"Brotherhood of Janus - Bylaws and rules of Membership"
George J. Hood and Hyraim Janus founded the Brotherhood of Janus in 1865. The founding of the Brotherhood was for the advancement of members and their families. The Brotherhood required members to help other members in the areas of business and conservation of family fortunes. That was the primary reason for the formation of the Brotherhood. Only, later - 1920 - did the gifting of pleasure to each other in a monthly celebration come to be an additional aspect of the group. Although, in the archives, there is mention of grand meetings of the Brotherhood council and once business concluded, refreshments and entertainment, provided by the member's wives, began.
Membership is either inherited or bestowed. Although there are instances, were short-term memberships were given for payment for the good of the Brotherhood. The first five hundred members are founding members. Even though the member currently holding one of the first five hundred memberships is only a descendant of the first member, they are always to be revered as one of the five hundred.
Looking at the number in the lower right hand corner of the booklet I read my membership number, 00000293, I was a Five Hundred.
About the Author
When Xavier was an adolescent, he devoured books in the science fiction genre. All types of science fiction. From the future military novels and shorts stories by David Drake, Andrew & William Keith and Keith Laumer, to the geopolitical novels of Mack Reynolds and Gordon R. Dickson, he liked them all. Fantasy stories on the other hand did not quite have an appeal for him in fact the only fantasy type series Xavier read were the Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey. By far Xavier's favorite authors were Robert A. Heinlein, Gordon R. Dickson, Christopher Anvil and Fred Saberhagen. From Fred Saberhagen’s Berserker series to Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, he fell in love with military sci-fi. He also thoroughly enjoyed Gordon R. Dickson’s Dorsai series where the future of combat in the universe is in the hands of mercenaries. Stories of cataclysmic destruction of the world we know today fascinated him also. Near future history sci-fi, post apocalyptic sci-fi. How the human spirit would cope dealing with a situation completely foreign to them. Another aspect of sci-fi Xavier found fascinating was the prospect of time travel or inter-dimensional travel. What would happen if you suddenly found yourself in another time? What would you do? How would you react? What if… Xavier first started writing in 1989, after finding himself laid off from his first full time job after graduating. During that time, he started three different novellas’, all of which have been lost due to a disk malfunction. After a long hiatus, he started again in late 2004. His first efforts were not up to his own standards for publication. Xavier has since reworked some of them and published them on web sites where they were well received. This has made him bold enough to attempt to publish via an eBooks publisher. Links: Other:email@example.com