About the Book:
A few years ago, a military doctor walking the corridors of New Jakarta Station saved Melati's life. She signed up for the International Space Force to pay back her debt to him. Her family thinks she has betrayed her people. It was ISF who removed their grandparents from the crowded slums of Jakarta to work in interstellar space stations.
It is Melati's job to teach six-year old artificial humans. Her latest cohort has one student who claims that he is not a little boy, but a mindbase traveller whose swap partner took off with his body. A lot of people are scouring the station for this man, a scientist with dangerous knowledge.
What would be a better place to hide a fugitive than in the seething mass of people in New Jakarta's B-sector? Problem is, Melati's family is involved in a scheme to sell the scientist in return for the right to return to Indonesia. Never mind that if the scientist's knowledge falls into the wrong hands, none of them will live to exercise that right.
About the Author:
Australian author of hard SF, space opera and weird fantasy. Published in Analog Nov 2012 and 2013. Novel Ambassador out from Ticonderoga Publications in 2013
Pre-final draft. This book is not *quite* finished, but I hope to have it done by Christmas.
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