Author(s): Allan Baillie
Dece and only three others live on a very remote outpost in outer space. The environment is hostile. When Dece sees what appears to be the wreck of a spaceship caught in the orbit of the nearby gas planet, Cotal, he puts aside his terrors to investigate, but what he finds there is so extraordinary that it is almost beyond his ability to understand.
Allan Baillie's novels include Little Brother (1986), The China Coin (1992), Saving Abbie (2000), Treasure Hunters (2002), A Taste of Cockroach (2005), a collection of short stories, Castles (2005), a superb picture book for young children, and the novel Krakatoa Lighthouse.