Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender's Game and Xenocide, teams up with a remarkable new talent to launch an epic science fiction saga of space exploration – and of a dramatic conflict between human and non-human intelligence. On the Ark, a colony ship bound outward across the stars, not everyone is a volunteer – or even human. Lovelock is a capuchin monkey, engineered from conception to be the perfect servant: intelligent, agile, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness, privileged to spend his days and nights recording the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists via digital devices implanted behind his eyes.
But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses. He's a little smarter than most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery – and want freedom.
Like Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide, Lovelock probes the provocative interface between humanity and another sentient species, set against the awesome scope of interstellar space.
ORSON SCOTT CARD is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. His most recent novel is The Ships of Earth.
KATHRYN H. KIDD is the author of Paradise Vue and The Alphabet Year and a children's book, The Innkeeper's Daughter, published by Hatrack River Press, a small press that specializes in novels written for a Mormon audience.