After being lost for several hundred years, a space colony is rediscovered by an exploratory expedition from Earth whose technology threatens to destroy the colony's painfully constructed civilization.
" Beginning as straightforward Lost Colony-type science fiction, this novel takes a startling twist . . . . Hoover writes for those who prefer the SF with food for thought." -- "School Library Journal"
" Superb! You look through the eyes of two young women, one explorer, the other colonist, as they meet. Their mixed emotions ring utterly true." -- "The Times Educational Supplement"
A " real blockbuster of a novel. As readable as it is wise." -- "The Junior Bookshelf"