But not Ashnod. She still reads Terat, from her ideals to her agenda to her friends, but she's a Terat in the "real world". And she showcases an alternate path forward, besides an apocalyptic war between mundanes and novas. Frankly, the setting needs more characters like her, characters who have lives outside of the war narrative. Even if the War is unavoidable, characters such as Ashnod give the world more depth and color.
Same with Malu. Her dark night of the soul, over Fracture and the rumors of Bahrain, are the first real signs I've seen of Utopians having doubts about their organization and its actions. The official Utopians have all made their decision, to stand by the Project, or to side with Corbin's Aberrants. There just aren't any good examples of characters on the fence.
The only thing I never really cared for was the backstory for Machina. Interesting character, and an interesting way to introduce her (via an interview with a bitter employee). The gene splicing, though, doesn't really feel Aberrant to me.
One question, though - why didn't you ever post the pieces involving "V" or "Salamander"? I like both of them as is, and they've been done for years. So why not go ahead and make them available to everyone?