The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet:
We are an alien race you may call the Atoners. Ten thousand years ago we wronged humanity profoundly. We cannot undo what has been done, but we wish humanity to understand it. Therefore we request 21 volunteers to visit seven planets to Witness for us. We will convey each volunteer there and back in complete safety. Volunteers must speak English. Send requests for electronic applications to witness@Atoners.com.
At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't.
This is the story of three of those volunteers, and what they found on Kular A and Kular B.
About the Author
Nancy Kress is the author of 22 books: 14 novels of science fiction or fantasy. She has won three Nebulas, a Hugo, and the John W Campbell Memorial Award. Kress is the monthly Fiction columnist for Writer's Digest Magazine. She teaches regularly at Clarion.
"Arrestingly ambiguous and persuasively set forth - in the best science fiction tradition, guaranteed provocative no matter what your personal opinions." Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2nd February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.172