This, the sixth entry in our stand alone novella series, is the latest creation of award-winning author Eric Brown. On Arcturus VII is a fabulous slice of planetary romance, traditional in style but wholly contemporary in its delivery.
Former pilot and planetary pioneer Jonathan James is tempted out of retirement by an offer he can’t refuse. It means going back to the one place he vowed never to return to: Arcturus Seven. A Closed Planet; a hothouse world where every plant and animal is hell-bent on killing and consuming you; the place that cost him the life of the only woman he has ever truly loved.
Jonathan knows the wealthy tycoon seeking to recruit him cannot be trusted, but he has no choice. If he doesn’t do it, someone else will, and Arcturus Seven has a secret, one which must never be disclosed, so Jonathan accepts the mission even though it means facing memories he has spent years denying.
A sparkling tale of romance, intrigue, and adventure; comforting in its setting, brilliant in its execution.
"On Arcturus VII provides us with a wonderful new example of Eric Brown’s skill at weaving an exciting and ultimately satisfying slice of classic science fiction within the length constraints of a novella." – SFcrowsnest
Available as an A5 paperback and a numbered limited edition hardback signed by the author, limited to just 70 copies.