Those we left Behind
Home sweet home. In another 60 or 70 years the terraforming project will be more or less complete, and then even relatively unaugmented sleeves will be able to walk around outside. The cities are filled with hypercorp indebteds, criminals, and very desperate people. It’s not really my cup of tea. Out in the wilds, where a ruster can get some breathing room; that’s the place for me. Honest people doing an honest days work without some suite looking over your shoulder all day. I tell you, the accomodations ain’t much but if you ask me it’s paradise.
Alex Berthelsen, Barsoomian prospector