Justina Robson (acclaimed author of NATURAL HISTORY LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE and the QUANTUM GRAVITY series) is back with a cutting edge novel of science adventure and ideas. On a world where science and magic are hard to tell apart a stranger arrives in a remote town with news of political turmoil to come. And a young woman learns that she must free herself from the role she has accepted. Always vivid always full of stunning ideas and imagery Justina Robson is the Clarke Award-winning author of some of our most exciting yet philosophical SF. A new novel from her is a major event in the SF calendar.