NONexistence is a new series under the umbrella of The ANT1-HER0 Project... It will take place
roughly thirty years after the events of War Paint, and depicts three crews of astronauts tasked with
colonizing Mars as Earth becomes ravaged by climate change disasters and ongoing political
struggle. Having lost all contact with a dying planet for nearly a year, each crew must decide how it
will spend the remainder of its resources. Some will try to stick to the mission, others will attempt to
return to Earth, and a few will spend their final days exploring the vastness of space.
One of the topics NONexistence will explore is the aftermath of man’s arrogance as it sought to
terraform another planet while our environment back home collapses due to unsustainable resource
extraction and consumption caused by rampant capitalist globalization. Had this for-profit venture
succeeded, and the people of Earth been able to keep providing resources —who would’ve had the
privilege to pursue life on the new world? Who would it have been for? And when all was said and
done, would it have been worth the sacrifice?