In the far future the poor won't be packed into the cities--they'll be cast out into the black. Jose Santiago wanders the outer reaches of the solar system looking for the a frozen treasure that will turn his life around. And racing against the greedy corporation that wants the treasure for itself. In this story, which won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION edited by Gardner Dozois, Santiago will discover that a comets are truly harbingers of ill fortune.
Steven Mohan, Jr. has published scores of short stories in markets as diverse as INTERZONE, POLYPHONY, and PARADOX, as well as several DAW original anthologies. His short fiction has won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR.