The Ascension Factor

New Worlds, New Destinies, But First We Must Survive Ourselves.

The sea-world of Pandora, so unlike waterless Dune, is similar in one fateful way - its struggle for survival. An awesome conflict, one that will either transform or destroy the planet, has divided the people of Pandora: its dictator, the sadistic Raja Flattery...its resistance, the anarchistic Shadows (who may or may not exist)...and its promised savior, the beautiful near-human Crista Galli, who was raised undersea. Now the remnants of humanity, having mastered the Void and transformed this new world, depart once more for the waiting stars. . . But this time, Man does not go alone.