Shortlisted for the BSFA Award for best short fiction, 2010
Recommended by Locus as one of the best novellas of 2009.
A tale of human colonisation, of struggle and impossible choices.
Neil Hanson answers a call to return to Reith, a colony world he helped to establish many, many years ago and never intended to see again; a world haunted by painful memories and now threatened by a secret from his past which even he didn’t know was there. Hanson is faced with an impossible challenge and seems destined to be either the young world’s saviour… or its destroyer.
“Dave Hutchinson is always interesting, always powerful, often chillingly so, as he pokes around in the dark underbelly of the modern age. It's always a pleasure to see new work from him.”
Lou Anders, Editorial Director, Pyr
Released as a limited edition of 150 dust-jacketed hardbacks signed by the author and introducer, and a limited edition of 200 paperbacks signed by the author.