Illustrated backstory
Under the subtle influence of the system's remaining transapients, expansion within the Solar System accelerates, and Terragens reach out to explore and even to colonize the nearby stars. New Interplanetary superpowers such as the Cislunar Alliance, Mars, and the Jovian League vie for political control as they grow, and begin to eclipse the great powers of Old Earth. Genetic engineering, self replicating nanotech machines, and other powerful technologies push back death and disease and drive prosperity to new heights, and the new science of applied memetics ensures that this prosperity is stable and widespread. It is the first great golden age of Solsys.