Mission ChildMaureen 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.
Genres: science fiction