Anders, former editor of io9 and Hugo and Nebula Award-winner for 2017, writes a story of a divided future world in stasis. January is a colonized planet split into two halves, one always bright-hot and one always freezing dark. The two habitable human cities straddle the small zone of dusk in between.
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Author(s): Publisher: Tor Books
"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives."
Set on a planet that has fully definitive, never-changing zones of day and night, with ensuing extreme climates of endless, frigid darkness and blinding, relentless light, humankind has somehow continued apace -- though the perils outside the built cities are rife with danger as much as the streets below.
But in a world where time means only what the ruling government proclaims, and the levels of light available are artificially imposed to great consequence, lost souls and disappeared bodies are shadow-bound and savage, and as common as grains of sand. And one such pariah, sacrificed to the night, but borne up by time and a mysterious bond with an enigmatic beast, will rise to take on the entire planet--before it can crumble beneath the weight of human existence.