The Sovereign

“We Are Sovereign”

“I stand today before the eyes of the world and declare that my people –all those people who possess unique abilities– are from this day forward sovereign individuals. If I should learn that one such as myself has encountered misfortune, harassment, or persecution, the party responsible will answer to me, be they individual, agency, or government. By the same token, if one of my people acts in a way contrary to the universal principles of compassion and dignity, they too will answer to me and mine. We are sovereign…”

—Donner Declaration, 18 April 1985

In the year 1985 of an alternate Earth, homo sapiens sapiens learned that it wasn’t the only sentient species on the planet. Living side by side with humanity were the Sovereign, people who could look quite human, but who might have any number of unique abilities that set them apart, and sometimes above, mere humans. The world also learned that several Sovereign had been subjected to human rights abuses, including imprisonment, torture, and involuntary experimentation. In those early days of the Sovereign Era, Nate Charters and his friends from Abbeque Valley High learned of much worse, as is told in Matthew Wayne Selznick’s science fiction coming-of-age adventure Brave Men Run – A Novel of the Sovereign Era.

Titles for the world of the Sovereign describe the major characters from the book and the important people in their lives.


Version 1.0, January 2009



Version 1.0, December 2008



Version 1.0, November 2008



Version 1.1, October 2008



Version 1.2, September 2008


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