GENERATIONS AGO HUMANITY WAS FORCED TO ABANDON EARTH.
Rescued by the enigmatic Arthroplana in their mysterious Beastships and taken far from home, the Human race tries to atone for killing their home planet thousands of years ago. Settled on the alien twin planets of Caster and Pollux, they must make no impact on the fragile ecologies of their host planets and even every drop of water must be returned.
Humanity has tried to adjust.
Despite the constant watch of the Arthroplana and the Human Conservancy, John Gen-93-Beta has reluctantly agreed to captain the Beastship Evangeline on an unthinkable journey to a dead planet... Earth.
An engrossing voyage of discovery unfolds for five travellers: John, his First Mate Connie, stowaway Raef, Tug the Arthroplana and the Beastship Evangeline herself. On a planet none quite expected, each learns the power of being human.
Megan Lindholm is alias for Margaret (Megan) Lindholm Ogden. She also writes as Robin Hobb.
Lindholm was born in 1952 in California, US. She is married with sailor Fred Ogden and they have four children and grandchildren. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her cats and youngest child.
For most of her teen years Lindholm lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. She majored in Communications at Denver University, Colorado. She worked as a journalist in Kodiak and wrote fairy tales to children's magazines. She has always been a keen reader and already knew as a child that she wanted to be an author. She sold her first story when she was 18. In 1971 she started writing as Megan Lindholm. Her first book came out in 1983.