A digital serial novel written by Yoon Ha Lee, Rivers Solomon, S.L. Huang, and Becky Chambers.
Orphan, refugee, and soldier-for-hire Asala Sikou doesn't think too much about the end of civilization. Her system's star is dying, and the only person she can afford to look out for is herself. When a ship called The Vela vanishes during what was supposed to be a flashy rescue mission, a reluctant Asala is hired to team up with Niko, the child of a wealthy inner planet's president, to find it and the outer system refugees on board. But this is no ordinary rescue mission; The Vela holds a secret that places the fate of the universe in the balance, and forces Asala to decide—in a dying world where good and evil are far from black and white, who deserves to survive?
“A compelling, twisty experience that is more reminiscent of good quality TV than conventional literature.” - Nerds of a Feather
“The novel’s climactic action scenes are breathtaking, and once the book enters its final stages, it’s almost impossible to put down. It’s an intoxicating mix of high-octane action and human emotion.” - Geekdad
“It’s good — nothing less than excellent, which is only to be expected from its writing team.” - Tor.com