Final instalment from Philip K Dick Award-nominated series from Ada Hoffmann
Time is running out for the planet Jai. The artificially intelligent Gods who rule the galaxy have withdrawn their protection from the chaos-ravaged world, just as an ancient enemy closes in. For Yasira Shien, a scientist who has devoted herself to Jai’s rising rebellion, it’s time to do or die – and the odds are overwhelming.
Then enters Dr Evianna Talirr.
Talirr, the visionary who decimated the planet and began the rebellion, is not a woman to be trusted. But now, she’s returned with an unsettling prophecy that changes everything: the only way to save Jai is for Yasira Shien to die.
Yasira knows that it can’t be that simple. As she frantically searches for other options to save her home planet, her findings will upend everything she thought she knew about the Gods, the galaxy, and herself…
File under: Science Fiction [ Metal Lords | Impossible Choices | Us and Them | Vive La Revolution ]
About the Author
ADA HOFFMANN is a Canadian graduate student trying to teach computers to write poetry. Their acclaimed speculative short stories and poems have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, Uncanny, and two year's best anthologies. Ada was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. They are a former semi-professional soprano, a tabletop gamer and an active LARPer. They live in southern Ontario with a very polite black cat.