Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Humanity once boldly pushed outward from the Earth to establish colonies throughout the galaxy. But overextending, faltering and ultimately failing, they left the settlements to fend for themselves. Now, after many centuries, the progenitors have returned to reclaim their lost territories.
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Used availability for Maureen F McHugh's Mission Child
December 1998 : USA Hardback
December 1999 : UK Paperback
November 1999 : USA Paperback