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.
Don Sakers is the author of the Scattered Worlds Mosaic series. He’s explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen Miranda’s ghost to Space Station 3, and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario. His book review column appears in Analog.