On the war-torn planet Novalis III, young Mathius struggles to help his family survive. Each day he scrounges for food and water, and must avoid both the government and rebel factions who abduct young boys and force them to become soldiers.
Sylvia Spruck Wrigley is a Nebula-nominated speculative fiction author and aviation journalist. She has been writing full-time since 2016, including bespoke near-future SF for Thales and NATO. She lives in Tallinn, Estonia.