The Factions

(Story excerpt)... As it becomes clear that Earth will soon be uninhabitable, different groups – the few surviving national governments, corporations, social clades and the like – start making preparations to leave the solar system. They bring asteroids into Earth orbit, hollow them out, fit them with ion drives and cryo-hibernation vaults, as well as factories and construction gear to ‘bootstrap’ an industrial base quickly. Only a tiny fraction of the human population can take this escape route – billions are left to die on the dying planet.

The various colony ships depart in different directions. The crews sleep in the cryo-vaults, watched over by robots. Contact with Earth is lost as the Fifth Water War goes nuclear. One particular colony ship, the Romanov, was built by Russian oligarchs...

The Osmani

The Osmani

The Black Eagles

The Black Eagles

The Europans

The Europans

The Romanovs

The Romanovs

The Arkwrights

The Arkwrights

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