How Does The Janus Gate Work?

At the heart of Janus is a synthetic singularity, a man-made baby black hole. It’s totally surrounded by an interlaced sphere of Duchamps-Featherstone field generators, producing an immense gravitational flux which keeps the singularity under control and prevents it from swallowing everything for lunch.


The gateway effect occurs where the containment-field meets the singularity’s event horizon, at the point where both titanic gravitational forces hold each other in stasis — the interface.


The brilliant mathematician, Abraham Hiscox, postulated that if an object were to be inserted into the interface, the warping effect created at the point of entry would instantly transport the object somewhere else, with the angle of insertion determining in which direction and how far away that somewhere else was.


He was right.

Once the methods of calculating the precise vector of insertion to reach a chosen "somewhere else" had been developed, together with a means of protecting vessels and travellers from the massively destructive forces of both the singularity and the containment field — a refinement of the same Duchamps-Featherstone field — the way to the stars was open.