Many years ago I came across Orion’s Arm: a collaborative SF universe with a hard SF, transhumanist bent. In this universe:
- Multiple Singularities exist, with the highest being the Archai, or AI gods.
- A wormhole network known as the Nexus allows travel throughout the Terragen sphere, as well as an internet called the Known Net.
- There are intelligent machines (vecs) and uplifts of non-sapient species (provolves).
- Mind uploading and copying is possible, and sometimes trivial.
I always wanted to write something in the OA setting. Lately the community seems less active, but I thought I would give it a shot. Here’s what might be the first part of a story set in the OA universe.
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