Down to Dirt
by Kevin Killiany
Humankind has stations in space, cities on the moon, and colonies on Mars. In humanity’s shadow lies dirt, prison of the unfit—the sick, insane, or criminal—all desperate to escape. Sixteen-year-old Mara Duval, born and raised on Tombaugh Station, is training for the first mission to Jupiter. But before she can embrace her future, she must confront her family’s failures. Mara must go down to dirt.