THE OUTLAW COLONIES

Each colony wasdesigned by a different society. Equally forbidden by Earth’s Governments and the Industrial Giants who control the Portals off world--they thrive and survive under the very noses of those who would control their existence…

Outlaw Colonies Release Dates

BOOK TITLE               SERIES #    RELEASE DATE

Apex Predator              1         4/1/22

Game Theory                2          7/1/22

Heirs of Avalon            3          10/1/22

Babalyon Shattered         4          1/1/23

Clone Ambition             5          4/1/23


Arcadia


Ruled by a Military Junta which decreed all citizens must have served in the military: both men and women. Marriages are planned according to DNA capability. They have a lot of technology; Runners from this world generally steal machinery for mining and building. They do a lot of exploring with drones, so they are a computer-oriented society. Most highly valued trade items, medicines, dried foods, robots to perform labor and build things, weapons. Like Barsoom*, they import a lot of small circuitry which they adapt for military use. 

Halcyon

They rejected 'human'  values to create their own.

Clones had been bred like cattle and used for unspeakable purposes by ‘Normal’ humans for generations. Those who escaped captivitywanted nothing so much as to destroy their former owners. But they made a deal with the gatekeepers who handled the illegal portals to other worlds. They would quit killing humans (Normals) if the Portal Committee would supply them with their own colony.


Lemuria

The first world discovered by the Laughing Mountain Scientists. The society which emerged there was more fractured than that of St. Antoni; probably due to the dangerous wildlife and plants found there. A dangerous planet with dinosaur-sized animals and predators. It was deemed too dangerous for most ordinary colonists, and none of the prospective colonists paying for the search (Arcadia, Barsoom* and Shangri-La) were interested in colonizing it. The chief attraction is the glyphs etched on the remains of structures which might have been left by aliens. Many of the colonists adopted these structures as living quarters since they seem to be indestructible by the very large predators and herbivores inhabiting the planet. There are traces of either an older civilization or a star faring race having colonized it. Remains of their structures are mostly walls and building shells made of an iridescent material that that doesn't seem to deteriorate. It is also semi-impervious to being cut by any tools the colonists have. Etchings or reliefs depicting different things or stories are sometimes found on the walls. Despite the drawbacks of the dangerous animals and plants, archeologists and historians are drawn to the colony. To protect the secret of the colony's existence, anyone immigrating to Lemuria is required to sign a non-disclosure agreement acknowledging they can never publish anything that could lead to the discovery of the colony or the portal in Laughing Mountain. The colony also attracts men and women who want the challenge of overcoming major difficulties. Highly traded items are large weapons and power sources to defend their settlements against these animals. The current greatest threat to the colony is a group of rebels who want earth recognition, and the aggressive wildlife, A recent attempt to take control of the Portal was stopped by citizens led by the van Horn family with the help of a group of citizens militia. They now keep an eye on potential troublemakers. Not quite anarchy but close; the most uncontrolled of the colonies. There is an active Thieves Guild and Assassins Guild as well

 

Barsoom*

What if the d’Medici’s and Borgias, or artists such as

Raffaello (Raphael) Sanzio da Urbino and Michelangelo, or scientists like Copernicus and Galileo had possessed advanced technology? The Outlaw Colony of Barsoom* was designed to be a mix of renaissance dress and manners coupled with advanced technology. By day, the colonists invent nanites to cure diseases and cast illusions. By night, they carouse in taverns and ballrooms served by robots. At dawn, they fight duels to the death over imagined or real insults. Socially, Barsoom* enjoys a renaissance lifestyle. It was colonized by groups of people who wanted to recreate a renaissance culture but retain their technology. Colony organizers spent months sending through anything they thought they might need. Education level is high, main industries are farming, fishing, merchants, mining, but since they love their high-tech gadgets, they also import a large number of small circuits to make them with.


Shangri-La

Shangri-la was designed to be the next utopia. But someone is attempting to destroy it.

This is a Socialist society: created by groups of psychics and highly dependent on Robots to do essential tasks. They brought idealistic ideas with them when they came. Anyone who wants to emigrate has to put up a certain amount of money to support themselves for the first 3 years or  come in as a servant (indentured servitude) and serve whoever puts up the fee until it is paid off. Most valued trade items are electronic circuitry, foods, medicines, prefabricated housing, and robots for harvesting food and performing household chores. The biggest threat to the colony is their belief that humans are inherently good.



*The name Barsoom which is used as the name of a colony in these books. BARSOOM(R) is a registered trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.  And Used by Permission