The Incorporated Territories
“Do you believe in the unknown? That humanity is poised on the threshold of a revolution, that everything is about to change and the Firmament will never be the same? Or do you just want to see what all the fuss is about? Whatever you believe, Nova Sirius isn’t some far-off fairy tale. It’s out there, and the Sirius Oracle is real. Is it a fancy computer or a silicon god? No one knows, and that’s what makes a trip to Nova Sirius so exciting.
Far from being reclusive, the Church of the Singularity welcomes pilgrims and religious tourists who maintain proper levels of decorum and respect. For a reasonable donation to the Church’s upkeep and maintenance fund, you could even stand in front of the Oracle - yes, THE Oracle - and ask it a question. We can’t guarantee it will answer you: but what we can guarantee is that the experience will be worth every credit!”
“Follow the money, that’s what they say. Well, if you want to follow the money, then Phoenix is where you want to go. Every would-be baron of the stars needs to visit once in their life, just to see the pulsing heartbeat of interstellar commerce in front of their eyes. The flow of credits, hiss of drones and aerocars, the neon glow of the greatest cities in the universe - that’s true power. That’s the pinnacle of human achievement! 7,000 years of human civilisation culminated in the planet of Gibson: an edifice to greatness that would put Ozymandias to shame. For while Tau might be our beloved capitol, the Phoenix system is where the magic happens.
Whether it’s a relaxing stay at a luxury hotel, an impressive setting to a business meeting, or an authentic foray into the vibrant street culture of the Neotokyo Conurbation, Phoenix has something for everyone. How could it not, with that many people?”