Meet the people who will save the Galaxy...
Lunzie, fresh from her adventures in "The Death of Sleep", has discovered that the one good heavyworlder she ever met isn't so good after all...
Fordeliton, sent off to investigate the connection between the super-rich and the planet pirates, is now dying of a mysterious slow poison. His aunt's spiritual advisor wants to give him her "Special Cure".
Dupaynil, having made the mistake of pushing Sassinak too far, has been exiled to Seti space aboard a tiny escort vessel – where he's discovered that the crew are in the pay of the planet pirates...
Aygar, the idealistic young Iretan, is out to prove he has brains as well as heavyworlder brawn... but there are plenty who'd like to blow them out before he can learn to use them.
Then there's Sassinal, ordered
to report to FedCentral for the trial of the mutineer Tanegli. She'd
been told to disarm her ship when it enters restricted space; she'd
been told her crew can't have liberty or leave; and she'd been told to
follow all the rules. You remember Sassinal... the only person who
might be able to stop the disaster ahead never been one to follow the
Elizabeth Moon is an American fantasy and science fiction author. She was born born 1945. She grew up on the Texas-Mexico border. She has degrees in history and biology, and she programmed computers while in the Marine Corps.
She began writing stories in childhood, but didn't make a fiction sale until she was forty. She has several books in print, including The Speed of Dark. She and her husband live in Central Texas; their son, in his early twenties, is autistic.
She loves the outdoors, rides horses, sings in a choir, and would rather do anything than clean house.
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Photo: Elizabeth Moon at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Szymon Sokół.