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The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S. Andrew Swann. Description and tropes may contain spoilers.

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The Terran Confederacy ''Terran Confederacy'' is the setting of three linked series by S. Andrew Swann. Description and tropes may contain spoilers.








* GreyGoo: The colony on Titan was devoured by a Grey Goo swarm, leading to Main/{{Nanomachines}} being made one of the Heretical Technologies as well. The Confederacy and its successor states continued this policy, enforcing it with things like [[ColonyDrop hundred kilometer asteroids]]. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure!

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* GreyGoo: The colony on Titan was devoured by a Grey Goo swarm, leading to Main/{{Nanomachines}} being made one of the Heretical Technologies as well. The Confederacy and its successor states continued this policy, enforcing it with things like [[ColonyDrop [[OrbitalBombardment hundred kilometer asteroids]]. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure!

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* BanditClan: Tjaele Mosasa was a member of on of the pirate clans that haunted space near wormhole exits.


This FutureHistory is also an AlternateHistory, with a divergence point in the late 1990s or early 20th century. Around that time the Pan-Asian war broke out, a conflict that stretched from Israel to Japan. During this war, many countries created [[UpliftedAnimal Moreaus]] to fight for them, and a few nations, including Japan, ignored the U.N. ban on human genetic engineering and created several varieties of [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]]. Before the war was over, Tokyo, New Dehli and Tel Aviv had disappeared in nuclear fire, and Japan had been conquered by China. This is the backdrop for the Literature/MoreauSeries.


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This FutureHistory Future History is also an AlternateHistory, with a divergence point in the late 1990s or early 20th century. Around that time the Pan-Asian war broke out, a conflict that stretched from Israel to Japan. During this war, many countries created [[UpliftedAnimal Moreaus]] to fight for them, and a few nations, including Japan, ignored the U.N. ban on human genetic engineering and created several varieties of [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]]. Before the war was over, Tokyo, New Dehli and Tel Aviv had disappeared in nuclear fire, and Japan had been conquered by China. This is the backdrop for the Literature/MoreauSeries.



The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S. Andrew Swann.

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The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S. Andrew Swann.
Swann. Description and tropes may contain spoilers.
This FutureHistory is also an AlternateHistory, with a divergence point in the late 1990s or early 20th century. Around that time the Pan-Asian war broke out, a conflict that stretched from Israel to Japan. During this war, many countries created [[UpliftedAnimal Moreaus]] to fight for them, and a few nations, including Japan, ignored the U.N. ban on human genetic engineering and created several varieties of [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]]. Before the war was over, Tokyo, New Dehli and Tel Aviv had disappeared in nuclear fire, and Japan had been conquered by China. This is the backdrop for the Literature/MoreauSeries.


The discovery that aliens called The Race had deliberately destabilized human politics led to massive interstellar expeditions in slower than light craft and the Genocide War, in which humanity destroyed every colony of the Race and set [[KillSat battlestations]] to destroy anything lifting off from their homeworld. Artificial wormholes were developed, sent at sublight speeds to distant stars, and used to dump anyone the UN world government deemed undesirable. When the Centauri Trading Company discovered the Paralians, they learned the math that allowed the development of true FTL ships via the 'Tach-Drive'. They used this leverage to overthrow the Terran government and form the Terran Confederacy. This is the backdrop of [[Literature/HostileTakeoverSwann Hostile Takeover]]

After the fall of the Confederacy, Terran space broke up into a number of feuding polities, the largest of which is the Eridani Caliphate. Other major powers include the Indi Protectorate, SEEC, and the isolationist Fifteen Worlds, inhabited by moreaus and frankensteins. This is the backdrop for ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}''




!!Tropes present throughout the series. May contain spoilers.

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!!Tropes present throughout the series. May contain spoilers.


* Tropes in ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}'' (Forthcoming)

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* Tropes in ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}'' (Forthcoming)


* StarfishAliens The Paralians are described as 'squid-dolphins'. The Helminth are meter-long worms which have technology and build cities, but human scientists are largely unable to communicate with them. The Race are colorless amoeboid blobs.

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* StarfishAliens StarfishAliens: The Paralians are described as 'squid-dolphins'. The Helminth are meter-long worms which have technology and build cities, but human scientists are largely unable to communicate with them. The Race are colorless amoeboid blobs.


[[AC: The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S.A. Swann:]]

* ''The Moreau Series'' is a BioPunk series set in the mid 21st Century, and consists of
** ''Forests of the Night'' Nohar Rajasthan is an [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted tiger]] who works as a PI in Cleveland and becomes embroiled in political conspiracy.
** ''Emperors of the Twilight'' stars [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]] federal agent Evi Isham, who finds herself inexplicably out in the cold.
** ''Specters of the Dawn'' follows reformed [[UpliftedAnimal rabbit]] gang leader Angel Lopez to the supposed tolerant haven of San Francisco
** ''Fearful Symmetries'' returns to an aging and retired Nohar, called back in for one last case.
* ''Hostile Takeover'' covers the conflict between the star-spanning Confederacy and the anarchist planet of Bakunin.
** ''Profiteer''
** ''Partisan''
** ''Revolutionary''
* ''Apotheosis'' follows agents of two of the Confederacy's successor states as they investigate lost human colonies and an inexplicable anomaly.
** ''Prophets''
** ''Heretics''
** ''Messiah''


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[[AC: The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S.A. Swann:]]

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S. Andrew Swann.

''The Moreau Series'' is a BioPunk series set in the mid 21st Century, and consists of
** * ''Forests of the Night'' Nohar Rajasthan is an [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted tiger]] who works as a PI in Cleveland and becomes embroiled in political conspiracy.
** * ''Emperors of the Twilight'' stars [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]] federal agent Evi Isham, who finds herself inexplicably out in the cold.
** * ''Specters of the Dawn'' follows reformed [[UpliftedAnimal rabbit]] gang leader Angel Lopez to the supposed tolerant haven of San Francisco
** * ''Fearful Symmetries'' returns to an aging and retired Nohar, called back in for one last case.
*
case.

''Hostile Takeover'' covers the conflict between the star-spanning Confederacy and the anarchist planet of Bakunin.
** * ''Profiteer''
** * ''Partisan''
** ''Revolutionary''
* ''Revolutionary''

''Apotheosis'' follows agents of two of the Confederacy's successor states as they investigate lost human colonies and an inexplicable anomaly.
** * ''Prophets''
** * ''Heretics''
** ''Messiah''

* ''Messiah''



* Tropes in ''Literature/Apotheosis'' (Forthcoming)

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* Tropes in ''Literature/Apotheosis'' ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}'' (Forthcoming)



* ArtificialGravity Contragrav is a standard feature of the latter two series

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* ArtificialGravity ArtificialGravity: Contragrav is a standard feature of the latter two seriesseries.



* TheChessmaster: Elements of the AI called Random Walk[[spoiler:/Tjaele Mosasa/Mike Kelly/Ambrose/Adam]] have been manipulating human society to its own ends and that of its alien creators for centuries.



* {{Precursors}}: The Dolbrians terraformed an unknown but large number of worlds, several of which still have star maps and/or megalithic artifacts on them. The [[ScienceMarchesOn Face on Mars]] is one such artifact.



* {{Terraforming}} A number of worlds were terraformed by the [[{{Precursors}} Dolbrians]]. Humans reterraformed Mars, and also terraformed Titan and several other large moons of the outer planets. Those colonies were later destroyed in a GreyGoo incident and the reactions to same.
* TheChessmaster: Elements of the AI called Random Walk[[spoiler:/Tjaele Mosasa/Mike Kelly/Ambrose/Adam]] have been manipulating human society to its own ends and that of its alien creators for centuries.
* {{Precursors}}: The Dolbrians terraformed an unknown but large number of worlds, several of which still have star maps and/or megalithic artifacts on them. The [[ScienceMarchesOn Face on Mars]] is one such artifact.

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* {{Terraforming}} {{Terraforming}}: A number of worlds were terraformed by the [[{{Precursors}} Dolbrians]]. Humans reterraformed Mars, and also terraformed Titan and several other large moons of the outer planets. Those colonies were later destroyed in a GreyGoo incident and the reactions to same.
* TheChessmaster: Elements of the AI called Random Walk[[spoiler:/Tjaele Mosasa/Mike Kelly/Ambrose/Adam]] have been manipulating human society to its own ends and that of its alien creators for centuries.
* {{Precursors}}: The Dolbrians terraformed an unknown but large number of worlds, several of which still have star maps and/or megalithic artifacts on them. The [[ScienceMarchesOn Face on Mars]] is one such artifact.
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!!Tropes present throughout the series

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!!Tropes present throughout the seriesseries. May contain spoilers.


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* TheChessmaster: Elements of the AI called Random Walk[[spoiler:/Tjaele Mosasa/Mike Kelly/Ambrose/Adam]] have been manipulating human society to its own ends and that of its alien creators for centuries.


* TechnicalPacifist: The Race. They consider it to be the height of immorality to actually raise a hand(or pseudopod) against another sapient. Hiring mercenaries, sparking wars, destabilizing countries, building AI guided weapons, these are all fine, but they would never acutually used violence against you themselves.

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* TechnicalPacifist: The Race. They consider it to be the height of immorality to actually raise a hand(or pseudopod) against another sapient. Hiring mercenaries, sparking wars, destabilizing countries, building AI guided weapons, these are all fine, but they would never acutually used actually use violence against you themselves.


* TechnicalPacifict: The Race. They consider it to be the height of immorality to actually raise a hand(or pseudopod) against another sapient. Hiring mercenaries, sparking wars, destabilizing countries, building AI guided weapons, these are all fine, but they would never acutually used violence against you themselves.

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* TechnicalPacifict: TechnicalPacifist: The Race. They consider it to be the height of immorality to actually raise a hand(or pseudopod) against another sapient. Hiring mercenaries, sparking wars, destabilizing countries, building AI guided weapons, these are all fine, but they would never acutually used violence against you themselves.

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* TechnicalPacifict: The Race. They consider it to be the height of immorality to actually raise a hand(or pseudopod) against another sapient. Hiring mercenaries, sparking wars, destabilizing countries, building AI guided weapons, these are all fine, but they would never acutually used violence against you themselves.

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[[AC: The Terran Confederacy is the setting of three linked series by S.A. Swann:]]

* ''The Moreau Series'' is a BioPunk series set in the mid 21st Century, and consists of
** ''Forests of the Night'' Nohar Rajasthan is an [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted tiger]] who works as a PI in Cleveland and becomes embroiled in political conspiracy.
** ''Emperors of the Twilight'' stars [[DesignerBabies frankenstein]] federal agent Evi Isham, who finds herself inexplicably out in the cold.
** ''Specters of the Dawn'' follows reformed [[UpliftedAnimal rabbit]] gang leader Angel Lopez to the supposed tolerant haven of San Francisco
** ''Fearful Symmetries'' returns to an aging and retired Nohar, called back in for one last case.
* ''Hostile Takeover'' covers the conflict between the star-spanning Confederacy and the anarchist planet of Bakunin.
** ''Profiteer''
** ''Partisan''
** ''Revolutionary''
* ''Apotheosis'' follows agents of two of the Confederacy's successor states as they investigate lost human colonies and an inexplicable anomaly.
** ''Prophets''
** ''Heretics''
** ''Messiah''


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[[index]]
* Tropes in the ''Literature/MoreauSeries''
* Tropes in ''[[Literature/HostileTakeoverSwann Hostile Takeover]]''
* Tropes in ''Literature/Apotheosis'' (Forthcoming)
[[/index]]
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!!Tropes present throughout the series
* ArtificialGravity Contragrav is a standard feature of the latter two series
* BirdPeople: The Volerans are broadly avian, resembling colorful eyeless ostriches
* FasterThanLightTravel: Tachyon drive ships, invented using equations obtained from the alien Paralians. Prior to that, interstellar travel was by artificial wormhole.
* FlyingCar: In the ''Literature/MoreauSeries'' these used vectored thrust fans and are primarily vehicles of the wealthy, or at least quite well-off. By ''[[Literature/HostileTakeoverSwann Hostile Takeover]]'' they rely on contragravity and are much more common.
* GameChanger: The Paralian tach drive allowed the Centauri Trading Company to overthrow the U.N. and form the Terran Confederacy. [[spoiler: The Dolbrian starmap on Bakunin showed the location hundreds of (presumably) terraformed worlds. Whoever controls it has a huge advantage in galactic politics]]
* GreyGoo: The colony on Titan was devoured by a Grey Goo swarm, leading to Main/{{Nanomachines}} being made one of the Heretical Technologies as well. The Confederacy and its successor states continued this policy, enforcing it with things like [[ColonyDrop hundred kilometer asteroids]]. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure!
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: The U.N. prohibited genetic engineering of humans, and later of all sapients, as well as the construction or use of AIs. After the GreyGoo incident that ate Titan, nanotech
* StarfishAliens The Paralians are described as 'squid-dolphins'. The Helminth are meter-long worms which have technology and build cities, but human scientists are largely unable to communicate with them. The Race are colorless amoeboid blobs.
* {{Terraforming}} A number of worlds were terraformed by the [[{{Precursors}} Dolbrians]]. Humans reterraformed Mars, and also terraformed Titan and several other large moons of the outer planets. Those colonies were later destroyed in a GreyGoo incident and the reactions to same.
* {{Precursors}}: The Dolbrians terraformed an unknown but large number of worlds, several of which still have star maps and/or megalithic artifacts on them. The [[ScienceMarchesOn Face on Mars]] is one such artifact.

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