A reporter gets a message from Mars that she believes can only have come from the person that were first to land there, the person who has been missing ever since. So off she goes to meet them to get the story of the decade.
Super good writing with a really well done take on Dissociative Identity Disorder, and a wonderful base jumping experience that’s not to be missed out on.
After Fresco, which i felt was well below par for Alastair, this was definitely back to his usual high standards of sci-fi.
If ya wanna read you’ll find this in the collection, Zima Blue and Other Stories.
Next up in Alastair’s bibliography is Century Rain from 2004: his very first super length novel.