Dave Creek is the author of the novels Chanda’s Awakening and Some Distant Shore, novellas Tranquility and The Silent Sentinels, and short story collections A Glimpse of Splendor and The Human Equations. He has also published the Great Human War trilogy, including A Crowd of Stars (2016 Imadjinn Award winner), The Fallen Sun, and The Unmoving Stars. He is the editor of Trajectories, an anthology of stories about space exploration and its many challenges, and the author of Mars Abides: Ray Bradbury’s Journeys to the Red Planet, a nonfiction look at Bradbury’s Martian stories. Creek’s short stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact and APEX magazines, and the anthologies Far Orbit Apogee, Touching the Face of the Cosmos, and Dystopian Express. In the “real world,” Dave is a retired television news producer.
Chanda Kasmira devotes years of her life and career to saving the inhabitants of the planet Splendor from the planet’s coming destruction. Her latest effort fails. Life on Splendor faces more danger than ever before.
Disheartened, Chanda places herself into a “long sleep,” intending to awaken decades later to a brighter future for Splendor and its people.
Instead, an even more difficult path lies ahead after Chanda’s awakening.