The Earth-Born: A novelette of the future
By John Walters
Published: December 18, 2011.
A fireflood brought on by the wars of humanity has devastated Earth, and an island on the newly terraformed world is being used as a penal colony. When a representative arrives to offer the prisoners' children who have come of age a chance at relocation and education at an off-world facility, he and the children are hunted by the disgruntled prisoners.