Eric Born leaves his home planet, the Realm of Nameless Powers, to work for the Rhudolent Vitae, a strict sect of humanity searching for their home planet. When he comes into contact with a Vitae prisoner from the Realm, they join forces to discover the truths behind the origins of humanity. Sarah Zettel's debut novel is large in scope and teeming with ideas surrounding the fractures that develop between people, and Fleet Cooper gives clarity to her intricate and vibrant worlds with a gripping and forceful style, keeping listeners riveted as Reclamation goes deeper into its fanciful sci-fi fantasy.
Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel: With mankind spread thinly across the galaxy, two refugees must find humanity’s home. Eric Born knows his way around the universe. He’s a quick-thinking merchant blessed with natural telekinetic skill. He’s also that rarest of creatures, a human being. Humans have been scattered across the universe, powerless and oppressed, dispersed so widely that no one knows what planet they first came from. Eric survives by selling his talents to the mysterious galactic tyrants known as the Rhudolant Vitae, but has never forgotten he belongs to the human race, and the distant world, the Realm of the Nameless Powers. The Realm may be a backwater, but Eric will do anything to protect his home from the merciless and powerful Vitae. With the help of fellow refugee Arla Rengate, Eric embarks on a journey across the stars. To save the Realm, he will have to cross the Vitae, and discover a secret that holds the key to the origins of mankind.