This series collects most of the major novels from Kassidor’s ‘Starship Age’ which is the first part of the 100th century on their calendar, 2267 to approximately 2500 on ours. Three of them, the ‘Second Expedition’ trilogy, take place on both Gordon’s Lamp and Kassidor. Two of them, ‘Tangle in the Dark’ and ‘Vermin Rising’ take place on Gordon’s Lamp after it leaves Kassidor while three of them take place on Kassidor and feature one or more copies of Ava Bancour, the former system’s administrator of Gordon’s Lamp, and in some cases one or two other members of the crew.
The remaining five volumes in this series are an attempt to further investigate some of the issues uncovered in the modified humans explained in the ‘Second Expedition’ trilogy such as the difference in sexuality between ephemerals and eternals, with eternals as defined by the Species Immunity Complex. Also; the possibility of a form of ‘murder’ and how such a society would cope with it, with how to organize a society without coercion, with how to tell which afterlife is real, and what qualities we need in a leader. They also have more to say on the problem of knowing what’s real in a virtual world.