"...James Jackson's latest work, Colony, is an intricately woven tale of Scifi. It starts off at a moderate pace as you have to read the background story as well as the technical jargon, but that's part and parcel of Scifi novels as learning the technology created in the author's mind takes time. It's a good read, if you're a lover of well developed SciFi, heck even if you're not, give Colony a read" - Paintmonet
The spacecraft Terran has returned, and brings with it stories of new places, other races, and new dangers. During their three year absence the people of Earth have not been lax. The colony ship 'Liberty' is almost ready for launch, while the space station Unity, replaces the long since lost International Space Station.
Meanwhile, other nations have not been lax either in their integration of alien technologies. China's economic might turned to the study of the alien technology, along with their own plans for space exploration. Other countries fearing being left behind these economic giants, join one side or the other, pooling their resources into the escalating space race. Who will launch their ship first?
While the coalition continues to steadily construct their colony ship, China shocks everyone when their spacecraft launches first. In a surprise move China disavows the ship, and declares it's crew enemies of the state. This ship causes considerable havoc then leaves Earth's orbit, heading out and into the vast expanse of space.
"Exploring is in our nature, as is exploiting new territories and lands when we discover them. Colonizing the stars has always been a dream until now."