In Speaker for the Dead and chronologically subsequent novels, the "B.S.C." (before Starways Congress) and "S.C." (Starways Congress) dating system was introduced. It based the calendar around the date of the founding of the Congress.
However, due to the innumerable timeline contradictions of this dating system in the Enderverse, this wiki has decided to use its own dating system for use in articles.
The dating system uses an "unofficially recognized", "non-canonical" calendar in order to provide a relative reference to events in the series. The origin year, or epoch, will be based on the Formic Xenocide, as it is the most prominent event in known Enderverse history. The designations used to label years will be B.X. (Before the Xenocide) and A.X. (After the Xenocide). Many events will have approximate dates or will be listed as unknown, as there are numerous contradictions between canon material that makes it difficult to know for sure when events occurred.
The Pre-Formic Wars Era (? BX - 100 BX) Edit
?? BX Edit
- Muslim Civil War
?? BX Edit
- Nuking of Mecca
118 BX Edit
- Victor Delgado is born.
108 BX Edit
- Bingwen is born.
The Formic Wars Era (100 BX - 0 BX) Edit
100 BX Edit
- The First Formic Invasion begins.
95 BX Edit
- The Second Formic Invasion begins.
95-15 BX Edit
- Mazer Rackham is sent into space at lightspeed in order to still be young when the Third Invasion fleet arrives at the Formic home worlds.
?? BX Edit
- The Second Warsaw Pact is established.
15 BX Edit
- Peter Wiggin is born.
13 BX Edit
- Valentine Wiggin is born.
11 BX Edit
- Andrew Wiggin is born.
6 BX Edit
- Julian "Bean" Delphiki II is born.
2-0 BX Edit
- Mazer Rackham returns to Earth.
0 BX Edit
- The Third Invasion begins.
- Andrew Wiggin uses the Molecular Disruption Device on the Formic Homeworld and all but annihilates the Formic species.
- The League War begins and lasts for 5 days, concluding at the signing of the Locke Proposal.
The Post-Xenocide Era (1 AX - 60 AX) Edit
1 AX Edit
- Andrew and Valentine Wiggin leave Earth to travel to the Shakespeare colony.
8 AX Edit
- The Free People of Earth is founded.
41 AX Edit
- The Hive Queen is published and gains popularity across the inhabited human worlds.
- Peter and Andrew Wiggin converse for the first time in around 52 years.
- The Hegemon is written.
42 AX Edit
- Peter Wiggin dies at around age 60.
- The Hegemon is published and gains popularity alongside The Hive Queen.
- Theresa and John Paul Wiggin both die at around the age of 80.
- Andrew and Valentine Wiggin leave Shakespeare on a colony ship heading to Ganges.
60 AX Edit
- Andrew and Valentine Wiggin arrive at Ganges.
The Starways Congress Era (>61 AX) Edit
200 AX Edit
- Sorelledolce is founded.
60-300 AX Edit
300 AX Edit
- Andrew and Valentine Wiggin arrive at Sorelledolce.