The setting of the novel traverses the United States, Mexico and Australia. In the U.S., most of the early parts are set in Port Aransas, Texas (The Cubit) and Sedona, Arizona (The Djed). My mother once lived in Port Aransas and I grew up in Phoenix so I am quite familiar with those place settings.
The novel moves on to the Yucatan Peninsula where the Mayan civilization once prospered. I visited the Yucatan in 2009. Some of the pictures that became influential in the novel are located on my Flickr account:
In 2007, I took a class on a three-week international trip to Australia. This experience, too, helped shape the novel. Some of the more important settings in the novel, particularly in the Third Book, 0-Time, were developed directly from my experiences on this trip. I have influential pics from that journey as well:
Shortly after the first part of the Trilogy was published (The Cubit, 2008), I was a part of a radio interview (C92-FM) at the college where I teach. The recorded interview provides a little more insight into the Trilogy at that time in its development: