What the ___ is a cun? How long is a zhang? Why are the names so hard to pronounce? Why didn’t I use Earth standard names for everything? And what is it with the funny planet names?
Welcome to the Peers of Beinan Series, a lavishly built science fiction fantasy universe where nothing is exactly what it seems.
Planet Beinan and Beinarian society was built from the ground up; before a single paragraph was written on the stories themselves, I took the time to work out most of the physical details you find the first data file, “Planetary Conditions; Units of Time, and Distance on Planet Beinan,” including the infamous units of time (yen-ar, beinor, shir-or, and xiao-shir) and distance (li, zhang, and cun) that baffle so many readers.