When a magnetized object passes over a coiled copper wire, the magnetic field activates the electrons in the conductor.
Three years of reseach went into the writing of I Town, the first volume of the Trintico Quartet. When I realized that these mysterious characters lurking in the back of my mind were walking on treadwheels all day everyday to generate electricity, I almost abandoned the project. I had studied electricity several times over the years of schooling and hobby enthusiasm. I did not want to write about something so alien to me. But a long talk with a dedicated physics teacher helped me understand what the electrons were feeling, being driven by a force outside their own existence, like peer pressure, fashion trends, or propaganda, I found myself not only open to the idea of writing about electricity but saw the nature of electromagnetic induction as the basis for the society I wanted to write about.