I'm looking for the name of a science fiction novel from the late 90's or early 2000's.

The plot revolved around a group of genetically engineered young adults that lived in a "pod" or family group. They were potentially telepathic or communicated using pheromones. If I remember correctly, they were chasing someone, a male who fled down to Earth. People still lived on Earth, but were not advanced like the collectivist group in the "pod". I believe they lived on a ring orbiting the Earth?

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Singularity's Ring by Paul Melko

The story is set in a future after a singularity event, which caused the bulk of humanity to disappear. The focus of this event was a huge space station which rings the Earth, and which remains uninhabited after the singularity.

The majority of humans are now genetically engineered to form pods, groups of 2 to 5 individuals with the ability to form an emergent personality from those individuals.

The story follows a young pod named Apollo Papadopulos who is training to become the captain of a new starship which is to be launched soon. Apollo Papadopulos is composed of five teenagers; Strom, Meda, Quant, Manuel and Moira. The story moves between the points of view of each of these individuals, and that of Apollo Papadopulos itself.

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