The ever-expanding Twinmaker family tree
There are well over 30 bonus stories set in the Twinmaker universe. Because I like to keep track (and have a thing for lists), here’s a list of which secondary characters appear where and how they connect to Clair and Jesse. Links lead to stories where available; details of the others can be found on the Further Adventures page.
Everyone gets a mention in “I, Q”, pretty much so it’s not on the list, and few of the urban myth stories use names, besides not actually being true, so they’re not here either. But I can add that “Die with a T” is the very urban myth Clair ponders at the beginning of book three. Just in case you’re wondering, come 2015.
Will there be more stories? Are there connections I’ve overlooked? I expect so, on both counts, which means I’ll come back here regularly to keep this lovely list up to date.
- Clair’s mother Allison and grandmother Juliet: “Death and the Hobbyist”
- Allison and Clair’s birth father Ryder: “A Giant Leap for a Man”
- Clair’s friend Tash: “A View from the End of the World”
- Clair’s friend Ronnie: “Deconstructing Decompression“
- Tash and Ronnie: “Zero Temptation”
- Ronnie’s great uncle Kieran: “The Cuckoo”
- A girl who used to go to school with Clair and Libby, called Jude: “The Legend Trap”
- Libby’s boyfriend Zep’s cousin Susan: “The Dark Matters”
- The great-aunts of twins Clair used to go to school with: “Murdering Miss Deboo”
- Clair’s English teacher, under the pseudonym “Art”: “The Beholders”
- Clair’s boyfriend Jesse Linwood: “Redux”
- Jesse’s father Dylan Linwood and Libby’s sister Freedom: “Incomplete No.7″ (plus Clair’s nemesis Ant Wallace’s wife Mallory)
- Jesse’s mother Aisling: “Immaterial Progress”
- Dylan Linwood’s ex-girlfriend Alison: “The Tyranny of Distance”
- PK Forest and PK Sargent (stars of Crashland): “The Missing Metatarsals”, “Face Value”, “The Wolf’s Clothing”, and “Murdering Miss Deboo”
Perhaps the ultimate family connection is in the story “Tall Tales about Today My Great-great-granddaughter Will Tell” which firmly places me in the Twinmaker universe!
(art for “Death and the Hobbyist” by Galen Dara.)