Life on Sweetwater
Genre: Short Stories
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Who is murdering the residents of Chimney Rock?
Jacoby left Earth for Planet Sweetwater, the great trashcan of the universe, ten years ago. It was his only hope to raise a family with Eliza. Earth was suffering the oppressive effects of overpopulation and government control. It was an expensive, cramped, and polluted nightmare. The poorest citizens of Earth were “volunteered” to leave.
Living on the settlements of Planet Sweetwater is like going back in time five hundred years. There’s thousand-to-one odds of surviving. Now those odds are looking even worse as more and more residents are turning up dead.
K. B. Sage, Chimney Rock’s Prefect, suspects Jacoby is behind the first murder. But as more residents continue to pile up, the community starts to suspect the Fiddlers, the strange creatures sharing the land with them. Jacoby, however, has another theory about what is causing the deaths when his son, Owen, starts to hear peculiar sounds.
Life On Sweetwater is an exciting blend of murder mystery and exploration science fiction. Adam Perin delivers a tale that paints a bleak vision of the future that might not be far from reality. Life On Sweetwater contains a powerful lesson about preserving the planet. Even the harshest environment has a delicate ecosystem that humanity must be careful not to destroy.