Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for space ship captain Nia, who lives for nothing more than her next paycheck. When a young boy unexpectedly enters her life, she finds new purpose in raising him and hiding his existence from the company that stands to make a fortune by exploiting a genetic anomaly that only he has. This is a beautifully written, accessible novel for readers who’d like to try science fiction but aren’t sure where to start.

Try it if you liked: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel or Light From Other Stars by Erika Swyler.

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