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Prospect of a World I Dream
What happens when the life you thought you knew turns out to be a lie?
Inna and her young shipmates have spent countless lifetimes on the Canto de Esperanza starship. Old Earth is a distant dream. Their parents died there millennia ago. Now their trajectory is taking them to a new planet for colonization. Thousands of years have passed in anticipation of beginning anew.
But Control, the unseen overseers guiding the ship, announce that discovery of a red giant in their destination’s solar system has made colonization impossible. Their target planet is gone. Swallowed by its decaying sun. Now the crew must embark on a contingency mission to mine for fuel in a nearby asteroid belt.
Inna volunteers for the mining mission and, to her delight, so does Ayden, the boy she has spent her life admiring from afar. But Inna is soon to discover that Ayden has a terrifying reason for volunteering.
Their purpose for living, a dark secret, is about to be revealed.
Prospect of a World I Dream is a unique treat from 2013 Clarion West Writers Workshop graduate, Alex Kane. Each line shimmers with crystalline beauty, technical brilliance, and tension. Kane takes a classic science fiction trope and injects a generous dose of adolescent angst into the mix to achieve a masterly glimpse into a nightmare future.
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