The Setting Edit

"Earth is a very grim and very overcrowded dystopia, tightly controlled by "The State," which has attempted to extend its rule to an interstellar empire by seeding planets around nearby stars with life, then planting colonies. But the State finds that distant colony worlds elude its iron grip. One such colony is the unique "Smoke Ring": circling a star is a torus of atmosphere, inhabited by alien animals, enormous "integral trees," and humans which have adapted to live in zero-gee."[1]

Stories in This Universe Edit

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