by Tobias S. Buckell
Cover Artist: Todd Lockwood
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765319203
Date: 19 August 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Review by Tom Easton / Artist's Website / Show Article /
Product Description: Welcome to Chilo, a planet with corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat. Fortunately, fourteen-year-old Timas lives in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the surface, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm. Above the acidic clouds the temperature and pressure are normal. But to make a living, Timas like many other young men, is lowered to the surface in an armored suit to scavenge what he can.
As the invaded cities fall silent one by one, Chilo's citizens must race against time to stop the enemy. And Timas will find out what kind of man he has become in the harsh conditions of Chilo's surface.
(Source: Tor Books)