When Ocean speaks to Jennery, Jennery must decide whether to listen or to swim away. First contact is all very well; but what happens after that? More
Jennery is floating on xyr back when Ocean speaks for the first time. Just three days away from freedom, all Jennery has ever wanted to do was become a musician—because if you reach sixteen and Ocean hasn't spoken to you once, then you can pursue a different life instead of becoming a Communicator.
But Ocean speaks to Jennery—only to Jennery. And Ocean is angry. And when Ocean is angry, bad things happen to the humans who have colonized Ocean's world. Jennery must choose whether to listen or to swim away.
A Glimmer of Silver is a novella about responsibility, growing up, and what happens after first contact.