Units are the currency for the nation
a country of significance from
God, Man, and
Terrors of Wonder. **
Rather than physical commodities such as gold or animals et al,
Units are instead representative of hours of work.
A picture of the unit appears in
The Terrors of
The 'face' is the emblem of Axel Industries,
which then is also a picture of Silverberg's conical
ziggurat, the AIC or 'Ace'.
(a more elucidating link is forthcoming).
2070 is the year the coin was struck.
The 'back' side of the coin is a map of the circular country of
a map which lay directly under the value of the coin
(in this case, 1 hour of work).
The equals U or =U is the symbol of the Unit, the country's
The coin explains that you can consult the mainframe
(which is effectively Silverberg's private internet)
by looking up currency, then unit.
I decided to have actual coins made.
substituted the address of Mirroranium.com in place of the
it seemed the appropriate thing to do as the mainframe does
not exist in this world and therefore cannot be
I did not intend to sell them, although they
certainly can be purchased.
If you should like to purchase a
I can accept 10 dollars,
however technically one should pay exactly what
they make for an hour at their primary job.
** Silverberg is implied in both Stegosaurus the
Triceratops and Visceral Outcries
of a Social Moron,
although the latter only in that components of VOSM are
referenced in The
Terrors of Wonder;
It is equally noteworthy that Stegosaurus
the Triceratops references components of The Terrors of