By Robert Charles Wilson
From Robert Charles Wilson, the writer of the Hugo-winning Spin, comes Burning Paradise, a new story of people coming to grips with a universe of implacable strangeness.
Cassie Klyne, nineteen years previous, lives within the usa within the yr 2015―but it is not our usa, and it is not our 2015.
Cassie's global has been at peace because the nice Armistice of 1918. there has been no international battle II, no nice melancholy. Poverty is declining, prosperity is expanding in every single place; social instability is unusual. yet Cassie is aware the area isn't really what it sort of feels. Her mom and dad have been a part of a bunch who steadily came upon the grim fact: that for decades―back to the sunrise of radio communications―human development has been interfered with, made extra peaceable and benign, by means of an extraterrestrial entity. That via interfering with our communications, this entity has tweaked historical past in huge and sophisticated methods. That humanity is, for reasons unknown, being farmed.
Cassie's mom and dad have been killed for this information, in addition to lots of the different individuals in their crew. when you consider that then, the survivors have scattered and long past into hiding. Cassie and her more youthful brother Thomas now dwell together with her aunt Nerissa, who stocks those risky secrets and techniques. Others reside close by. For 8 years they've got tried to steer unexceptional lives so that it will get away detection. the strategy has worked.
Until now. as the killers are again. and they are no longer human.