An Unnatural Life. Tor.com, forthcoming (summer 2020).
The Green and Growing. Aqueduct Press (January 2019). Conversation Pieces Series.
In this tale of the clash between two worlds and cultures, Miquita, one of the forty-two daughters of Commander Hritrar, is sent to the Rubruii after their defeat at her father’s hands. Hampered by diplomatic etiquette and a thoroughly alien culture, Miquita struggles to understand the destruction her father has leveled against the cities and orchards that depend on a failing artificial intelligence. Can she help repair the terrible damage her father’s forces have inflicted? Perhaps more importantly: should she?