By Sheri S. Tepper
The myriad alien civilizations populating some distance, far-off worlds have many strong purposes to loathe the blight known as "humankind" . . .
the single human baby dwelling in a piece colony at the Martian satellite tv for pc Phobos, little Margaret Bain has invented six imaginary partners to maintain boredom and loneliness at bay. every one an extension of her character, they're misplaced to her while she is pressured to come back to Earth. yet they don't seem to be long gone.
The time will come while Margaret, absolutely grown and wed, needs to depart this demise global as well—this Earth so denuded by way of thoughtlessness and chemistry that its merely workable export is slaves. For now Margarets are scattered through the galaxy. And their writer needs to convey her selves domestic . . . or watch the human race perish.
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