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Presented as a kind of 'documentary' two billion years in the future, over a billion years after Terragen life became extinct. In the fairly near future (a few millennia hence) the godlike Qu invade the Terragen sphere. Our explorations had hinted that such rapacious civilizations exist in the galaxy, and we had prepared as well as we could, but were quickly overwhelmed. The Qu annihilated all but a few Hider type colonies, killing the vast majority and genetically transforming the remainder into species almost indistinguishable from humanity. Those few who offered even token resistance were transformed especially sadistically. Forty million years later they simply left. Over a few million centuries some of the transformed species in a few systems re-evolved sapience and returned to space, eventually establishing one of the great civilizations of the galaxy. Then we faded into the mists of extinction which claim all species eventually.

Quote:This vividly imaginative ebook was first published online in 2006, but exploded in popularity just two months ago with the release of a Youtube summary.

All Tomorrows

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It deals with the evolution of humanity over hundreds of millions of years into the future - most of which is forced by alien invaders and, eventually, other posthumans.

The story leans very close to hard SF.  Interstellar travel is seen as a slow and arduous process.  Wormholes and hyperdrives are only made explicit hundreds of millions of years into the future; although some kind of FTL communication seems to be implied relatively early on.

Despite the much longer timescales, All Tomorrows seems to share OA's hard SF parameters and overall posthuman genetic weirdness.  Highly recommended.

yeah all tomorrows is a great universe! it's been interesting watching the fan community for CM kosemen's artwork as it's grown over the past few years Smile