THE IAPETUS FEDERATION
Exodus from Earth...
Following the dramatic events in The Starchild Compact, the starship Starchild departs on a 200-year interstellar journey. Meanwhile, the Iapetus Federation in cooperation with the Founders, descendants of the people who originally constructed Iapetus, expands to include the Mirs Complex at L-4, the Lunar Complex, a new habitat at L-5, and the growing Mars settlements.
On Earth, America turns away from its world leadership position to focus on internal matters and the idea of an all-inclusive, multicultural society. Saeed Ismail, the stowaway Jihadist who played a significant role in The Starchild Compact, becomes the guiding prophet of a new form of Islam that quickly dominates the vanquished Persian Caliphate territories, and threatens the rest of the planet. Aided by Founder Asshur, the besieged Israelis reluctantly forge a new homeland on Mars, while the United States balkanizes into a half-dozen smaller units dominated by the Lone Star Conservancy under the leadership of Texan Sam Houston, who had earlier established the Lone Star Settlement on Mars.
Science does not stand still. Founder researchers develop a longevity treatment that has the potential to extend human life indefinitely. The Starchild Institute, headed by former U.S. President Marc Bowles, develops advanced spacecraft, and a new form of transportation based on artificial worm holes. As the global Jihad on Earth heats up, most of the planet falls under the domination of Saeed Ismail, with only the Lone Star Conservancy, Australia, and New Zealand left as independent territories. The Institute opens several portals between Earth and Iapetus to rescue as many people as possible.
While Earth sinks into medieval barbarism, the focus of human activity shifts from Earth to the Iapetus Federation as humans settle virtually every potentially habitable spot in the Solar System, and begin planning for expansion into the rest of the Galaxy.
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EXODUS FROM EARTH
Volume Three of The Starchild Series
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