Prometheus Comes by Shawn Grimsley
Approx. 103,760 words.
Published on June 29, 2012.
The year is 2142 and the world is divided economically, socially, and politically between the wealthy and technologically advanced Northern Confederation and the poor South. Earth’s resources are nearing depletion. Northern Confederation scientists have discovered a planet that could save the Confederation and its people from a new dark age. There’s only one problem: it’s already inhabited.