A near(ish)-future hard sci-fi
To die is human. It is part of the experience of all humans, no matter what race, religion, or nationality, to confront our own mortality. So what does that make those who transcend our biological and Hayflick limits? Immortal? Godly? Xian? Sinners?
To deal with the ever increasing population of Earth, many choose or are forced into space colonisation missions. The riches of the solar system make their way back to Earth and its immortal ruling class. Wealth inequality is greater than can be imagined and those who try to even the table often shorten their already meagre lifespans.
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