Classic sense-of-wonder sf from the author of THE ENGINES OF GOD.
We are alone in the universe.
We have faster-than-light travel. We’ve been looking for over 1,000 years, and there is simply nothing out there.
The universe is a magnificent, but sterile, wilderness – and it all belongs to us. Maybe we’re lucky.
That’s the received wisdom, anyway.
A new expedition, investigating a mysteriously aborted mission 27 years earlier, is about to turn that wisdom on its head.