by Hylton Smith
Renewal is the fourth volume in The Nexus Odyssey. The city vessel Phoenix is in its 43rd year of the journey from Mars to the 55 Cancri system. The three species aboard are shocked to find Nexus is nothing like the Axis remembered. Renewal chronicles the struggle between the crew and a lifeform which tries to control them, while Mars is unaware of the same threat as the surface temperature rises.