This slim sci-fi, murder mystery, romance and climate apocalypse novella takes place on Jupiter, where survivors of Earth’s climate collapse have fled to survive and regroup. Jupiter proves to have a toxic gas surface with ripping winds and smog, and people have built an elaborate platform and railway system to live suspended above the surface. The surviving intellectuals have created a university and dedicated themselves to figuring out how best to re-seed Earth’s prior functioning biosystem to make it habitable again, having taken with them from the Earth seeds and DNA of all lost plants and animals.
One of the scholars specializing in “classics” of the lost ecosystem, gets summoned out to her ex-girlfriend when a scholar colleague disappears off a remote station. Fearing he may have suicidally thrown himself off the rails, Mossa, the ex-girlfriend who’s now an accomplished investigator, goes on an intense hunt to figure out what exactly happened both to the missing colleague as well as to their prior romance.
So hoping for future investigations by Mossa!
Thanks to MacMillan-Tor/Forge and NetGalley for an advanced reader’s copy.