a distant future, human form has diversified into several races that are very
different from the Elten – the original humans. On a largely tamed Venus, two
such races struggle for survival and supremacy. The robotic, pacifist Aumons
find themselves ever more suppressed by the exuberant, vital and exotic Clonir.
But Arkhend, a new arrival at the Aumon’s Southern Arc, has first-hand
experience of their enemy and is determined that the Brotherhood should not
sink quietly into extinction but rather rouse themselves in defiance of the
Clonir before it’s too late…
One of science fictions most exciting new
voices, Andy West was runner up (along with Nina Allan) in the BSFA’s short
story competition a couple of years ago. He has gone on to have short fiction
published in a number of webzines and anthologies, including NewCon Press’ disLOCATIONS (2007) and Fables from the Fountain (2011), and we
are now proud to present this, his debut novel.