Four Times Ten to the Ninth Power A.D.; The Big House
• Diane and Tyler are in a hotel in Padang, Indonesia, and Tyler is taking the Martian drug for the Fourth Age and decides to record his memoir to keep his mind off the pain.
• Diane injects some liquid in Tyler's arm.
• The story flashes back to the time when Tyler, Jason and Diane are in their early teens and are out together watching the stars, which suddenly flicker out of sight.
• The young people tell E. D. This is the time of the beginning of Spin.
• Spin is a membrane that completely circles the earth.
Coming of Age in Boiling Water
• Spin is first known as The October Event.
• All satellite-based communications systems fail immediately with the appearance of Spin and space programs are suspended.
• A bright disc that shows up in place of the sun...
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