Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.
Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. As suitable terra firma was identified swarms of craft consolidated as hive ships. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.
The nature was right. The execution flawed.
- Rod Dunne unleashes the first of his science fiction series featuring the autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.