I've always been a huge fan of Carl Sagan's, and his words about our future in space have always inspired me. This morning I ran across them once again and thought about how closely related what he was saying was to the origin of Eve Online. So why not mix the two?
Granted, as the story goes along the difference between Sagan's optimistic view of our future and the harsh reality of Eve become more and more apparent - which is the entire point.
We still have many rivers left to cross.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.