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Humanity was in trouble. By the early 22nd Century, endless wars, overpopulation, food shortages and dwindling resources threatened to doom the entire species.

With survival as their sole goal, the most powerful nations of the era agreed to finally unite under a single flag, to put aside cultural and historical differences, and seek the long-term preservation of humanity. The majority of Earth nations would eventually join what was officially known as the Union of Earth Nations.

They were successful, initially.

Midway through the 22nd Century, humanity discovered the galaxy’s biggest secret: the secret of advanced spaceflight.

Humans finally joined the ranks of the ascended species and could carve themselves an empire in the stars. Unfortunately, the frontier had already been settled and humanity’s new galactic neighbours were none too keen to share territory and technology with a species they viewed as untrustworthy and warlike.

Several futile conflicts did little to endear humanity to its new galactic neighbours. A federation of the most powerful sapient species, The Assembly, passed trade embargos and economic sanctions, leaving humanity to pick the scraps of the explored galaxy. Every dream humanity had was shattered. Their off-world colonies, dubbed the Fifteen Systems, were based on barely-habitable worlds deemed too hostile, or too worthless for the other species.

But one group sees a bright future for humanity and are now reaching the final phase of a plan centuries in the making, to bring about a new dawn’s light.

Over the coming months, this page will become your portal to learning more about the species, organisations and history of the Dawn’s Light universe.

In preparation for the releases of Lone Wolf and Lunar Eclipse, there will be regular updates to this page. Our aim is to give you a glimpse into a galaxy brimming with political backstabbing, criminal organisations, racial tension, religious conflict and war.

Dawn's Light

Dawn's Light is a series of grimdark science-fiction/space opera novels, novellas and shorts set in a hostile future galaxy.


C. John Archer

C. John Archer is a British author and screenwriter, author of Dawn's Light and contributor to several film publications.






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