Just thought I'd direct your attention to this awesome short story: "I am boss".
It's a pity their commenting is broken, I was going to say,
This is fantastic, and I thank you for it. It is precisely the sort of story I love--it provides enough detail so that I know what's going on, and don't feel lost, and yet it refrains from spelling out every last piece. I want to know about the Doombridge Project and the Secret Wars, of course I do! But there are plenty of poorly-written sci-fi novels that will tell me all about them, if I really want the mystery dispelled. Much better to hear them mentioned, as if I already knew what they were, and let that be enough.