Chronicles of the Æther War

Volume I: The Shot Heard 'Round the Galaxy

The time when humanity was united under the banner of the Earth Union is a distant memory. Three great superpowers vie for control in the galaxy, locked in a tenuous stalemate. Each superpower desperate to gain the upper hand, genetic engineering, cybernetics and other forms of technological wizardry are exploited with reckless abandon. The slightest flashpoint could set off a galactic war, but for now, the balance holds. However, when scientists from the New Earth Empire stumble upon a mysterious lifeform, it sets off a chain of events that will change humanity forever.