginative works, the mind could expand. It was like, imagination really was what exercised the mind. Nick thought that watching a science fiction film was good for two hours. But that was like taking a walk around the house, and what was wanted was a long workout. But a film was better than nothing. But to really exercise the mind one would have to find the best genre and read it, and read it, and take hundreds of hours. That was the exercise he did, for months and decades. For him, science fiction fantasy is the most imaginative genre there is. To read science fiction and fantasy one really needs to imagine.
So eventually, Nick decided he would create his own story, a fictional story, based on all the counter realities that he had learned, studied, and imagined.
The Templar Miniseries (Books 9 – 12) is set in the future a millennium away. At this time Nick also started reading religious and spiritual texts. He read the Bible, of course. But he also read the three Vedas when he was in Nepal in 1995. Then a year later in Japan Nick read the Quran and the Bhagavad Gita. Then he read books on Buddhism, and Shintoism.
In Japan he was taught by the Eighth Holder of the Secrets of Yui-itsu Shinto that there was a saying, and it was, “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view of the moon is the same from the peak.” The implication of this is that all faiths have a rightness, and so Nick searched for those rightness’s, and let this particular Shinto lesson filter into his books.
But perhaps the greatest lesson was this simple Shinto reality, that the universe around us was just an apparency, and that some in Japan had penetrated its realty, to go against the doctrines of the universe. Nick had seen this himself while there. And that we call fantasy, but it is real.
From this point of view Nick would read old historical texts and wonder with a new light, a new imagination, if the old fables were not the remnants of some real truth.
Nick was in Japan for ten years. And he was writing these books. He also travelled to mainland Asian. As can be seen in the sister website Sequetus.org, Nick was meeting with many people from many religious and ethnic backgrounds.
The Juggernaut Miniseries (Books 13 to 17) followed next. One thing Nick loved in Japan were the hundreds of thousands of religious corporations. There they had no real restriction on religion and how pragmatic it could be. There were even religion brokers, who bought and sold religions. Yes, what an amazing culture. And with this amazing culture one gets manga and other extraordinary imaginative mediums, to exercise young minds. And with that there is also their greatest culture, the culture of manners and politeness.
Books that Nick read during this time included Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. That he rates the best book he had read. He had already read the Dune books by Frank Herbert, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson, and more. There were hundreds and hundreds – all science fiction and fantasy and spiritual. They made an indelible impact.
Nick also read Stephen King’s book on how to write. Plus there were other courses in English that he undertook. He found it funny that he could spend six years at university, but he had to leave in order to learn how to write.
The Earth Syndrome Miniseries (Books 18 – 23) followed on from above, later, and conclude the Sequetus Series. These books were written in Western Australia. Here we, as readers, return to find out what was happening on Earth when Goren Torren was alive. He was the main character in the first miniseries who, by accident, started a religion that began overtaking the known galaxy. His followers decide to return to Earth, now barren, to find out who really was running Earth back then, and why. Of course the story is a lot deeper than that.
While the Sequetus Series books span over a thousand years, they come back to the start, to solve the original enigma of Earth a final time. And this turns out to be an enigma with many layers, which all have to stripped off, one at a time. And so books proceed.
The Compendium is Book 24. It is all the glossaries of all books in one, with all the Notes, and so on. Nick basically had to produce this book for himself, so he could write all the books, and future books. So Nick has made it available for sale.
The book numbering after that is as follows: Book 25 is the New Earth Miniseries in a single volume. Book 26 is the Templar Miniseries in a single volume. Book 27 is the Juggernaut Miniseries in a single volume. Book 28 is the Earth Syndrome Miniseries in a single volume. And Book 29 is the full Sequetus Series All 24 Books compilation in a single very large volume.
At the end of these books, the story seems like it is finished. The very first miniseries – Books 1 – 8, was initially written as the full entire series by itself. It seemed finished. But upon completion, the next series just came into the author’s mind and so the next miniseries rolled out.
And so, the same happened after the Sequetus Series was finished. Nick went to an author’s training school for children’s books, and almost immediately, the next series was born. Those books were written and produced over the next several years.
Captain Kuro From Mars
The Captain Kuro From Mars series are twelve children’s picture books and comics. The first few books were written in Canberra. The others were written in Kathmandu – though two were written in during a visit to the USA. They are all illustrated in Bangladesh by MD Hasib Uzzaman.
All the people who helped, from the translators, musicians, to the artists are further described on Sequetus.bis.
Nick’s had rescued a cat from the streets of Sydney. Her name is Kuro and he learned a lot from her. She first appears in the Sequetus Series in the Earth Syndrome Miniseries. There, a cat-like creature is found on Mars. Her name was Kuro, and she has character. So when that last book of the Sequetus Series ended, she did not.
Kuro really has personality. In the picture-books, she calls herself Captain Kuro, and she is from Mars. This is how the twelve children’s picture books continue on from the story of the Sequetus Series. Kuro crashes her spaceship back on Earth in around the year 2018 (going back in time so as not to be found) and gets rescued by a family in Australia. Her story continues from there. The books are all illustrated. The first picture book, Book 30 is in sixty languages. There are comic strips as well. Kuro, by the way, the name of Nick’s cat, simply means black in Japanese. The etymology of that Japanese word seems to stem from Kulo in Sanskrit, which also means black.
Nick wanted to give parents a chance to give their children simple lessons. Nick hoped parents would hold the computer tablet – with the story on it, read it and show it to their kids, and discuss it, interact with their children, page by page. These books are written simply, so that parents can read and interact, and explain more as they go. That, Nick hopes, could enable parents to discuss right and wrong, and why it might be so, and so on.
The Sequetus Sequel
Books 42 – 50 have the apparency of an overwrite of Books 1 – 8. But as you get into these books, you will see that this is not so. There is something else, strange. Why would the author write the same series again, over the top of an existing series? But, if you read the entirety of the Sequetus Series, you might have noticed that there was one phenomena that kept happening, and it was never fully explained. It just drifted around in the background of the stories. We will say no more. Read the first twenty-three books, and then read Book 42, and then 43. They are both written and for sale. These two books were written in Kathmandu.
But here is where it also gets complicated. There is travel through time, as expressed in the Sequetus Series. But let us say simply this: time is also an apparency. It appears to be, and we agree with it. Thus the apparency persists. The truth is that time exists, but only as an apparency. If one could break the agreement that one has with time, and its apparency, and break the addiction to being in present time, then one could free his native life-force’s attention to go from the present into past – or even to the future. In so doing, it would be possible to change one’s own mind back then, in the past, or the future. This is true, and it is not fiction. The fiction is in the story that is written here, and this concept is threaded all through these future books.
So, in this miniseries, the future has a past that has been altered, and so the books have had to be rewritten. The reader may get a first taste of that when reading Books 1 – 23. Those books were written with Books 42 – 50 in mind. Note that each of the 23 books has up to a dozen rewrites, threading this idea through these earlier books. Thus, the reader is somewhat prepared for this when it happens. So, if you were to read each book on this website again, after having completed them, and again, you would learn more each time. The proofreader read the whole series three times herself to get the benefit. So have others.
Note that there is also an extra book in Books 42 to 50. This is because there is a book between Book 7 and 8 that was never written. It is in this miniseries as Book 49. It will become apparent why it is introduced here when it is read.
The Final Concluding Miniseries
Books 51 to 54 deal directly with the phenomena of fighting an enemy that changes the past to overcome obstacles in the present.
Here you will see from the future just how much the past has been changed, from being the future. And if you have read all the way through, on this adventure of adventures, you will really get it.
Now, back to this website
There are a couple of dozen reference pages on this site, with photos. This helps put the stories in context. A person can get lost in those references for few days. They are here: References
Both the Sequetus Series, and the Captain Kuro From Mars Series are expected to find parts of themselves eventually in more comic books, manga, and in games. But this is purely for fun. Nothing else.
There are eighteen soundtracks recorded for the Sequetus Series, plus two tracks for Captain Kuro From Mars. The musician is Tschx, from Europe. The music is brilliant.
One of the reasons for writing the Sequetus Series was simply for the author to have some fun writing. He hopes readers can also have fun reading.
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