For centuries the settlers on Venus have worked to terraform the planet, devoting their lives to an epic project that will benefit mankind. Although they will never walk free on the planet's surface, the colonists are contented to know that far in the future their descendants will.
But Venus's environment is hostile, and its children are growing tired of dedicating themselves to a task they will never see completed. And Earth has its own plans, and the mysterious Habbers offer opportunity and danger in equal measure.
When an unknown signal from space disrupts life on Earth and on Venus, Mahala Liangharad may be the first to step forth from Venus into a new world of possibility.