The first of my new stories is in the queue to be posted. First of all the story is complete, it will not grind to a halt part way. I just like the to check and recheck things before I post everything.
The story utilises some minor characters from LLAAT and introduces a whole lot of new ones. It occurs at the same time and slightly after events in LLAAT as well.
My postulate of life coming from Mars is not my invention, there are many who believe it possible...
What I imagined was what that life would look like now if it persisted.
My details about Coltan are not invention either, mining it drives a great deal of death and destruction not unlike the better known 'blood diamonds'.
Likewise the people of Western Sahara have been well and truly fucked over by the world community. Mbarek's people are not the first nor will they be the last to lose their homeland to 'theft writ large' as Murray Rothbard described.
Anyway, please enjoy and let me know what you think...