What Is Sime~Gen®?
Sime~Gen is a successful fictional universe in which Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg write novels.
The simegen.com domain and all its contents is based on a real-world application of a real-world philosophical principle at the foundation of the Sime~Gen fictional universe.
|As differentiation into male and female invigorated species, the
differentiation of male and female "genders" into Sime and Gen
"larities" strengthens human
creativity. The principle? At the interface where opposite
polarities meet, creative energy is unleashed in vast quantity.
The simegen.com domain focuses on bringing writers, readers, and artists together to create interfaces between polarities of talent to catalyze creativity.
Gerald Jonas, the New York Times Science Fiction Book Reviewer, wrote in the January 23rd, 1983 New York Times Book Review column by Gerald Jonas: "When I read the first novel in the Sime/Gen series - ''House of Zeor,'' published in 1974 - I had trouble deciding whether it was science fiction as pornography or science fiction as soap opera. On reading ''Channel's Destiny,'' the fifth and latest novel to draw on the Sime/Gen background, I realized that these books combine some of the qualities of both porn and the soaps - and, through a curious synergy, it is precisely this mix of genres that makes them so satisfying as science fiction."
Sime~Gen Inc. and the WorldCrafters Guild focus on learning to mix genres to create new ones. Sime~Gen is presented here as an example of a "Crafted World" that allows for readers to tell their own stories within that framework -- or to challenge the framework itself. Every professional novel book has a Relationship driven plot, and most are action stories pivoted around a love story featuring romance, love and/or committment. Jacqueline Lichtenberg calls this odd "Soap/ Porn/ Romance/ Action/ Mystery /Intrigue /Suspense /Fantasy/ SF" mixed genre "Intimate Adventure." It has become the cutting edge of fictional development today. Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah have identified this specific type of literature as a Plot Archetype.
Novels Professionally Published In The Sime~Gen Universe
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12 Volumes now available in most e-Book formats and in paper editions.
Or read free chapters here.
How To Get Autographed Copies of the old editions. Check the complete publishing histories in Jacqueline Lichtenberg's bibliography, or Jean Lorrah's bibliography.
Discover the millions of words of fan fiction in the Sime~Gen Universe.
The following Plot summaries contain "spoilers."
House of Zeor by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (sf - Action Adventure) Plot.
Unto Zeor, Forever by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (A "Doctor Novel") An early draft of this novel, Sime Surgeon, is posted in Rimon's Library. Plot.
First Channel by Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg (The Origin of a Cultural Myth)Plot.
Mahogany Trinrose by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (Young Adult novel with an Occult twist) Plot
Channel's Destiny by Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg ( Juvenile Coming-of-Age story) plot.
RenSime by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (Hard Science Fiction with an Occult twist) Plot.
Zelerod's Doom by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah (Military SF with a Relationshp twist) Plot.
Ambrov Keon by Jean Lorrah (Heroic Fiction with a Love Story) Plot
The Story Untold by Jean Lorrah - 3 stories about Zhag and Tonyo 1st publication 2011
Personal Recognizance by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, set on a school campus where Channels are trained 1st publication 2011
The Farris Channel -- a new novel by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. The founding of the House of Zeor. 1st publication 2012
To Kiss Or To Kill by Jean Lorrah - a new novel, a genuine Romance set in the Sime~Gen Universe around the time of Unity. Include Zhag-Tonyo characters from The Story Untold by Jean, plus a very short novel by Jacqueline titled Personal Recognizance.
Professionally published short stories set in the Sime~Gen Universe:
"Operation High Time" - originally published in IF MAGAZINE OF SCIENCE FICTION in Jan 1969, currently available on Rimon's Library.
"Channel's Exemption" - posted on Rimon's Library originally published in Galileo Magazine
Unpublished: "Shybel's Need" by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, which is the basis of the feature film script marketed, "The Need." by Anne Phyllis Pinzow
Uncirculated screenplay by Jacqueline Lichtenberg: Strategic Detour ...A Kickass Broad and a Visionary Hunk fight a deadly attraction to each other in a post-apocalyptic shoot-em-up.
What is so Interesting, Creatively Inspiring and Fascinating about Sime~Gen?
What's So Exciting About Sime~Gen? What is in these genre-spanning stories that makes the characters walk off the pages of the book and into the readers' dreams? Why have these fans generated such an enthusiastic and active fandom?
What the Sime~Gen Franchise includes -- product opportunities available include two Sime~Gen Feature Film scripts and possible merchandising opportunities.
What Fans Tell Their Friends To Hook Them On Sime~Gen. Or read here what fans have told the authors.
The Star Trek Connection linking Sime~Gen to a variety of popular culture interests from Tarot to Robert Plant. This link takes you directly to an essay on the website Re-Readable Books, Jacqueline Lichtenberg's links from her own Review Column published in the New Age Magazine The Monthly Aspectarian to amazon.com where you can buy the books that she reviews. The essay shows how Sime~Gen is interwoven with the Tarot and a variety of other popular culture communities.
A Reminder and Review of the Sime~Gen Universe story-arc in brief summary.
Well developed background including intricate, esoterica symbolism, such as that behind the Starred-Cross.
An Internal Chronology of the Sime~Gen Universe Stories.
A SIME-GEN VOCABULARY or pronunciation sound files of Simelan terms used in the novels.
Read even more novels and stories, free, right here.
List of writers who Influenced Jacqueline Lichtenberg
A professionally recorded Sime~Gen inspired SONG titled TWO KINDS OF MAN.
If you have a question about Sime~Gen, please email simegen at simegen.com