Section 7: What else do I need to know?
The best way to get to know the universe is to pick up some of the back-issues and read them. Although your first instinct may be to start with issue #1, since the universe (and the editorial staff) have evolved and grown over the years, the first few issues may give a misleading impression. Check out the back issue catalog for more details.
A sourcebook is available for purchase by Contributing members. About 90% of the material in the sourcebook is information on individual characters, rather than a survey of the planets and societies in the universe.
The editor maintains an e-mail mailing list to which is sent occasional bulletins about the publications and activities of the project. If you would like to be added to this list, send the editor an e-mail message here.
The group which publishes Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe also hosts a number of social events throughout the year in and near the Seattle, Washington area. You can email the editor for more details.