Swarm

The Prompt

Large Asteroid closing in on Earth

 

Communication with the Swarm was sporadic and tended to come in bursts, when the Swarm needed something. The groups had separated under conditions that would have been deemed a state war had the Break not happened in the midst of a catastrophe more deadly than anything that one side could have inflicted upon the other with force of arms. Neither side was likely to begin trusting the other anytime soon…

From: Seveneves, a novel, by Neal Stephenson

Image: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/13/seveneves-by-neal-stephenson-disaster-novel

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