Transfiguration by Paul Weber
Approx. 99,340 words.
Published on February 26, 2012.
A pandemic has wiped out a large portion of the earth's population, and an ice age has begun. Under the stress of gigantic environmental change, women begin bearing children remarkably different from their fellow human beings: they are small of stature, but possess uncanny mental abilities. Does this new subspecies of mankind represent our bright future, or our doom?