The Darwinian Extension: Initiation by Hylton Smith
Series: The Nexus Odyssey.
Approx. 74,650 words.
Published on July 28, 2011.
The Darwinian Extension is the first volume in the Nexus Odyssey, and begins two and a half decades into the future. There exists a complex cocktail of human failings in addressing the planet's ability to sustain worldly trends.
A new space age becomes a necessity. The unfolding events on Earth and Mars cause a political rift, which is eclipsed by a sinister discovery on the red planet.