Chapter four has been released. This is our first point of view from the starships. I have not yet explained their awareness or how they came to be. That will come later, explained within private conversations between humans and starships. I initially wrote an infodump to explain this but it was too much “tell” instead of “show”, so I scrapped it.
You might notice that the starships are named after prominent, well-known scientists (and one fictional captain). Each has her own personality. And yes, they all use and identify with the female gender pronoun. Because there are 175 ships, I’ll only be focusing on a few chosen ones in the ASC (Autonomous Starship Council).