By 2057 the commercial exploitation of the Solar System is in full swing. The burgeoning new economies in near-Earth space are fuelled by steady stream of comets, steered back home by huge nuclear-powered mining ships. They call is pushing ice.
Bella Lind and the crew of the Rockhopper are nearing the end of their current mission cycle and desperate for some much-needed rest and relaxation - until startling news from Saturn arrives. Janus, one of Saturn´s ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the Solar System at high speed.
AUTHOR: Alastair Reynolds