Instability: Eclipse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Science Fiction


“I don’t seek to destroy humanity. I seek to redefine it."



In the year 2156, mankind’s failed attempt to harness the power of the Sun plunges it into a world of perpetual darkness, where hope is scarce and despair is contagious. With the surface world
scarred by immeasurable amounts of radiation and heat, humanity’s fate teeters precariously on the brink of the abyss. Even so, mankind begins to rebuild its cities from the skeletal concrete
structures that sprawl across the landscape, scavenging from the ruins of the great monuments to human innovation that now lie crumbled and forgotten. Twenty years after the event known as the
Cataclysm, a mysterious entity surfaces from the ashes of humanity, intent on forcing the evolution of the human race beyond nature’s limits. As more of mankind is forcibly transformed into
biomechanical abominations as a result of the Splice virus, the human race is seemingly condemned to a fate far worse than extinction, with its fate left in the hands of a ragtag band of soldiers
who quickly find themselves way out of their depth.

Table of Contents

Prologue - Hell on Earth

Submitted: June 14, 2018

Year 2156 Lloyd Brooks unsteadily sat up on the floor, his vision blurring as another tremor shook the building. The screen which h... Read Chapter

Hephaestus

Submitted: June 14, 2018

Year 2166 “Get up, kid; you’ll be late for work.” Dominic Brooks grunted in acknowledgment and rolled over on his straw-fil... Read Chapter

Nexus

Submitted: June 14, 2018

  Year 2176 Ding, ding. “Mr. Brooks?” Ding. “Mr. Brooks!” Dominic groggily lifted his head off the w... Read Chapter

Aircrash

Submitted: June 16, 2018

Over the next hour, the Valkyrie soared through the storm-stricken night sky that tormented the ship’s passengers with almost endless... Read Chapter

Silverfish

Submitted: June 18, 2018

“We’ll rest here for a while,” the major wheezed as he collapsed atop his crates. Dawn was steadily approaching and the first f... Read Chapter

Fort Bragg

Submitted: June 20, 2018

They had barely made it outside the town limits when they were deafened by a thunderous boom and blinded by the light of a million suns... Read Chapter

London-bound

Submitted: June 22, 2018

  Theta was called for an assignment briefing the next day early in the morning when the tiny speck of the Sun had yet to rise... Read Chapter

Westminster

Submitted: June 24, 2018

  The flight to London was long and uncomfortable, with the soldiers wearing their bulky armor. Only two hours had passed when... Read Chapter

Sentinel

Submitted: June 26, 2018

Sigma and Theta split up from their position. Since Sigma had significantly more combat training than Theta, the plan was for Theta to ... Read Chapter

The Arbitrator

Submitted: July 01, 2018

  “This doesn’t make sense,” muttered Harlow as he gazed at Holloway’s limp body, “How could she be infected? She ne... Read Chapter

Oxford

Submitted: July 13, 2018

  A few hours after zip-lining from the Arbitrator’s mooring cable onto the nearby skyscraper, the duo was on the road once ... Read Chapter

Abandonment

Submitted: July 17, 2018

    “Something’s got them riled,” remarked Dominic as they approached the Coalition camp. They parked the hov... Read Chapter

Lost Paradigm

Submitted: July 23, 2018

  [JUNE 21 2150] [clears throat] I am Dr. Malcolm Ryder and this is my first audio log recording during my time at Paradigm ... Read Chapter

Fallen Angel

Submitted: July 31, 2018

“There isn’t a Progenitor. In fact, there never was. It was all a ruse made up to hide the existence of Archangel. Which means…... Read Chapter

Archetype

Submitted: August 09, 2018

“Hey, get up, lieutenant. Get up!” Elizabeth felt a sharp prod in her side and she sluggishly opened her eyes, drifting in and ou... Read Chapter

Martyrdom

Submitted: August 09, 2018

It turned out that Dr. Ryder had lined several corridors throughout the compound with Splice disruptors, providing them with a straight... Read Chapter

Author's Note

Submitted: August 09, 2018

A monumental thanks to everyone for taking the time to read my novel (an even greater thanks for those that endured the painful amount ... Read Chapter