Cut to when now was then. The populations of Indo-Eurasia and continental Texas were gone — the hepafungus and the weather wiped ‘em out.
A beleaguered clique of hedge fund managers drifted for months on soiled yachts. At length Chuck Huff, Hugh Pugh and Wally Fuchs ditched their sinking vessels, waded ashore on some godforsaken spit, stuck a pennant in the mud, and declared themselves a legal person.
It was a stained glass moment in neo-evolution.
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