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.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.