The Iapetus Federation
by Robert G. Williscroft
The Iapetus Federation expands Solar Systemwide, while the Caliphate sweeps Earth. The Starchild Institute creates wormhole portals, using them to rescue groups not yet overrun by the Caliphate. Earth sinks to medieval levels, while human activity focuses on the Iapetus Federation. Humans settle every potentially habitable spot in the Solar System and begin expanding into the rest of the Galaxy.