Leaving Earth

by Warfox

Original COMPLETED Drama Psychological Romance Sci-fi Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Post Apocalyptic Strong Lead Virtual Reality

After Dr. Hawthorne Crenshaw's university experiences a terrorist attack, he undertakes a titanic effort to colonize a new planet in an effort to rescue some small part of humanity from what he suspects is an unstoppable spiral into a Dark Age on Earth. Subjecting himself to tens of thousands of years of repeated cycles of cryogenic freezing and unfreezing to monitor his passengers, he and his AI T.I.A. shepherd Earth's first, and perhaps only effort into colonizing a new planet.

Cover by Ana Ristovska

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue: Parting Message ago
Chapter 1: Good Night ago
Chapter 2: Thursday, March 19, 2099, Day One ago
Chapter 3: Friday, March 20, 2099, Day Two ago
Chapter 4: Saturday, March 21, 2099, Day Three ago
Chapter 5: Sunday, March 22, 2099, Day Four ago
Chapter 6: Cycle 2, Wednesday March 23, 2133 ago
Chapter 7: Cycle 2, A Message for Earth ago
Chapter 8: Cycle 2, Silence is a Message All its Own ago
Chapter 9: Cycle 2, Unintended Consequences ago
Chapter 10: Cycle 2, Three Paths ago
Chapter 11: Cycle 3, Tragedy and Comedy ago
Chapter 12: Cycle 3, Planning and Review ago
Chapter 13: Cycle 3, Working it All Out ago
Chapter 14: Cycle 4, Mount Ararat ago
Chapter 15: Cycle 4, Settling in for the Long Haul ago
Chapter 16: Cycle 12, Breakthrough ago
Chapter 17: Cycle 12, Reaching Out ago
Chapter 18: Cycle 12, Ships Passing in the Night ago
Chapter 19: Cycle 12.5, Life Marches On ago
Chapter 20: Cycle 13, Working Against Time ago
Chapter 21: Cycle 13.5, Sacrifices ago
Chapter 22: Cycle 13.5, Crossing Paths ago
Chapter 23: Cycle 14, Coming Together ago
Chapter 24: Cycle 14, What We Can and Can’t Do ago
Chapter 25: Cycle 14.5, Enemy Territory ago
Chapter 26, Cycle 14.5, Escape ago
Chapter 27, Cycle 14.5, War ago
Chapter 28, Cycle 15, Alone Again ago
Chapter 29, Cycle 16, With Millennia Ahead ago
Chapter 30: Cycle 30, Time is Relative ago
Chapter 31: Cycle 42, Terrible Teen ago
Chapter 32: Cycle 61, Men at Work ago
Chapter 33: Cycle 62, Guilt ago
Non-chapter, Discord update! ago
Chapter 34: Cycle 77, Phoenix Rising ago
Chapter 35: Cycle 86, Happy Birthday ago
Chapter 36: Cycle 155, Building a Human ago
Chapter 37: Cycle 200, Steel Skin, Electric Blood ago
Chapter 38: Cycle 250, Read-Only Memories ago
Chapter 39: Cycle 500, Plans and Results ago
Chapter 40: Cycle 500, The Shower ago
Chapter 41: Cycle 500, Drops in the Bucket ago
Chapter 42: Cycle 1043 Priorities ago
Chapter 43: Cycle 1472, Hearts ago
Chapter 44: Cycle 1532, Columbia Trail ago
Chapter 45: Cycle 1572, Illusion of Choice ago
Chapter 46: Cycle 1574, The Past and Future ago
Chapter 47: Cycle 1576, A Lovely Surprise ago
Chapter 48: Cycle 1657, The Buzzsaw ago
Chapter 49: Cycle 2058, Planting Seeds ago
Chapter 50: Cycle 2702: Building a Future ago
Chapter 51: Cycle 2941: A New Home ago
Epilogue ago
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this is great. Well thought out story, realistic characters, and a writing style that keeps it interesting. High quality scifi, in that the subject matter is thought out, the science realistic-ish, and the etting real and believable. Like you’d expect from Michael Crichton or Andy Weir.

The only flaw for me is the grammar. The author can’t seem to get the tenses right. It’s future tense one minute, then past, then present.

Apart from that minor error, 11/10. Keep up the good work. I’d buy this if it were published, edited, and I had money.

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One of my favorite stories!

The story is a bit preachy, but it is well written, the chapters are long, and it is addicting.

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Truly a gem on rr that I am extemely happy to have read. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat, not because of the immense action (of which there is actually very little) but because of wanting to see what Earth and TIA do next. Its extremely fun to watch the characters grow (Especially TIA). Truly a recommended read.

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Great & thought provoking Sci-fi

I've never been huge into sci-fi, here and there a book do catch my attention... this is one of them.

As of chapter 21, I don't have a lot of bads thing to say about it. The world building and storytelling are great. The interaction between the characters is one of the main driving force of the story.

The author seems to take his time to flesh out the world and his characters. It's nice to not be rushed and feel like the world and its people are actually alive. 

The main grip I can have with this would be the beginning of the story and how it is setup. There seems to be many exaggeration and surrealist events. But the author explains them well enough and they are used as foundation to build characters and the world, so it dampens the effect. 
Some people seem to really have a mental block at that part, i'm not too sure why. The author seems to show how fragile all of us and all we built really are. Even how insignificant we are in the face of time and our own nature. Some stretch to the story will be needed to get somes of the points across.

I especially liked how self-fulfilling prophecy seems to be what drives the first few chapters and we get to ask ourselves a lot of questions and think about the how and if.

To conclude, I think the story early on could of been fleshed out better to make it more "real". But let's be honest, to create what the author is, you need to use your imagination and postulate on so many things... I must praise him for how well he's done so far. I have high expectation for this story and I rate it accordingly.

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A story unlike anything you've seen here.

Some authors like to think big. Some shoot for the moon. 

When's the last time you've seen someone shoot for Alpha Centauri?

This one is about an Exodus. Some scientist leaving Earth, fleeing from Humanity's bane : human themselves. It's not about what they'll do once they find their new home, though. It's about the trip. Every few decades, the MC wakes up for 3 days, to tend to the ship and observe the state of the planet he left, then gets back to his cryogenic-induced sleep. And boy oh boy is the writing good. The characters buildup is excellent. Even better, this is a story where you don't get slapped with a MC and 10k supporting characters. 

I've been looking for something like that for quite a while. Closest thing is probably "We are legion" from the Bobiverse. And if you liked We Are Legion, you're also gonna enjoy this one.

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Show, don't tell.

Constantly tries to show how much more human the AI is becoming in an obnoxious way. It seems that every second sentence it says AI wouldn't have done this before because she is becoming so much more human. It constantly violates the show, don't tell principle.

As much as I like the premise ill have to give up on it.

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Absolutely love this story. One of the few Solid Sci-fi stories on the site. Highly reccommend!!!

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Leaving Earth was a good sci-fi novel

The Style was very sci-fi 

The grammar was very good like any other autentic novel i read

The story was good not too fast not too slow

And the character is developing thought slowly

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thought provoking

I came in for a casual read, and ended up staying up till like 3:00 Am in order to get myself up to date. I always know I am in for a good read once I decide that sleep can wait.

Leaving Earth tells the story of what could be a very possible future one in which, fearing that human society is spiraling towards its destruction a brilliant scientist decides to take action and manages to create a colonization ship before things get too out of hand. 

I always love a good sci-fi and will admit this hit very close to home with the current political landscape.

Hope the author sees it through to completion as so many great Sci-fi on RR have failed to make it through " The Great Filter" :p

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incredible story! truly fascinating.

let me say that this story is incredible, thought-provoking in a scarily realistic way. it is truly fantastic work.