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Skyward Universe Theory [POTENTIAL SPOILERS]

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I believe that Brandon has mentioned a couple of times that Skyward, though not a Cosmere story, takes place in the same setting as one of his other published works, and that revealing which one would spoil part of the plot. I am guessing that Skyward takes place in the same continuity as Defending Elysium. Partially because it's Brandon's only sci-fi story with verified aliens (as far as I know), and partially because it just kind of feels right. Obviously, we won't know until the book comes out, but I wanted to get my guess on record now just in case.

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You should give this a read. ^ ;)

But hey, independently coming to a conclusion others have made means that said conclusion is more likely to be accurate. Sanderfan achievement unlocked! 

 

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Also I'm almost positive now that this is not defending Elysium. "'We’ve tried to reverse engineer Krell technology,' Cobb said in a calm voice, a striking contrast to the insanity around me. Nedd screamed as he was hit. Morningtide went down quietly. 'But we have failed. They have better destructors and better shields. That means, fighting them, you’re outgunned and out-armored.'" In defending Elysium it is stated numerous times that Earth is not slightly ahead, but monumentally ahead of all the other species so unless this is hundreds of years later there is no way that the other species would be ahead of the humans. So with this I am almost a 100% sure that this is based in the universe of Firstborn cine all species were fairly equal and there was established conflict. Furthermore it makes sense it is in Firstborn since it is established there that they had massive ships with very large crews, their technology is not as earth based as seen with the personal shields (which I daresay reminds me a lot of the shields that they use on the fighters and around the base.), the holographic displays which we do see in Firstborn, and the light lines which I can see fitting into the more advanced Firstborn technology.

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@mr.bug Were there aliens in Firstborn?  I thought it was all humans.  

Good point about the Krell technology, although they're only more advanced in some areas (shields/guns), but not in others (no indication that they have light-lances, which is strange).  The human deficiency could be explained by their Desolation-like situation.  

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@Scion of the Mists We haven't gotten a look at the krell yet... I think there is a chance they might be humans.  Krell might simply be a faction of humans. 

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5 minutes ago, mr.bug said:

@Scion of the Mists We haven't gotten a look at the krell yet... I think there is a chance they might be humans.  Krell might simply be a faction of humans. 

Dude! I was JUST about to comment that! We haven't seen a Krell yet, and it would be a Sandersonian Twist to have them be a fodce of enemy humans. Like, what if it's Varions forces with superior weapons and armor, but less numerous?

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The other thing is that Firstborn never mentions Earth, just the "Imperial Homeworld."  Skyward, on the other hand, has numerous mentions of Earth and Earth's history.  

I'm still on board the DE train, but I agree Firstborn is next most likely.  

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