Admiral Ky Vatta returns to her home planet of Slotter Key expecting painful reminders of loss, but also a hero’s welcome. Instead she’s plunged into a desperate struggle for mere survival, with the elements and unknown enemies against her.
Joseph Helmreich is author of The Return (2017, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press). In addition to his writing, he is a member of alternative folk duo, Honeybrick, and a ventriloquist. He lives in New York City and works in film distribution.