| This Year In|
- Arthur Barrister is born to Robert Allred out of wedlock. Allred has Barrister and his mother captured by a First Team and delivered to Project Illiad, where Barrister grows up, and is eventually made into a fomor. 
- Bulgarian playwright Georgy Markov is assassinated while in London by a passenger in a trenchcoat, who pierces him with his umbrella. The case comes under surveillance from the Technocratic Agent Mandel.
- Norna Weaver is born.
- The spring issue of Paradigma features a discussion by Scientist Peebles on the Order of Hermes.
- Guided by the Progenitors, Desmond Collingsworth graduates high school.
- T. Farvashti's Sacred Hermaphrodite is published by Sipristi Press.
- N. Peart's The God of Balance You Shall Be is published by Hemisphere Periodicals.
- The Arcanum's "Canon," its loosely-defined set of principles, are officially revised this year.
- The Void Engineers make a half-hearted attempt to capture Deimos, but are foiled by Doissetep.
- Progenitor Patricia Zevis defects from the Technocracy and joins the Sons of Ether. A hidden gene activates in her creation, the Retinal Encoding Organism, causing it to eat away the user's retina.
- The "Ghetto Assault." A New York City cabal, including Butch Correlli, make a surprise raid on a Technocracy Construct.
- Technocratic stooge Noor Taraki tries to bring the Soviet Technocracy into Afghanistan. The Taftâni take advantage of the prevailing Destructive paradigm to drive them off.
- Lana Bleecher is born.
- After Hermetic Cagney Brown becomes lost and ends up in an Umbral Court resembling ancient Egypt, she discovers Archibald Lechtmann "employed" as a servant whose job is to place a stopper in the Amphora of Knowledge of the Upper and Lower Nile when Thoth is no longer using it. Lechtmann enjoys his work.
- In Baja, Ace launches his cobbled-together hot-rod, La Fuente del Ritmo, and it accelerates through time and space until it arrives in Florida in 2003. When he returns, he experiences a radical personality shift and shuns the streets for the class, applying himself wholeheartedly to his studies.
- Recently-Awakened Leland Chin is brought in by the UFO contactees who founded the First Church of the Unidentified Flying Object, initiated into their Olympian mysteries, and groomed for leadership. The experience divorces Chin's mind from reality, turning him into a Marauder.