//~Mission to locate Earth-temperate planet for colonisation: failed …
//~1000 years out from Earth base, damage to colony sleeper hangars 1, 3 and 4 sustained … all lives lost … hangars 2 and 5 still operational …
//~Mission parameters adjusted: Augmentation of colonists to commence …
//~Request all drones and ‘bots to medical units to begin experimentation …
A novella of power and humanity from ‘one of the very best of the new generation of British SF writers.’ – Vector
‘SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility … accomplished and affecting.’ – Paul McAuley
117pp. A5-format paperback original novella.
Published 20 January 2005
Also available as a numbered limited edition deluxe hardback, signed by the author:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Brown has written many acclaimed science fiction novels, novellas and short stories, and also children’s books. He was born in Haworth, Yorkshire in May 1960 and began writing in 1975. In the 1980s he travelled extensively throughout Greece and Asia (some of his novels are set in India). His first publication was in 1982, when his play for children, Noel’s Ark, appeared. His career took off in the late ’80s with a succession of short stories in Interzone and other publications. His story The Time-Lapsed Man won the Interzone readers’ poll for the most admired story of 1988, and an Eastercon short text award in 1995. He was voted the Best New European SF Writer of the Year in the early ’90s and has subsequently won the British Science Fiction Award twice, for the short stories Hunting the Slarque in 1999 and Children of Winter in 2001.