2057. Humanity has raised
exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her
nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they’re good at it.
The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and
everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news
arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn’s ice moons, has inexplicably left
its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.
As layers of camouflage fall
away, it becomes clear that Janus was never a moon in the first place. It’s
some kind of machine—and it is now headed toward a fuzzily glimpsed artifact
260 light-years away. The Rockhopper is the only ship anywhere near Janus, and Bella Lind
is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of
In accepting this mission,
she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny—for Janus has
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