At the Parliament of the Confederation of Inhabited Worlds, speed-of-light instructions from home arrive too late, and personal loyalties and jealousies dominate decades of negotiations and lawmaking. Will Tithonos sacrifice the needs of his planet for the sake of his mistress?
Val Seymour appeared to be the ruthless rogue, yet he was also charming, intelligent, and…sensitive. Lucille almost believed that Val wasn't just looking to make her another notch on his bedpost, but was the kind of man she'd been searching for, the kind who wanted a wife…
“A space opera that makes the slowness of light and the spaciousness of time central figures in a thought-provoking exploration of love and politics.” —Ken Liu, author of “The Paper Menagerie” (winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards) and “Good Hunting” (winner of the WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction)
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