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.
Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman. His short story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award. He’s had 81 short stories published since 2003.