Mission Child - Maureen F. McHugh

Nebula Award: Best Novel nominee (2000).

Humanity once boldly pushed outward from the Earth to establish colonies throughout the galaxy. But humankind reached too far – overextending, faltering, and ultimately failing – leaving its distant, unremembered settlements to fend for themselves. Now, after many centuries, the progenitors have returned to reclaim their lost territories.

A stunning and provocative spiritual odyssey, THE MISSION CHILD is a powerful fable, a stirring adventure and a profoundly moving portrait of a lost woman in search of an identity.

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Release date: 1998
Genres: science fiction
Updated: August 19, 2021