The Children Star - an Elysium Cycle novel by Joan Slonczewski
Approx. 87,460 words.
Published on December 17, 2009 by
Genetically modified children have settled Prokaryon—a world where chemistry kills unaltered adults. Now a ruthless corporation threatens to destroy Prokaryon by terraforming. But what of the alien intelligent life directing all aspects of the planet's existence?