New Title: Pennterra

3 November 2015

As we’re sure you’re well aware, Judith Moffett won the inaugural Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 1987 for her short story ‘Surviving’. A year later she followed that up with the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and has also been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Awards. SF Gateway publishes all of her SF, including . . .

Pennterra is a beautiful and fertile planet and humanity’s last hope for survival. But Pennterra is already inhabited. After warning other colony ships to stay away, the small advance colony of Quakers has adapted to life on Pennterra. Heeding the empathic warnings of the native hrossa, they have settled in a single valley, sharply limited their population, and continued to use no heavy machinery in their building and farming. But surviving under these conditions has left the Quakers little time to learn more about their native neighbors. Catastrophe or peace – Tanka Wakan, the omnipotent master spirit of Pennterra, will decide.

You can find the rest of Judith Moffett via her Author page on  the Gateway website and read about  in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

About Darren Nash

I'm Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that - mysteriously - doesn't appear on any official maps. Possibly. View all posts by Darren Nash → This entry was posted in New Releases and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.