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Vaskania Prime

by PatternShift

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Tidal Lock 04:54
Alien Gaze 04:33
Dream Exit 03:10


Vaskania Prime is one of many exoplanets that was targeted for colonization from Earth in the late 23rd century. To reach other habitable systems, humans designed large-scale, self-replicating robotic fleets. Modeled on Von Neumann probes, the ships of the fleet were built with minimal resources in the inner Sol system. They mined raw materials, hydrocarbons, water, and other resources from asteroids and Kuiper belt objects as they traveled through the outer system on the way to interstellar space. These fleets were operated by distributed AI systems, and were capable of self-repair and complex planning. They carried a seed vault and multiple copies of all information networks from Earth.

The most precious cargo was the store of human embryos. No adult humans were present for the thousand year voyage to Vaskania Prime. While the fleet terraformed the new world, the embryos were genetically modified to be viable in their new environment. The embryos were then “birthed” from incubated fluid sacs, with the genetic engineering and upbringing process improving iteratively over the generations.


released October 19, 2018

Produced and written by Ben Kamphaus.


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Cinematic synthesizer music from outside the solar system.

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