From the moment of her birth, Brooke Cross was a loser. Conceived to win a First Baby of the Millennium contest, Brooke came five minutes late. Her mother never let her forget it. So Brooke, estranged from her mother, became a history professor and tries to live in obscurity. Until Professor Eldon Franke recruits her for a study of Millennium Babies, a study that will change her life.
Winner of science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award.
“Never one for melodrama or overwrought prose, Rusch concentrates instead on the slow and deliberate amassing of insightful, low-keyed incidents and details to serve as the foundation for some neat stefnal conceits.”
—Asimov’s SF Magazine
“This is science fiction writing at its best.”