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What Earth Year Is It?

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Do we have a timeframe we think the story takes place in? In Earth years?

I know M-bot is almost 200 years abandoned, do we know what year Defending Elysium takes place in? Do we have an idea how long after that it is?

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Well, it has to be way in the future to have a war with aliens, but I don't know.

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Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Question for you on Skyward. How many years in the universe has passed between the short story and the novel?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Centuries.

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Defending Elysium makes mention of humanity making first contact with the aliens in 2071, with the Phone Company seeming to have discovered Cyto 10 years prior. DE itself takes place 140 years afterwards, making it sometime between 2210 and 2212, depending on whether the two events here took place in the earlier or later parts of their associated years. One of the interior art images says that Skyward takes place "83 LD (Landfall Date)", presumably when the Defiant and its fleet crashed. M-Bot deactivated 172 years before 83 LD, or 88-90 PLD (pre-Landfall Date). The actual time M-Bot crashed depends on how much spare power M-Bot had to keep his systems running, since there probably was a period between the crash and deactivation.

Anyway, that's all the math I could do, since we don't know what year on our calendar 0 LD corresponds to.

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