Forget the lottery.
Teenager Charlie Newell has just discovered something that will make him and his friends billionaires. What if a world existed in which no humans ever evolved? No cities. No pollution. No laws. A fantastic world filled with unimaginable riches in which everythingeverythingwas yours just for the taking?
Charlie has found that world. And he plans to use it to make him and his friends rich.
There is a problem: How do you keep something this big a secret?
1997 Recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award
Nominated for the 1997 Prometheus Award for Best Libertarian SF Novel