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August 20001: The Settlers


CHARACTERS

No specific ones.


CONFLICT

Protagonist

The first settlers of Mars, post-expeditions.

Antagonist

The Loneliness, which they feel as they leave Earth.

Climax

Leaving Earth, the settlers must deal with The Loneliness as their previous lives disappear before their eyes.

Outcome

There are few settlers in the beginning of the colonization process.


THEMES

The human cost of exploration, as even pioneers intent on braving new worlds feel a sense of loss at what they leave behind and anxiety over being alone in their new environs. This vignette wryly notes that the number of settlers who head for Mars grows as the actual Earthian population on Mars increases, providing better protection against The Loneliness.

Summary

American settlers leave Earth for Mars and are seized by loneliness as they depart.

Notes

This is another of the prose-poem vignettes that bridges the main stories.


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